Dr. Ramon Gomis new member of the Institute of Catalan Studies

The plenary session of the Institute of Catalan Studies (Institut d'Estudis Catalans - IEC) agreed on February 25 to include four new members. The columnist, enigmist, storyteller and translator Màrius Serra and the teacher Vicent Pascual, who played a key role in the introduction of Catalan in the Valencian school in the last thirty years, joined the Philological Section. Doctors Jordi Salas-Salvadó, from the Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, and Ramon Gomis, Director of IDIBAPS, joined the Biological Sciences Section.

Science Section of the IEC, which was founded in 1911, split up in 1989 in the Section of Biological Sciences and the Department of Science and Technology. Section of Biological Sciences develops research programs in the field of Catalan studies, oriented to terminological issues or to the study of biological and genetic heritage. On the other hand, it promotes researches which contribute to the development and dissemination of research not only centered in Catalan-speaking territories.

The inclusion of Dr. Ramon Gomis as a new member of the IEC is a recognition of his work in hospital care, teaching and research. In addition to his duties as a medical endocrinologist at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona and Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Barcelona, he is director of the Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS). Additionally, he is the author of several plays and fiction books.

Information via: Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC)