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New member of the Board of Trustees

Souza, founder of the Campinas Blood Center

Léo Ramos Chaves / Revista Pesquisa FAPESP

Hematologist Carmino Antonio de Souza is the newest member of the FAPESP Board of Trustees. Souza, a professor from the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), was appointed by then São Paulo State Governor Rodrigo Garcia through a decree published in the São Paulo State Official Gazette on December 21. He will see out the term of David Uip, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) and the ABC School of Medicine, who had been appointed to the board for six years in July 2022. Specializing in hematologic cancer, Souza graduated in medicine from UNICAMP in 1975, where he also completed his doctorate (1987) and teaching postdoc (1996). In 1985, he founded the Center for Hematology and Hemotherapy (Hemocentro) at UNICAMP and later headed São Paulo’s state blood program, ensuring that transfusions were free of viruses such as HIV (see Pesquisa FAPESP issue no. 323). He was São Paulo State Health Secretary from 1993 to 1994. He later faced the COVID-19 pandemic as head of the health system in the municipality of Campinas.