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Paulo Saldiva is the new deputy director of the IEA-USP

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Paulo Saldiva, new deputy director of the IEA-USP

Pathologist Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva, a professor at USP's Faculty of Medicine (FMUSP), is the new deputy director of the IEA-USP. He was elected by the members of the Institute's Board on February 24, when he obtained an absolute majority of votes.

It is the first time that a leader of the IEA-USP is chosen according to the guidelines of the new resolution of USP's Statute, which determines the vote in two rounds. The second round takes places only if a candidate does not obtain the absolute majority of votes in the first round. Until 2014, principals and vice-principals were chosen from a triple list prepared by the members of the Congregation and the Departments' Councils of the respective units - such as the Board for the IEA-USP. The final appointment would then be the president's responsibility.

Saldiva is the successor of Carlos Roberto Ferreira Brandão, a professor of USP's Zoology Museum, who has been deputy director between 2014 and 2015, and is stepping down to become president of the Brazilian Institute of Museums (Ibram), a distinct body of the Ministry of Culture in charge of the administration of federal museums and the formulation of public policies for the area.

Saldiva is a full professor since 1996, having graduated in medicine and obtaining a PhD in pathology from the FMUSP. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of Harvard University's School of Public Health and member of the Air Quality Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO). He is currently a member of the Council of the City of São Paulo. His research focuses on pathology, pulmonary pathophysiology, respiratory diseases, and environmental health and applied ecology.

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