Dr. Anna Depukat replaced prof. dr hab. n. med. Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz. The new head of the institute previously headed the pilot office of the National Mental Health Protection Program.
Anna Panufnik-Onaszkiewicz, spokeswoman for IPiN, pointed out that the new director was appointed “in accordance with the Act on Research Institutes”, and “the director of the institute is dismissed and appointed by the supervising minister”.
What were Dr. Depukat’s first decisions? – In this initial period, the most important thing was undoubtedly to guarantee broadly understood security and to familiarize with the existing and current activities of the Institute – indicated the spokeswoman.
The new head of the IPiN previously headed the pilot office of the National Mental Health Protection Program. She was also associated with the Cracow Clinical Hospital. dr. Józef Babiński, where she was also the director.
We asked the Ministry of Health about the reasons for the change in the position of the director of the institute. However, at the time of publication, we have not received a response.
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