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Rossana Cecchi
Department of Medicine and Surgery, 14, Via Gramsci, 32126, Parma, Italy, University of Parma
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rossana.cecchi@unipr.it

Italian

May 28th 1960

Female

Legal Medicine, Forensic Pathology, Deontology, Bioethics

31st December 2016 – Full Professor of Legal Medicine at the University of Parma

1st December 2015

Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine of the University of Parma

Responsible of the service of forensic pathology and of the laboratory of forensic toxicology and histology
Teaching of Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics and Bioethics, Criminal Law issues and Forensic Histopathology in several degree courses for students of Medicine, post-graduate courses for medical doctors and nurses. President of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathologists of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine. President of the Ethics Committee of the National Military “Celio” Hospital. Member of the Advisory Board of the International Academy of Legal Medicine. Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Journal of Legal Medicine (Springer). Corresponding member for Italy of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin (German Society of Legal Medicine). Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Rechtsmedizin” (Springer). Associate Editor of Legal Medicine (Elsevier)

2014-2015

Associate Professor. Has passed national selection to become Full Professor.

Teaching of Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics and Bioethics, Criminal Law issues and Forensic Histopathology in several degree courses for students of Medicine, post-graduate courses for medical doctors and nurses. Legal Medicine activities at the Policlinico Umberto I teaching hospital of University Sapienza of Rome, especially in the field of malpractice and medical liability, clinical consultant, ethical and deontological issues, judiciary questions and diagnosis of brain death for organ transplantation. Organization of the laboratory of immunohistochemistry of the session on Legal Medicine. President of the Degree course of Occupational Therapy. President of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathologists of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine. President of the Ethics Committee of the National Military “Celio” Hospital. Member of the Ethics Committee of the Roman Order of Dentists. Representative of the Italian Health Ministry in the Expert Commission of the Italian Civil Protection for the drawing up of a Protocol on Mass Disasters. Member of the Advisory Board of the International Academy of Legal Medicine. Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Journal of Legal Medicine. Corresponding member for Italy of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin (German Society of Legal Medicine). Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Rechtsmedizin”

2006

Associate professor
Teaching of Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics and Bioethics, Criminal Law issues and Forensic Histopathology in several degree courses for students of Medicine, post-graduate courses for medical doctors and nurses. Legal Medicine activities at the Policlinico Umberto I of Rome teaching hospital, especially in the field of malpractice and medical liability, clinical consultant, ethical and deontological issues, judiciary questions and the diagnosis of brain death for organ transplantation. Organization of the laboratory of immunohistochemistry of the session on Legal Medicine. Vice-President of the Degree course of Occupational Therapy. Vice-President of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathologists of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine.
Department of Anatomical, histological, medico-legal and orthopaedic sciences, 336, Viale Regina Elena, 00161, Rome, Italy
Legal medicine1

2002

Researcher. Has passed selection to become Associate professor

Teaching of Legal Medicine, Medical Ethics and Bioethics, Criminal Law issues and Forensic Histopathology in several university courses for students of medicine, medical doctors and nurses.
Legal medicine activities at the Policlinico Umberto I of Rome teaching hospital, especially in the field of the diagnosis of brain death for organ transplantation. Vice-President of the degree course of Occupational Therapy. Secretary of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathologists of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine.

Department of Legal Medicine of the University “La Sapienza”, 336, Viale Regina Elena, 00161, Rome

Legal medicine, forensic histopathology, deontology, bioethics

1991

Assistant MD

Teaching of legal medicine and criminal law issues to students of medicine degree courses and legal medicine post-graduate courses. Legal medicine activities at the Policlinico Umberto I of Rome teaching hospital, especially in the field of the diagnosis of brain death for organ transplantation.

Institute of Legal Medicine of the University Sapienza, 336 Viale Regina Elena, 00161, Rome

Legal medicine, forensic pathology

1992/93
Post-graduate degree in Bioethics

Catholic University “del Sacro Cuore” of Rome

1989
Post-graduate degree cum laude in Legal Medicine
University of Rome “La Sapienza”

1986
Degree cum laude in Medicine
University of Rome “La Sapienza”

Portuguese, German, Italian

English, Spanish

While studying at university, she worked as tour leader from 1980 to 1990 for various tour operators, travelling around the world and learning to deal with a wide range of people.
Since 1989 she has been working as tutor of students of the medical school and of the legal medicine post-graduate course. Her work focuses on training in research and in professional education. She is used to working in interdisciplinary fields, and has experience in bringing together, for research purposes, doctors with a wide range of specialist skills, nurses, psychologists, biologists, chemicals, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and jurists. She collaborates with the Institute of Legal Medicine of Padua in a research project in omic sciences. She has recently embarked on a research project in nanotechnology with the Faculty of Engineering of Rome. Many of her publications are joint collaborations with colleagues from other Italian universities and from German (Münster, Essen, Hamburg) and Portuguese universities (Coimbra).

Her social skills has brought her to the foollowing positions of responsibility:
1994-2000 and 2003-2006: Auditor at the International Academy of Legal Medicine
 2003 – Secretary of the Health Commission of the Italian League for Human Rights, Member of the Fèdération Internationale des Ligues Droits de l' Homme
 2006 – Vice-President of the Degree Course in Occupational Therapy
 2007 – Coordinator of the Foreign Relation Group of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine
 2007– In charge of the Bioethics section of the official website of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine
 1999 - 2010 – Secretary and Treasurer of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathology of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine
 2010 – Vice-President of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathology of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine
 2011 – Member of the Ethics Commission of the “Celio” National Military Hospital
 2011 – Member of the Board of the Interdepartmental Center on Studies on Military Ethics (CISEM)
 2012- 2013 – Member of the Ethics Commission of the Policlinico Umberto I of Rome teaching hospital of the University Sapienza
 2013 – Representative of the Italian Health Ministry in the Expert Commission of the Italian Civil Protection for the drawing up of a Protocol on Mass Disasters
2014 – Vice-President of the Ethics Committee of the “Celio” National Military Hospital
2015 - President of the Ethics Committee of the “Celio” National Military Hospital

Since 1999, she has been organizing six-monthly seminars and triennial congresses for the Italian Group of Forensic Pathology of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine, which appeal greatly to young legal doctors. She has introduced seminars on the doctor-patient relationship, and the relationship between terminally-ill patients and the doctor, respectively, in the third and fifth years of the degree in Medicine.

During a 15-month training period at the Institut für Rechtsmedizin of the University of Muenster (Dir. Prof. Bernd Brinkmann), she learned the following techniques: immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization, PCR and nested PCR

During a 15-month training period at the Institut für Rechtsmedizin of the University of Muenster (Dir. Prof. Bernd Brinkmann), she collaborated actively with the European Council of Legal Medicine in drawing up a protocol for the harmonization of autopsies. She collaborated with Prof. Nuno Duarte Vieira in an advanced course on road traumatology from March to May 2003 in Coimbra (Portugal).
During a 1 month at the University of Wakayama (Japan), she started a collaboration in the field of forensic histopathology with Prof. Toshikazu Kondo and his team.

2014: President of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathology (GIPF)
2010: Vice-President of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathology (GIPF)
2007:Coordinator of the Foreign Relations Group of the Italian Society of Legal Medicine (SIMLA). Her international activities focus on collaborating with the European Academy of Legal Medicine (EALM).
1999-2010: Secretary of the Italian Group of Forensic Pathology (GIPF)

2015: Member of the Advisory Board and of the Foreign Relations Group of the International Academy of Legal Medicine
2015: Invited Speaker (“The Ante Mortem Interval through skin wound timing”) at the XXIII
Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (Dubai, 19-22 January 2015)
2014: Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Journal of Legal Medicine
2012: Invited speaker at the Workshop in Forensic Histopathology (The chronology of intracranial injuries ) of the XXII Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (Istanbul, 5-8 July 2012)
1994-2000 and 2003-2006: Auditor at the International Academy of Legal Medicine
March 2000-September 2003: Senior Researcher-term contract in a two-year project in the Systematic Study of General Ethical Principles Involved in End of Life Decisions for Patients in European Intensive Care Units. 5th Framework ETICHATT. Contract number: QLG6-CT-1999-00933
since 2008: Corresponding member for Italy of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin (German Society of Legal Medicine)
since 2008: Member of the Scientific Committee of the journal “Rechtsmedizin”
2009: 3rd Prize for the best communication at the XXI Congress of the International Academy of Legal Medicine (Lisbon, 28-30 May 2009) with the work Chronology of mechanical asphyxia. IHC study on lung tissue (R. Cecchi, L.Cipolloni, S. Valente, S.Caruso, C.Terranova, G.Cecchetto, G. Viel)

Member of the following scientific societies:
- Italian Society of Legal Medicine since 1993;
- International Academy of Legal Medicine since 1994.
- Italian Group of Forensic Pathology since 1994.
- Member of the Italian Council on Bioethics since 2006.
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rechtsmedizin since 2008.

Prof. Thomas Bajanowski (President oft he German Society of Legal Medicine and Director oft he Institut of Legal Medicine of the University of Essen, Germany -Thomas.Bajanowski@uk-essen.de
)Prof. Santo Davide Ferrara (President of The International Academy of Legal Medicine and Director of the Institute of Legal Medicine of hte University of Padua, Italy), santodavide.ferrara@unipd.it
Prof. Nuno Duarte Vieira (President del European Council of Legal Medicine and Director of the Institute of Legal Medicinne of the Coimbra University, Portugal) - dnvieira@inml.mj.pt

Completion accademic year: 2019/2020

Completion accademic year: 2018/2019

Completion accademic year: 2017/2018

Completion accademic year: 2016/2017

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