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MRA Council

The Council is one of the bodies of the Medical Research Agency and its term lasts 6 years. It is composed of 16 members, appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Health.

Its competences include issuing opinions on promising directions of research activities and on division of financial resources. The Council also delivers opinions on the annual activity plan of the ABM, which is a document that specifies the scope for competitions and own projects run by the ABM in a given calendar year.

The Council of the Agency is composed of (2019-2025 term):

  • Professor Marcin Moniuszko - Vice-Rector for Science; Head of the Allergology and Internal Medicine Clinic, Medical University of Białystok [nominated by the Minister of Health] - Chairman of the Council of the Medical Research Agency
  • Professor Bogusław Machaliński - Rector of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin [nominated by the Ministry of Interior and Administration] - Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Medical Research Agency
  • Professor Waldemar Priebe - Professor of Medicinal Chemistry; Department of Experimental Therapeutics; Division of Cancer Medicine; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center [nominated by the Minister of Health]
  • Professor George Wilding - Vice President and Deputy Chief Academic Officer; Clinical and Interdisciplinary Research; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center [nominated by the Minister of Health]
  • Professor Christopher JL Murray - The Chair and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington; Director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IMHE) [nominated by the Minister of Health]
  • Michael J. Pencina, PhD - Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology; Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics; Duke University School of Medicine [nominated by the Minister of Health]
  • Rafał Staszewski, MD, PhD - Chancellor of the Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences [nominated by the Patient Organisation - Urszula Jaworska Foundation]
  • Konstanty Szułdrzyński, MD, PhD - Team Leader; Coordinator for Extracorporeal Therapies at the University Hospital in Krakow [nominated by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology]
  • Professor Tadeusz Faustyn Krzemiński - Head of the Chair and Department of Pharmacology, the Medical Faculty with the Dentistry Division in Zabrze, Silesian Medical University in Katowice [nominated by the Minister of Health]
  • Professor Mirosław Markiewicz  - Acting Head of the Clinical Hematology Clinic of the Fryderyk Chopin Provincial Hospital No. 1 in Rzeszów [nominated by the Minister of Health]
  • Aurelia Ostrowska, MD - Director of the Department of Military Health Service at the Ministry of National Defence [nominated by the Ministry of National Defence]
  • Professor Piotr Rutkowski - Head of the Clinic of Soft Tissue and Bone Sarcomas and Melanomas; Maria Sklodowska-Curie Institute — Oncology Center [nominated as a representative of the directors of research institutes supervised by the Minister of Health]
  • Professor Jerzy Chudek - Head of the Chair of the First Clinic of the Internal Medicine and Oncological Chemotherapy, Medical University of Silesia [nominated by the Confederation of Academic Rectors of Medical Universities]
  • Bernard Waśko, MD PhD - Deputy President for Medical Affairs of the National Health Fund [Reported by the President of the National Health Fund]
  • Tomasz Kuczur, PhD, Professor UKW - Head of Department of Contemporary Political and Administrative Systems at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz [Designated by the Minister of Health]

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