The academic staff at the Biomedical Science Faculty of Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), has a new member.
Under the supervision of the Dean Prof. Mario Bianchetti, the faculty will have to provide the new degree course with the highest standard in teaching and research.
Cardiocentro represents an excellence in the Southern Italian speaking Ticino Canton health system and will take part to this project with major responsibility.
After Giovanni Pedrazzini’s last year nomination as member of the first Faculty staff, Angelo Auricchio, Professor at the University of Magdeburg, has been now appointed full Professor.
“We are delighted to have Professor Auricchio in our staff” the Dean of Faculty Mario Bianchetti has stated,-because we are well aware of his scientific achievements and we appreciate his commitment and experience in teaching.
His presence in the academic staff represents an enrichment to our staff, as Professor Auricchio is a valued international expert in the field of electrophysiology. To use a soccer metaphor, we have enrolled a “top-player”.
“It must be said that this nomination is an institutional reward of a current status”- adds Bianchetti – as Professor Auricchio has been for years at USI for his position as co-founder and co-director of the Centre for Computation Medicine in Cardiology, incorporated in the Institute of Computational Science of USI. The Centre represents an established relationship between Cardiocentro and USI, a relationship that the new Biomedical Science Faculty can only reinforce.
Born in Terzigno at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy, married with three children, Angelo Auricchio graduated at Medical School in Naples (Italy). He received a PhD in Cardiovascular Physiology at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (Italy). Before moving to Cardiocentro as Director of the Electrophysiology Unit he has worked in Germany in the University Hospital of Hannover and Magdeburg, where he is full Professor since 2006.
Author of over 300 scientific articles, Angelo Auricchio is a valued member of several prestigious societies, currently co-directing the Centre for Computational Medicine in Cardiology at USI in Lugano, Switzerland, serving as Scientific Director at the Fondazione Ticino Cuore, member and Past President of the European Heart Rhythm Association (President from 2011 to 2013). In 2016 he has been awarded a degree honoris causa at Universidad de San Pablo Tucuman, Argentina.