Prof. Victor Novack MD, PhD is the founding director of Soroka-BGU Medical Research Institute and Head of the Research Authority at Soroka University Medical Center, the second largest hospital in Israel and a single provider of the tertiary care to a population of 1.2 mln. Prior to his current position, Prof. Novack served as a Medical Director at Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston USA. His epidemiology training allows for the bridging a gap between the clinical questions and statistical apparatus. He has designed and contributed to the design of more than 50 feasibility and pivotal trials for FDA approval. Prof. Novack is Professor of Medicine at Faculty of Health Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, attending in the Division of Medicine at Soroka University Medical Center and Senior Scientist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate and Statistical Editor of the European Journal of Internal Medicine. He has more than 170 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals. His scientific interests lays at the application of the evolving statistical and epidemiological methodology to the clinically driven research questions.