Dr. Lena Novack

Dr. Lena Novack Profile

Senior lecturer
Ph.D., 2006

Department : Public Health
Room : 503
בנין משרדי רפואה ע"ש אליה
Phone : 972-8-6477448
Email : novack@bgu.ac.il
Office Hours :  
epidemiology, hepatitis, environmental health, screening, bio statistics


  • Ph.D. 2006, Epidemiology

Research Topics

  • Screening of blood donations for Infectious Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV
  • Environmental Health
  • Exposure Assessment
  • BioStatistics

Major expertise and techniques in the lab

    • Publications and funding summary / representative publications and grants

      • Novack L. , Galai N., Yaari A., Orgel M., Shinar E., Sarov B. Delay in detection of anti-HIV in pooled ELISA testing compared with singleton testing estimated on seroconversion panels. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2006 Aug;44(8):2909-13 .
      • Sarov B., Novack L., Galai N., Yaari A., Orgel M., Safi J., Yahalom V., Shinar E. Estimation of delay in detecting HCV antibodies in pools compared to individual testing on seroconversion panels. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 2007. Vol.13(7):737-9.
      • Wiznitzer A, Mayer A, Novack V, Sheiner E, Gilutz H, Malhotra A, Novack L. Association of lipid levels during gestation with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus: a population-based study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Jul 23.
      • Current Grant: Chief Scientist - Ministry of Health – 200,000NIS – April 2011-Mar 2013 Environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals and major congenital malformations in newborns.

      Existing collaborations

      • Daniella Landau, MD– Neonatal Intensive Care Unit , Soroka Medical Center
      • Ester Manor, PhD – Cytogenetic Laboratory, Soroka Medical Center
      • Reli Hershkovitz , MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Soroka Medical Center

      Suggested multi-disciplinary research project / research focus topics

      • Environmental exposure to semi- and heavy-metals and major congenital malformations in newborns.

      Looking for expertise / project

      • Toxicology