GetReal Institute Appoints First Chair and Treasurer

The GetReal institute is delighted to announce the appointments of Irene Nunes, Vice-President and Head of Regulatory Affairs of Flatiron Health, as Chair of the Executive Board, and Thomas Paulsson, Senior Director & European Scientific Lead for Value Evidence & Outcomes, as Treasurer of the Executive Board.

These appointments are effective from 1st August 2022 for a two-year duration.

On her appointment, Irene Nunes commented:

“I am privileged to be appointed as the Chair of the GetReal Institute Executive Board.

It is an exciting opportunity to lead the Executive Board and provide strategic leadership towards advancing the collaborative objective of the Institute jointly with members and stakeholders to enable use of real world evidence for health care decision-making.”

Thomas Paulsson remarked:

“I am excited to join the GetReal Institute Executive Board and be appointed as the Treasurer. In addition to supporting the strategic objectives of the GetReal Institute, as Treasurer, I also want to make ensure that GetReal successfully transitions to becoming a financially self sustaining, growing, and compliant organisation.”

Shahid Hanif, Managing Director of the GetReal Institute, commented:

“The appointment of Irene and Thomas as Chair and Treasurer, brings a wealth of leadership experience to GetReal.

Together with the Executive Board and the GetReal membership, we are committed to facilitating an environment of collaboration and trust to drive the sustainable development and adoption of tools, methods and best practices in the generation and use of real world evidence for better health care decision-making”.


About the GetReal Institute

Launched in April 2021 and building on the Innovative Medicines Initiative’s GetReal and GetReal Initiative, the GetReal Institute is an independent, member-led not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to facilitate the adoption and implementation of real world evidence in health care decision-making in Europe. We are committed to bringing together a diverse membership of public and commercial organisations to address critical challenges and opportunities relating to the generation, accessibility and use of real world evidence.

We are an incubator and design lab to co-develop strategies, new methodologies, easy-to- use, innovative tools and training via the GetReal Academy. To learn more, further explore our website and for the latest updates follow us on twitter @GetReal_Inst

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