Former Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has announced that he has been appointed Professor of Public Health at University College Dublin (UCD).
r Holohan said he is not being paid for the position.
He wrote on Twitter: “Delighted to have appt as Adjunct Full Professor of Public Health in@UCDDublin on a pro bono basis. “Have great plans to upgrade the scroll and find other interesting quests.”
Professor Cecily Kelleher, Rector of the UCD College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, said: “I am pleased to report that outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan has assumed a five-year appointment as Adjunct Full Professor at UCD, which is affiliated with the College of Health and Agricultural Sciences.
“I welcome Tony to his new role and I am excited that a figure of his caliber and stature will contribute to our research and education programs and trust that the collaboration he will forge will have a positive impact on public health policy.” will have in the future.”
According to the UCD, additional degrees are honors given to individuals whose appointment to the university “will enhance the teaching or research profile of a school, research institute or college and will contribute to the intellectual life of the university”.
In April it was announced that Dr. Holohan would retire as CMO and take up a position at Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
However, it was later revealed that he would remain a civil servant and employee of the Department of Health, but would be seconded to Trinity indefinitely until his retirement in about 10 years, while retaining his chief medical officer salary of €187,000 and any pay increases due under his class.
After controversy and a call from Taoiseach Micheál Martin for the trial to be halted, Dr. Holohan, he will not take the position.
The former CMO retired on July 1 and Professor Breda Smyth took over the role as interim CMO pending competition to fill the role permanently.
Professor Smyth has worked in public health for 16 years and was Professor of Public Health Medicine at NUI Galway and Public Health Advisor at HSE West.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/tony-holohan-appointed-professor-of-public-health-in-ucd-on-a-pro-bono-basis-41821927.html Tony Holohan appointed Professor of Public Health at UCD on a ‘pro bono’ basis