Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge in Barcelona has named F. Xavier Bosch as its first Ombudsman. Bosch will serve as a mediator for research conflicts, help to ensure the integrity of research, and act as confidential adviser for workplace and career concerns. The position is independent and is mandated to respect the anonymity and confidentiality of identities and other other information.
Bosch, a native of Barcelona, earned his MD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and later a master’s degree in Public Health from UCLA. He is an internationally recognized researcher on the Human Papillomavirus and cervical cancer. He has held several leadership positions in the Catalan Institute of Oncology. (IBIDELL News; Elsevier Bio.)