Ron See Earns Top Fellowship in Israel

By Scott Craig   |   September 13, 2022
Ronald See will share his knowledge about addiction science in Jerusalem (photography by Brad Eliott)

A Westmont professor has received a prestigious fellowship to serve at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI). The Lady Davis Fellowship Trust selected Ronald See, professor of psychology and neuroscience, as the Marie and Matthew Heller visiting professor in medicine at the Institute of Medical Research. HUJI is the premier academic institution in Israel and is well recognized as a leading center of biomedical research. 

“I’m excited to represent Westmont at such a prestigious international university,” See says. “I look forward to sharing new insights that I may gain in Israel when I return to teaching neuroscience and psychology courses after my sabbatical leave.”

He will work closely with HUJI colleagues studying the neurobiology of substance use disorders, advise faculty and graduate students in their research projects, and guide the development of systematic research programs in addiction science.

The two-month fellowship from October to December is part of See’s yearlong professional sabbatical, during which he will lecture at multiple institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

See has extensive international experience, serving as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, a visiting fellow at Oxford University, and twice as a visiting professor at Kuwait University. Before coming to Westmont in 2015, he taught for three years in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia. As an undergraduate, he studied for a year at Georg-August University in Germany. He graduated from UC Berkeley before earning a master’s and doctorate at UCLA. 

The Lady Davis Trust was established 50 years ago in honor of Lady Davis (Henriette Marie Meyer), an eminent philanthropist and benefactor of multiple institutions.  


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