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DVM on December 1981.

Academic position at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma
From 01.09.1983 Assistant Professor in Veterinary Pathology.
From 01.11.1991 Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathology.
From 01.10.2000 Full Professor in Veterinary Pathology.

Stages at foreign academic institutions
In 1985 stage on animal and comparative neuropathology at the Hiranatomisches Institut der Universität Bern, Switzerland.
In 1987 and 1998 Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology, New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.

Academic leadership position at the University of Parma
From 1996 to 2000 Delegate of the Rector for student mobility programs UE administrated by DG XII and DG XXII.
From 2003 to 2012 Coordinator of Erasmus student mobility at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
From March 2003 to October 2006 Chairman of the Board in Veterinary Medicine of Parma;
From November 2006 to July 2012 Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Parma. Position held before the closing by law (DM 240/2010) of the Faculty and its replacement with the Department.
From July 2012 to, December 2017 Head of the Department Veterinary Science and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
From April 2013 to July 2016 Chairman of the Italian Conference of the Heads of the Department of Veterinary Medicine;
From April 2013 to July 2016 delegate for the Departments of Veterinary Medicine in the Inter-Conference of Italian Departments.
From 1996 to 1999 Segretary and teacher at School of Specialization in “Bovine Clinic”
From 2002 t0 2010 teacher at School of Specialization in “Swine Pathology”;
From 2009 to 2010 Head of the School of Specialization in "Swine Pathology ".
From September 2012 to March 2015 member of the Presidio Assicurazione Qualità (Committe of Internal Quality Assurance) of the University of Parma;
From April 2015 till March 2017 Coordinator of the Presidio Assicurazione Qualità (Committe of Internal Quality Assurance) University of Parma;

Roles in Research
➢ Ph.D.
Coordinator of PhD in Comparative immunology, immunopathology (2007- 2011);
Coordinator of PhD in Veterinary Science (2013-2014); Currently member of PhD in Veterinary Science;
Member of the Teaching Staff of the International PhD "Inspective and sanitary concerns animals in production exchange between the European Union and the People's Republic of China" administrated by University of Pisa.
➢ Research projects competitive peer calls national and international in the last 15 years
1 National Coordinator PRIN – Ministry of University (Lymphatic microcirculation and neoplastic metastasis – code 2002074251);
1 Coordinator of Research Unit – EFSA (Comparison between 3-MCPD and its palmitic esters in a 90-day toxicological study - Question number: EFSA-Q-2009-00903);
8 Coordinator of Research Unit – Ministry of Public Health

Since 2010 national referee for European research projects EMIDA ERA-NET;
Since 2004 national referee for Italian research projects: PRIN, FIRB, SIR.

Author of over 220 scientific papers on subjects of veterinary pathology (pathological anatomy of companion animals and food-producing animals especially swine), (H index 14);

Positions help in national scientific societies
Member of national scientific societies: Association of Italian Veterinary Pathologists (AIPVet), the Italian Society of Veterinary Science (SISVet), the Italian Society of Pathology and Breeding Swine (SIPAS).

Positions held in international scientific societies
Member of the European Society of Veterinary Pathologists (ESVP) and the European Society of Pig Health and Management (ESPHM).
Since 2008 diplomate of European College of Pig Health and Management" (ECPHM), confirmed in 2013.
From 2013 ECPHM representative in the working group on Veterinary Continuing Education in Europe (VeTCEE).

Ministerial mission
On June 2001 Expert of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the project Veterinary Medicine in Qinghai, People's Republic of China.

Positions in European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
From May 2007 to May 2009 Auditor;
From May 2015 - May 2019 member of Executive Committee;
From May 2016 - May 2019 Treasure;
From 2016 member of Group of Quality Assurance;
Visiting Expert for Quality Assurance and Basic Science;
November 2017 Visitation on site, as Expert of Quality Assurance, at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Freie University of Berlin. November 2019 Visitation on site, as Expert of Quality Assurance, at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Vetmeduni Vienna. March 2020 Visitation on site, as Expert of Quality Assurance, at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Cordoba (Spain).

Position in National Agency of Establishments for Education (ANVUR)
List of Expert;
Four evaluations of proposal for opening new university degree courses;
One visit on-site (University of Camerino).
Member of the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) Commission 07 / H2 for the years 2012-2013 and 2018-2020.

Fisrt semester: every day from 09:00 to 11:0:00 a.m

Second semester: Monday and Thuesday from 09:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In the other periods of the year: every day from 09:00 to 11:00

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015




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Office location
Polo Veterinario - Palazzina 04
Strada del Taglio, 10
43126 PARMA