Alfredo Vannacci is a Researcher, a contract Professor, and a Teaching Fellow in pharmacology at Florence University. He is the Head of Florence University Study Group on Pharmacovigilance, Phytovigilance, and Pharmacoepidemiology. He received his M.D. degree and his Ph.D. degree in pharmacology and toxicology from Florence University, Italy, in 1999 and 2009, respectively. In 2003, he specialized in medical toxicology (Florence University). He won a Grant for Young Researchers of the Italian Ministry of Health for the project Adverse Events and Interactions due to Chinese Herbal Drugs: A pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacogenomic, and Pharmacovigilance in 2007, and in 2004, he won the Alberigo Benedicenti Prize for the most relevant scientific production in the field of pharmacology and toxicology in Italy in the years 2002-2003. His research and clinical activities are in pharmacovigilance at Careggi General Hospital (Florence), Florence University, Tuscan County, preclinical and clinical research in pharmacology and toxicology, and preclinical and clinical research in acupuncture and herbal medicine, with particular regard to efficacy/safety issues of Chinese herbal medicine and phytovigilance. Moreover, he is a Member of the Committee for Complementary and Alternative Medicines of Prato Medical Association and of the Committee for Complementary Medicine Regulation of Tuscan County. In addition, he is the author of more than 120 scientific publications in journals and books in Italian and English languages and of more than 120 lectures in national and international meetings in the fields of preclinical and clinical pharmacology, medical toxicology, pharmacovigilance, acupuncture, and herbal medicine.
Biography Updated on 5 November 2010