Florida philanthropists Dr. Morton and Cynthia Levitt have donated $2.8 million for a scholarship fund for medical education at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Levitt is a professor of Clinical Biomedical Science and former Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine.
His professional career includes service in the National Cancer Institute’s Carcinogenesis Bioassay Testing Program, service as a hospital executive and chief medical officer, and more than 20 years in the United States Air Force.
The Levitt scholarship continues a familial legacy of support for the Sackler Faculty of Medicine that includes Dr. Levitt’s parents, their families, and his great-uncle, Harry C. Bernard
The faculty is the largest medical and research training complex in Israel and comprises 1,400 affiliated doctors, including approximately 1,000 teachers, in pre-clinical departments, clinics, medical centers, six psychiatric hospitals, and a large rehabilitation center.