News from CREAL
The Consell de Govern of the Catalan Government has approved today the merger between the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGLobal) and the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL). The governance agreement adopted this morning gives the go-ahead to a merger process that was approved last April by the trustees of both centres. The merger, effective on June 30, ends a joint process that started more than three years ago, and converts ISGlobal into a leading international centre of research and translation in Global Health.
The emerging ISGlobal, with 30 research groups and a total staff of 376 people, positions Barcelona as a leading hub in global health research on infectious and non-communicable diseases, and environmental factors. Dr. Antoni Plasència will be the director-general of the new ISGlobal, and Dr. Josep Maria Antó will be the scientific coordinator.
In this new phase, the Barcelona Institute for Global Health will maintain two campus: the Campus Clínic, with its headquarters in calle Roselló, 132 and its labs in and around the Hospital Clinic; and the Campus PRBB with its headquarters in the Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona and closely linked to the Parc de Salut MAR and the University Pompeu Fabra. In addition, ISGlobal has an office in Madrid and will continue working in a stable manner with its partners in Mozambique, Bolivia and Morocco.