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New term at the SBPC

Helena Nader: to head the organization until 2017

Eduardo CesarHelena Nader: to head the organization until 2017Eduardo Cesar

Helena Nader, a biomedical researcher and full professor at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp), has been reelected president of the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC), an organization consisting of 110 science associations and over 4,000 active members. Having served two terms as vice president and two as president, she will continue to lead the organization until July 2017. “We intend to maintain an ongoing presence in the National Congress, monitoring bills that affect education, science, technology, innovation and the environment,” the researcher said. One of the goals for the next term is the SBPC memory project, a database of the history of Brazilian science and the SBPC. “We want to create new vehicles of communication that focus on women as well as on the environment as a way to promote Brazilian science,” said Nader, who is a member of the FAPESP Area Panels Committee for Biology. Elected to the two vice-presidential positions were physicist Ildeu de Castro Moreira of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and Vanderlan Bolzani of São Paulo State University (Unesp), who is a member of the Biota-FAPESP Area Panel of Special Programs. Walter Colli, a professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) and deputy coordinator for Life Sciences at FAPESP, assumes the role of first treasurer.