Milton Alter, M.D. 1955 & B.A. 1951, has been awarded a grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to study multiple sclerosis frequency in the Arab and Jewish populations of Israel. The U.S. Public Health Service originally assigned Alter to Israel in 1960. He established a research tool called the Israeli National Neurological Disease Register and has been conducting epidemiological studies there for nearly 50 years. He lives in Wynnewood, PA.
Seymour Gitin, B.A. 1956, serves as director and professor of archaeology at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He was recently awarded a doctorate of humane letters, honoris causa, by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at a special convocation held in Jerusalem in March. This award was given in recognition of his outstanding service to the field of archaeology, his recent research of the late Israelite and late Philistine periods and his work on the Ekron Royal Dedicatory Inscription. He resides in Jerusalem.