BBI Hosts Dr. Ayelet Gur, Leading Israeli Researcher on Persons with Disabilities, for Joint Research Project

June 26, 2017

Dr. Ayelet Gur and Peter Blanck

Dr. Ayelet Gur, a leading Israeli professor and researcher on persons with disabilities, is a visiting scholar in residence at BBI during June 2017. Dr. Gur, along with Professor Arik Rimmerman of Haifa University and BBI Chairman Peter Blanck, is conducting a groundbreaking study on the deinstitutionalization of Israelis with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The research is sponsored by the Israeli government and aimed at the inclusion and equal participation of Israeli’s with disabilities in society. The study involves a multiyear analysis of hundreds of persons as they transition to integrated community living. Dr. Gur teaches at Bar-Ilan university in Ramat-Gan, Israel.