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Professors Leire Arbea and Alfredo Gea, new vice-deans of School of Medicine

They join the board of the School as Vice-Deans of innovation in education and Students.


13 | 06 | 2022

The Rector, María Iraburu, has appointed Drs. Leire Arbea and Alfredo Gea as Vice-Deans of the School of Medicine. Respectively, they will assume the responsibilities of innovation in education, in a newly created position , and of Students.

Dr. Leire Arbea holds a degree (1999) and a PhD (2011) in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Navarra. She is a specialist in Radiation Oncology from the Clínica (2003) and Master's Degree in Molecular Oncology from the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (2013). 

Professor at School of Medicine since 2003, she has been combining her healthcare activity with her work at professor and the management of the Medical Unit Education for several years. Following her training in the postgraduate program courses at Harvard Macy in Boston (USA), she has developed several innovation projects professor at the University. He is also manager of the training programme "Curso de Innovación y Experiencia en Education Médica" (CINEXEM) for the training of Medicine teachers and leads the training professor in the new Integrated Curriculum.

Dr. Alfredo Gea replaces Dr. José Hermida as Associate Dean for Students. He is graduate (2010) and holds a PhD (2014) in Pharmacy from the University, and did his postdoctoral stay at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston (USA).

Senior Associate Professor since 2021, teaches teaching in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine and is the representative of the latter in the committee advisor of DATAI (high school of Science of the data and Artificial Intelligence), member of the Medical Education Unit and of the Steering Committee of the Integrated Curriculum. He is also researcher of CIBEROBN and IdiSNA. He is the author of more than 100 articles and 20 book chapters, and focuses his research on nutritional epidemiology, specifically alcohol consumption.

board The School of Medicine thanks Professor José Hermida for "his untiring dedication to the students and his concern for their integral training . He has promoted through the vice-deanship a receptive attitude to the improvements proposed by the students and that his observations serve to improve student satisfaction and contribute to the progress of the School at a time when the implementation of the Integrated Curriculum did not make it easy. The achievements of these years have been due in large part to his work fighting for all the improvements introduced to be translated into people-centred learners".