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The ministry appoints "the vaccine man", after having rejected 4 other candidates: "Transparent process". But the controversy erupts. Marino (Pd): "The international index to evaluate the scientific impact gives it last and with 0 points. And I would like a scientist to lead the structure"

Of Adele Lapertosa | 12 February 2013

It had to be one transparent appointment and based on merit, made with an "innovative" procedure for Italy and instead it seems to have ended in the Italian way. The choice of Fabrizio Oleari, current head of the public health department and innovation of Ministry of Health, as the new president of theHigher Institute of Health it has sparked a lot of controversy for the way it was done, just before the elections and with a government that resigned. And also because the only one among the 5 finalist candidates who does not carry out scientific research was chosen, when one of the seven requisites requested by the ministry was precisely "the high and recognized professionalism documented in research and experimentation in the sectors of of the Institute". Indeed, one of the main activities of the ISS is research.

”New appointments, old methods. It's a matter of method – they point out Filomena Gallo, secretary of theLuca Coscioni Association, and the radical senator Donatella Poretti – One wonders why selection criteria have been published on the Ministry's website and then instead the proposal is made

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