Francesco Purrello

Professor of INTERNAL MEDICINE [MED/09]
Office: P.O. Garibaldi Nesima - torre C, 4° p. - via Palermo 636
Email: francesco.purrello@unict.it
Phone: +39.095.759.8401
Fax: +39.095.759.8421
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Office Hours: su appuntamento [francesco.purrello@unict.it]


Work Experience
Since 2014 
University of Catania, Piazza Università, Catania
Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine 
From 2012 to 2014
University of Catania, Piazza Università, Catania
Teaching and Research
Director of the Post-graduate School of Internal Medicine 
From 2012 to 2013
University of Catania, Piazza Università, Catania
Director of the PhD Program “Molecular Medicine”
Since 2001
University of Catania, Piazza Università, Catania
Full professor of Internal Medicine
Since 2007 
ARNAS Ospedale Garibaldi-Nesima
Director of the UOC of Internal Medicine
From 2001 to 2007
Ospedale Cannizzaro, Catania
Director of the UOC of Internal Medicine
From 1986 to 2001
University of Catania, Piazza Università, Catania
Assistant Professor
EDUCATION
1990, 1991
Vrije Universiteit Brussels
Visiting Scientist
1984 to 1986
University of Catania, Piazza Università, Catania
Post Graduate School of Diabetes
1981 to 1982
University of California, San Francisco
Research Fellow
1978 to 1981
University of Catania
Post Graduate School of Endocrinology
1973 to 1978
University of Catania
Graduate in Medicine

Personal skills and competences
Mother tongue ITALIAN
Other language ENGLISH

Social skills and competences
Chairman and speaker In several national  and international meetings. Interviews and press conference with media and newspapers specialized in health problems. 

Organisational skills and competences
President of the Italian Diabetes Society since 2018
Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Catania since 2014
Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Professors of Internal Medicine (COLMED), from 2013 to 2016.
Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society for Diabetes (SID) from 2016 to date. 
President of the Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerois (SISA, Sicilian Section) since 2013.
Member of the Commission for Sanitary Research, Sicily, from 2014 to present.
Member of the Executive Board of the Italian Society for Diabetes (SID) from 2002 to 2006.
Member of the Scientific Board of the Italian Society for Diabetes (SID) from 1998 to 2002.
Member of the Executive Committee of the European Project "ß cell transplant", from 1990 to 1996.
Principal Investigator of several Research Projects: Ministry of University 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2205, 2006, 2008, 2011 Ministry of Health 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007.

Scientific Skills:
112  SCIENTIFIC PAPERS  (PUBMED) 
Member of the following Scientific Societies:
- Italian Society of Internal Medicine
- Italian Society of Diabetes
- European Association for the Study of Diabetes
- American Diabetes Association
- Italian Society of Endocrinology
- Italian Society for the Study of Atherosclerosis

Awards:
- 1984: Radim Award of the Italian Society of Endocrinology.
- 1987: Novo Award of the Italian Society for Diabetes
- 1990: “Saverio Signorelli” Award of the Italian Society for Diabetes
- 1994: Schering Award of the Italian Society of Endocrinology.
- 1996: SID Award of the Italian Society for Diabetes

Reviewer of scientific papers for: 
"Diabetes"
"Diabetologia" 
"Endocrinology"
“Diabetes Care”
“American Journal of Physiology”
"Diabetes and Metabolism Reviews"
"European Journal of Endocrinology
"Journal of Endocrinological Investigation"
"Acta Diabetologica"
"Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism" .
"Digestive Liver Disease"
"PLoS Medicine"

 


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Physiopathology, clinical practice and therapy of diabetes

Chronic liver diseases

Dyslipidemias

Cardiovascular risk assessment

KEYWORDS:
DIABETES – INSULIN – GLUCAGON - G LP-1- INCRETIN - CARDIOVASCULAR PO RISK – DYSLIPIDEMIA - CIRRHOSIS