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Center Staff

The research staff carry out all of the research activities at the center. This includes recruiting families to a variety of ongoing studies, collecting a wide range of data from both children and parents, and organizing the data in a state-of-the-art database while ensuring patient confidentiality. The research staff are integrated in the daily clinical activities of the Preschool Psychiatry Unit and Child Development Institute in Soroka Medical Center.

This enables them to meet families during their initial autism diagnosis meetings and later annual follow ups, thereby facilitating family recruitment and data collection. A special emphasis is made to collect the vast majority of research data (e.g., parent questionnaires, saliva samples, eye tracking) during or right after the clinical visits. In addition, all children who are suspected of having autism, participate in an ADOS test that is administered by our speech therapists in the center's facilities. 


David Zvida


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Dr. Michal Ilan

Clinical Manager

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Dr. Sigal Gelkop

Biomarker Lab Manager

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Tami Matus

Operations & HR manager

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Yael Mayer Aharoni

Developmental Psychologist Expert


Shai Hershkoviz

Database Manager

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Nadav Golden



Sarit Deutsch-Anaki

GCP Coordinator

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Masha Shafransky

Developmental Psychologist Expert

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Keren Mayer Lapidus

Developmental Psychologist Expert

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Tobi Graucher

Developmental Psychologist Intern

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Yuval Melamed

Speech therapist

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Inbal Ariel

Developmental Psychologist Intern

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Anna Kanarev

Developmental Psychologist Intern

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Vered Mizrahi

Speech and Language Therapist

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Danel Waissengreen

Speech and Language Therapist


Tamar Gassner Dattelkramer

Speech and Language Therapist

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Liat Moyal

Clinical Researchers Coordinator

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Hila Levi

Lab Assistant 

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Inbar Oren

Clinical Researchers Coordinator

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Meira Argaman

Clinical Researchers Coordinator - Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh)

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Shaked Mashiach

Clinical Researchers Coordinator

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Amit Lavi

Clinical Researchers Coordinator

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Adi Taub

Clinical Researchers Coordinator - soroka medical center

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Roie Dvir

Clinical Researchers Coordinator

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Shir Rozenblat

Psychologist Intern

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Clinical Researchers Coordinator

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Tali Osipov

Operation Coordinator

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Orel Mizrahi

Technical Coordinator

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