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Domenico Motola

Associate Professor

Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences

Academic discipline: BIO/14 Pharmacology

Curriculum vitae

Associate Professor in Pharmacology at the University of Bologna since October 2018, he carries out his research in the field of pharmacoepidemiology and the study of the safety profiles of drugs and vaccines on the market.

University and postgraduate education

  • Degree in Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna (1992 - 1997) University of Bologna, October 8, 1997 - Vote 110/110 cum laude.
  • Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy, Universityof Bologna, July 18, 2001 Vote: 70/70 cum laude.
  • PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology (XVIII), University of Bologna, April 3, 2006.
  • National Scientific Qualification in Farmacology,  (05/G1 – Associate Professor).

Previous and current jobs

  • Military service as a Lieutenant (pharmacist) and task in the "Command of the health and veterinary service, South Military Region – Naples”, assigned to the Pharmaceutical Section from 4 August 1998 to 14 July 1999 (subject to national competition for the 128 ° Cadet course – Military Body Health, 1st prize at the national level).
  • Fellowship in Pharmacoepidemiology at the Regional Center for Evaluation and Information on Drugs - Department of Pharmacology, University of Bologna (from May 2000 to May 2006), Supervisor: Professor Nicola Montanaro.
  • Research fellowship for collaborative activities in the research project "Construction and testing of indicators of quality of prescription", Department of Pharmacology, University of Bologna (from May 2, 2006 to April 7, 2010).
  • Permanent employment (as a result from national public competition) at the Local Health Authority of Imola (Bologna, Italy) as Hospital Pharmacist (from 8 April 2010 to 22 December 2011).
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine of the University of Bologna from 23 December 2011.
Other professional activities
  • Member of the editorial board of the quarterly newsletter "FOCUS Pharmacovigilance" (ISDB) (from may 2001 to june 2008 and from may 2012 to date), (
  • Member of the "Subcommittee for European Procedures” at the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) from september 2004 to October 2009.
  • Consultant for the Independent Ethics Committee of the University Hospital of Bologna (S. Orsola-Malpighi) for the period July 2013 - December 2017.
  • Member of the Clinical Pharmacology Committee of the Italian Society of Pharmacology (from October 2017).
  • Member of the Local Scientific Committee of the 38th National SIF Congress, Rimini, October 25-28, 2017.

Teaching  activity

For the institutional teaching activity, see the section Course Units

  • Teacher of the educational module (30 hours) entitled "Prescription,  reimbursement and pricing of drugs" at the Professional Master "Drug Evaluation and pharmacoepidemiology" (Director: Prof. Nicola Montanaro), University of Bologna from 2006 to 2013.
  • Teacher of Pharmacology (15 hours) at the Professional Master "Nursing management for coordination tasks" (Villa Maria Hospital, Ravenna), Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome from 2009 onwards.
  • Teaching collaboration from 2002 in several courses of pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of Bologna
  • Teacher of seminars entitled "Pharmacovigilance" at the School of Specialization in Hospital Pharmacy, University of Bologna (from 2003 to 2008).

Referee for the following scientific Journals

Advances in therapy, Annals of Biometrics & Biostatistics, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, BioDrugs, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, BMC Infectious Diseases, BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, BMC Research Notes, British Medical Journal (BMJ), British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Chemical Research in Toxicology, Clinical Drug investigation, Clinical research and regulatory affairs, Current Drug Safety, Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), CMAJ Open, Clinical Drug Investigation, Drug Safety, Drugs - Real World Outcomes, European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, Immunotherapy, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Scientific reports, Pediatric drugs, Pharmacology Research & Perspectives, Springer Plus, Thorax.

Editorial Board member of the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology from January 2017.

MIUR referee for the PRIN 2015 call.

MIUR Referee for Research Projects on COVID-19 (2020).

Scientific publications
  • Author of 64 scientific manuscripts published since 2002 on peer-reviewed international journals.
  • Author of 7 manuscripts in italian language.
  • Author of 111 contributions to national or international Conferences.

Member of scientific associations

  • Italian Society of Pharmacology, member


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