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Unimore Professor Erica Villa to be the only non-US member of the AASLD Women’s Initiative Committee

Professor Erica Villa, Director of the Complex Structure of Gastroenterology of the University Hospital of Modena and Unimore professor, has been invited by AASLD, the US Association for the study of liver, to join the “Women’s Initiative Committee”  for the three-year period 2020-2022. Of the five members, she is the only one not of US nationality.

The committee has the purpose of promoting gender diversity, equality and professional development in the sectors of hepatology, gastroenterology, liver transplant surgery, as well as providing female tutoring to all interns and junior teachers. The committee also represents  the AASLD in the female Coalition of Gastroenterology and provides a networking forum for women within the AASLD. 

I am very pleased with the AASLD invitation to join the Women’s Initiative Committee - Professor Erica Villa remarks – because it is a recognition not only of the scientific research activity in the field of gender medicine (and hepatology), which for years now has been the focus of my studies, but also because of the interest shown for the Women in Hepatology group by the president of AASLD, who chose me after seeking for the advice and authorisation to the AASLD Governing Board This international network I founded 10 years ago and which saw the participation of Italian, European and US researchers, was designed to encourage the scientific relationships between female researchers in the hepatology field and make them able to to share ideas and important projects in order to access funds and obtain scientific results that could express their creativity”.

Erica Villa (Reggio Emilia). She graduated with honours in Medicine and Surgery in 1975 at the Department of Medicine of the University of Modena. She is Full Professor of Gastroenterology since 2002. She is the head of the Complex Structure of Gastroenterology since July 2003.  She is member of the Italian Association of Gastroenterology (SIGE), the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF), the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD). She is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications on international journals. She was awarded two AISF acknowledgements for the best Italian scientific article published on foreign journals (Clinical science: 2012; Basic science 2016).

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Articolo pubblicato da: Ufficio Stampa Unimore - ufficiostampa@unimore.it il 16/09/2019