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Prof. Tuncer and Prof. Zatoński join iPRI

Prof. Tuncer and Prof. Zatoński join iPRI

April 15, 2011

iPRI is proud to announce the joining of Prof Murat Tuncer and Prof Witold Zatoński as Senior Research Fellows. Witold Zatoński M.D., Ph.D., is a Director and Professor in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention at Cancer Center & Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland. Professor Murat Tuncer is a specialist in Paediatric Haematology in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Cancer Control Department in the Turkish Ministry of Health.

Professor Murat Tuncer is a specialist in Paediatric Haematology (1991) in Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Between 1997 and 2005, Professor Tuncer was Secretary General of the National Pediatrics Society, an Executive Committee member of International Children’s Centre (ICC) (2002-2008), the Union of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies (2000-2005), UNICEF National Committee (1999-2005), Turkish Science Academy Cancer Committee (2003-2009), and a member of the National Cordon Banking Committee (2003-2008). Professor Tuncer currently holds the role of President of the Middle East Cancer Consortium (MECC) (since 2000), and the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer Prevention (APOCP); he is presently Director of the Cancer Control Department in the Turkish Ministry of Health (since 2000). He has published over 170 international publications, edited 2 international, 4 national textbooks and hundreds of scientific posters in international congresses.

Professor Witold Zatoński M.D., Ph.D. is a Director and Professor in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Prevention at Cancer Center & Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland. As founder and President of the Health Promotion Foundation, Professor Zatoński has been instrumental in launching numerous health campaigns implemented in Poland and other areas of Eastern Europe. Professor Zatoński has recently completed work on the HEM – Closing the Gap project, a complex study examining health inequalities between eastern and western parts of the European Union. The final project report has been recently published and is available at the project website (http://www.hem.waw.pl/). At present, Professor Zatoński implements project PONS, aimed at establishing an infrastructure for prospective cohort studies of population health in Poland (www.projectpons.pl). Professor Zatoński has been at the forefront of public health and tobacco control in Poland, Eastern Europe, and internationally, for over 35 years. A passionate activist and researcher, and he has helped promote policy development through research and dissemination of research evidence and best practice. In 2006 he was awarded the Luther L. Terry award for Distinguished Career by the American Cancer Society.

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