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Marina Pollán, new director of the Carlos III Health Institute


Madrid, Jan 30 (EFE).- Marina Pollán Santamaría is the new director of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII), an organization dependent on the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities; This researcher replaces Cristóbal Belda in the position.

The Council of Ministers approved this appointment at its meeting today, at the proposal of the Minister of Health, Mónica García, and in accordance with the head of Science, Innovation and Universities, Diana Morant.

Pollán has a degree in Medicine from the University of Salamanca and a specialist in preventive medicine and public health. She also studied at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (Baltimore, USA), at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and obtained the extraordinary doctorate prize with her thesis dedicated to breast cancer at the Autonomous University from Madrid.

In 2023 she was named Honorary Doctor by the University of Granada.

This appointment positions her as the first director of the ISCIII who has developed her career in the organization since she joined in 1990, reports the Ministry of Science.

She is a research professor at the National Center for Epidemiology (CNE-ISCIII) since 2016 and has held the position of scientific director of the Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health (Ciberesp) since 2017.

She was director of the National Center for Epidemiology between February 2019 and October 2022, coordinating the work of said center during the covid-19 pandemic. She was also the scientific coordinator of the national seroprevalence study of SARS-CoV-2 infection (ENE-COVID).

As a researcher, she has more than 300 scientific articles and has extensive teaching experience in topics related to cancer epidemiology and epidemiological methodology.

He has been part of the project evaluation coordination in both the National Evaluation and Prospective Agency and the Health Research Fund, and has participated in numerous national and international expert groups and scientific committees.

Since 2021, he has coordinated the predictive medicine axis of the IMPaCT project (Precision Medicine Infrastructure associated with Science and Technology), to create with the health services of all the autonomous communities a large national cohort based in primary care that serves as an infrastructure research in our country.

Pollán replaces Cristobal Belda Iniesta, who was appointed in August 2021.

José Moisés Martín, general director of the CDTI

On the other hand, the Board of Directors of the Center for Technological Development and Innovation (CDTI) has approved the appointment of José Moisés Martín Carretero as the new general director of this organization, also dependent on the Ministry of Science.

Graduated in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid, he has studied postgraduate programs in finance at the IE Business School, economic analysis at the UNED and international economic relations at the CEPADE of the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

Martín has more than 25 years of experience in the public and private sectors. EFE

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