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Bianca Maria Piraccini

Full Professor

Department of Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine - DIMES

Academic discipline: MED/35 Dermatology and Venereal Diseases

Head of Scuola di Specializzazione Dermatologia e Venereologia (DI 68/2015)

Coordinator of PhD Programme in Surgical Sciences

Curriculum vitae

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Full Professor, Scientific Disciplinary Sector MED/35 Skin and Venereal Diseases, Department of Specialized Medicine, Diagnostics and Experimental –DIMES - School of Medicine and Surgery- Alma Mater Studiorum– University of Bologna

Director of the UOC Dermatology IRCCS of S. Orsola, Department of Diseases of the head and neck, Bologna

Director of the School of Specialization Dermatology and Venereology (DI 68/2015) Department of Specialized, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine - School of Medicine and Surgery Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna.

Coordinator phD in Surgical Sciences Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna.

 

QUALIFICATION

2013 and 2020
National Scientific Qualification (ASN) I band, Competition Sector 06/D4, Skin Diseases, Infectious Diseases and Diseases of the Digestive System (Third round 2013: Validity of the qualification from 01/12/2014 to 01/12/2023; Third quarter 2018/20: Validity of qualification from 14/01/2020 to 14/01/2029)

2014

Winner of the competition for the role of Associate Professor, disciplinary sector MED/35, of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna. Confirmation in the role with effect from 15/10/2014.

1990-2014

Winner of the competition of Permanent Researcher, disciplinary sector MED/35, of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna. In agreement with SSN, Emilia-Romagna Region, Medical Director I level, Dermatology Operating Unit, University Hospital of Bologna Policlinico di Sant'Orsola, Bologna.

 

FORMATION

01/2020

Course in Medical Mycology at the Laboratory of Mycology of the Public Health Laboratory Service (Prof. Evans), University of Leeds, UK (duration: 3 weeks)

12/2020

Course in Medical Mycology at the Laboratory of Mycology of the Bristol Health Laboratory of Mycology (Dr D. Warnock), Bristol, UK (duration: 1 month)

05/1995-06/1995

Course in Medical Mycology at the Mycology Laboratory of St John's Institute of Dermatology (Prof. RJ Hay), St Thomas's Hospital, London, UK (duration: 2 months)

1992-1995

PhD in Dermatological Sciences University of Bologna, Tutor Prof. Antonella Tosti.

06/1993-07/1993

Course in Pathology of the oral cavity at the Department of Dentistry (Prof. JJ Sciubba), Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York, USA (duration: 2 months)

12/1991-02/1992

Course in Dermatological Histopathology "Dermatopathology Elective" (Prof. ABA Ackerman) at New York University Medical Center, New York, USA (duration: 3 months)

1989-1992

Specialization in Dermatology and Venereology University of Bologna. 25/06/1992 Diploma of Specialty with grade 70/70+ laude.

1983-1989

Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna. 23/10/1989 Degree with grade 110/110+ laude.

 

DIDACTIC ACTIVITY

FRONTAL

COMPULSORY+ ELECTIVE:

summary by academic year and for each Degree Course

Three-year course in podiatry organized by the Emilia Romagna Region

 

1997-1998

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) - 24 hours frontal

1998-1999

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) - 24 hours frontal

1999-2000

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) - 24 hours frontal

 

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND SURGERY

University Diploma Podiatrist University of Bologna

2000-2001

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) - 24 hours frontal

2001-2002

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) - 24 hours frontal

Degree course in Podiatry, University of Bologna

2002-2003

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2003-2004

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2004-2005

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2005-2006

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2006-2007

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2007-2008

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2008-2009

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2009-2010

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2010-2011

20676 - SKIN AND VENEREAL DISEASES (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (51 frontal hours - 4CFU)

2011-2012

20676 - SKIN AND VENEREAL DISEASES (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (50 frontal hours - 4 CFU)

2012-2013

21336 - PODOLOGIA SPECIALE II (C.I.) - MALATTIE CUTANEE (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (36 hours frontal - 4 CFU)

2013-2014

39413 - SPECIALIZED PODIATRY (C.I.) - DERMATOLOGICAL AFFECTIONS IN PODIATRY (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 4 2 CFU)

2014-2015

21336 - PODOLOGIA SPECIALE II (C.I.) - MALATTIE CUTANEE (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (43 hours frontal - 3 CFU)

2016-2017

76111 - MALATTIE INFETTIVE C.I. - MALATTIE CUTANEE E VENEREE (in lingua italiana) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 ore frontali - 3CFU)

2017-2018

76111 - MALATTIE INFETTIVE C.I. - MALATTIE CUTANEE E VENEREE (in lingua italiana) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 ore frontali - 3CFU)

2018-2019

76111 - MALATTIE INFETTIVE C.I. - MALATTIE CUTANEE E VENEREE (in lingua italiana) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 ore frontali - 3CFU)

2019-2020

76111 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES C.I. - SKIN AND VENEREAL DISEASES (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2020-2021

76111 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES C.I. - SKIN AND VENEREAL DISEASES (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

 

 

University Diploma in Nursing, University of Bologna

2000-2001

Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) - 24 hours frontal

Single-Cycle Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery

2014-2021

20676 - SKIN AND VENEREAL DISEASES – (A-K - AK-B Fractionation B) (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (CI 20676 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES, DERMATOLOGY AND PLASTIC SURGERY) (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2014-2021

71048 - SKIN ALTERATIONS AND SENESCENCE (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) (CI 71048 INTEGRATED DERMATOLOGY AND EUMORPHIC PLASTIC SURGERY) (8 frontal hours - 1CFU)

FRONTAL TEACHING ACTIVITY FOR SPECIALIZATION SCHOOLS

 

 

Holder of the courses of Dermatology (in Italian) (SSD MED/35, SC 06/D4) for the Medical Specialization Schools of the University of Bologna in:

 

2010-2012

Maxillofacial Surgery (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2012-2013

Endocrinology and Replacement Diseases (8 hours frontal - 1CFU)

2015-2018

Endocrinology and Replacement Diseases (8 hours frontal - 1CFU)

2015-2016

Nephrology (8 hours frontal - 1CFU)

2019-2020

Allergology and Clinical Immunology (8 hours frontal - 1CFU)

2019-2020

Occupational Medicine (8 hours frontal - 1CFU)

2001-2002

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2002-2003

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2003-2004

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2004-2005

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2005-2006

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2006-2007

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2007-2008

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2008-2009

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2009-2010

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2010-2011

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2011-2012

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2012-2013

Dermatology and Venereology (24 hours frontal - 3CFU)

2013-2014

Dermatology and Venereology (164 hours frontal - 157CFU)

2014-2015

Dermatology and Venereology (229 hours frontal - 176 CFU)

2015-2016

Dermatology and Venereology (229 hours frontal - 176 CFU)

 

FRONTAL TEACHING ACTIVITY FOR ITALIAN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2018

Scientific director and teacher of the "SIDeMaST Masterclass in trichology: 2 days with hands in the hair", lasting 2 days, organized in Bologna by the Italian Society of Medical, Surgical Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (SIDeMaST)

 

2019

Scientific director and teacher of the "Theoretical-practical course in Mycology", lasting 1 day, organized in Bologna by the Italian Society of Medical, Surgical dermatology and sexually transmitted diseases (SIDeMaST)

 

FRONTAL TEACHING ACTIVITY FOR FOREIGN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

2010-2014

2016

2018

Scientific director and lecturer of the Course 'EADV Fostering Resident Course Hair and Scalp', of the duration of 3 days, organized in Bologna by the European Society of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) for specialists and specialists in Dermatology from all over Europe.

 

2012

Teacher of the Course 'EADV Fostering Training Course Hair and Nail', lasting 2 days, organized in Sofia (Bulgaria) by the European Society of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) for postgraduates and specialists in Dermatology from all over Europe. 

 

2015

Lecturer of the Course 'EADV Fostering Training Course in Trichoscopy (Hair and Scalp Dermoscopy), lasting 2 days, organized in Warsaw (Poland) by the European Society of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) for postgraduates and specialists in Dermatology from all over Europe.

 

FRONTAL TEACHING ACTIVITY FOR FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES

Voluntary Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Dermatology Department of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA.

2012-2013

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

2013-2014

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

2014-2015

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

2015-2016

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

2016-2017

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

2019-2019

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

Voluntary Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery Miller School of Medicine,

University of Miami, Florida, USA.

2019-2020

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

2020-2021

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

 


Voluntary Assistant Professor of Dermatology Department of Medicine McGill University, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2019-2020

Dermatology (24 hours frontal)

2020-2021

Dermatology (8 hours frontal)

 

INTEGRATIVE TEACHING ACTIVITY AND SERVICE TO STUDENTS

Tutoring of bachelor's, master's degree, single-cycle master's degree and specialization school theses

2016 – present

Supervisor of experimental theses of students of the courses of study of:

 

Medicine and Surgery (11 single-cycle Master's Degree theses)

Health Biology and Medical Biotechnology (1 Master's Degree thesis)

Postgraduate School of Dermatology and Venereology (5 theses)

PhD (1 thesis)

 

Tutoring of Research Fellows

2016 – present

Scientific Tutor for Research Fellows continuously from 2014 to date for a total of 7 research grants (6 with integrated Department budget and 1 with self-financing)

 

 

Tutoring Trainees

 

Participation in commissions for the achievement of the title of PhD

PhD in Surgical Sciences University of Bologna 33rd cycle (18/3/2021 and 22/05/2021)

Participation in Almaorienta

2019-2020

Presentation of the Internationalization activities of the Single Cycle Master's Degree Course in

Medicine and Surgery of the University of Bologna at "AlmaOrienta", days dedicated to the students of the last

year of secondary schools

Commissioner for entrance tests of the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and in Dentistry and Dental Prosthesis of the University of Bologna

2019-2020

In 2019 Commissioner

In 2020 President of the Sector Commission

 

Prof. Piraccini has concentrated a good part of the personal scientific activity, and of the people of the research group she coordinates, on the study of the physiology and pathology of the Cutaneous Annexes and on Mycology. Her research interests are the biology of nails and hair and the development of innovative diagnostic techniques, deepening both the knowledge of the basic pathogenetic mechanisms of diseases and the clinical appearance and the development of new therapies Part of the research activity concerns skin mycology.

She has dedicated herself to research activities related to:

- nail tumors, with particular regard to the diagnosis of pigmented lesions and melanoma, identifying genetic factors, risk factors and clinical and dermoscopic characteristics;

- side effects of drugs on nails and hair, with particular regard to chemotherapyinduced alopecia, nail effects induced by taxanes, and the possible ways of prevention and treatment;

- fungal nail infections, with particular regard to the recognition of pathogens and the standardisation of care;

- non-invasive diagnosis of adnexal diseases, first defining the diagnostic dermoscopic signs of different pathologies of the nails and hair;

- quality of life of patients with hair diseases, in relation to gender, age and severity and type of alopecia;

- development of guidelines for the therapy of some forms of alopecia, including androgenetic alopecia, alopecia areata and frontal fibrosing alopecia;

- clinical and histopathological definition of some specific adnexal diseases, such as nail lichen planus, melanoma of the nail, pigmented nail bands of children, frontal fibrosing alopecia, erosive pustulosis of the scalp.

- Italian and global prevalence of various hair diseases, such as frontal fibrosing alopecia and alopecia areata

The scientific activity has led to the production of 240 original articles in national and international journals, of which 333 present in PuBMed (updated to 9/1/2022).

Bibliometric indexes according to Scopus: H-index : 445 (updated on 9/1/2022). Impact Factor according to Scopus: 365 documents registered. Total number of citations: 6813. Average number of citations: 18,67

Bibliometric indexes according to Web of Science: H-index:38 (updated on 9/1/2022)

Impact Factor according to Web of Sciences – Journal Citation Reports 2019: 334 documents registered. Total number of citations: 5.272. Average number of citations: 15.78

Total Impact Factor: 1,3

 

Peer review scientific activity

Referee for international scientific journals:

 

  • Italian Journal of Dermatology and Venereology

  • Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JAAD)

  • British Journal of Dermatology (BJD)

  • Clinical and Experimental Dermatology

  • International Journal of Dermatology

  • Mycology

  • Skin Appendage Disorders

 

Referee for foreign government research agencies 2021:

  • Grant application submitted to The Medical Reasearch Council (UK)

 

Editorial Board of Scientific Journals

  • Skin Appendage Disorders

 

SERVICE ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL

2013 – 2021

Member of the Board of the Department of Specialized, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine (DIMES)

2016 – present

Responsible for Erasmus + exchanges of in- and out-going students for French and English-speaking EU countries, Poland, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland for the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery and Medicine and Surgery

2017 – to present
Delegate for Internationalization of the Department of Specialized, Diagnostic and Experimental Medicine (DIMES)

2016 – present

Member of the Board of Professors of the PhD in Dermatological Sciences
2019 – to present

Director of the School of Specialization in Dermatology and Venereology

2019 – to present

Scientific Director of the Seminars of the School of Specialization in Dermatology and Venereology, Bologna

ACTIVITIES IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Ordinary member

2000 to present

Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (SIDeMaST)

2006 to present

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

2000 to present

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

1997 to present

European Nail Society (ENS)

1990 to present

European Hair Research Society (EHRS)

2000 to present

Council for Nail Disorders (CND)

2019 to present

International Nail Society (INS)

Member of the Board of Directors

2016 to present

Italian Society of Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (SIDeMaST)

1997 to present

European Nail Society (ENS)

2010 to present

European Hair Research Society (EHRS)

2000 to present

Council for Nail Disorders (CND)



Vice-President


2019 to present

European Nail Society (ENS)

2019 -to present

International Nail Society (INS)

2015 - 2018

European Hair Research Society (EHRS)

Chairman

2015 - 2018

European Nail Society (ENS)

2018 to present

European Hair Research Society (EHRS)

Member of the Working Group

2016 to present

Mycology task force European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV)

 

 

WELFARE ACTIVITIES

Since 1990 he has participated in the assistance activities of the UOC Dermatology of the University of Bologna and the Policlinico di Sant'Orsola, the qualification of Assistant Hospital Co-Responsible for Fixed-Term Hospital I level. He established and directed the Laboratory of Mycology and Parasitology, a metropolitan reference for the diagnosis of fungal and parasitic diseases, from 1990 to 2017.Since 2008 he has been Head of the Allergology and Skin Annex diseases clinic and of the Mycology and Dermatological Parasitology Laboratory.

 

The Skin Annex diseases clinic is an Italian and international reference center for nail and hair diseases and collaborates closely with several OUs of the Sant'Orsola Polyclinic in specific care pathways, such as the one with the Oncology OU for the follow-up of patients in chemotherapy with drugs with adnexal toxicity, with the Endocrinology Unit for the treatment of patients with endocrinopathies with skin symptoms.

 

The diagnostic activity carried out in the field of skin adjoining tumors is mainly aimed at squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma of the nail and includes an important part dedicated to early diagnosis, identifying pretumor lesions or lesions in situ, using non-invasive and invasive techniques.The only Italian hospital center is carried out, nail surgery for neoplastic and non-neoplastic pathologies, the first also with the help of the microscopically controlled surgery technique of Mohs.