UCBM lands in New York

A delegation traveling for new collaborations and projects

Research, technology, training, assistance. These are the key words that have guided the growth path of Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome and the Policlinico Foundation, presented last 15 May in the auditorium of the Italian Consulate in New York.

Created by the Biomedical University Foundation and promoted by its Advisory Board, in particular by President Prof. Paolo Arullani, Stefano Anzilotti, Gregorio Baracchi, Giovanni Castellaneta, Federica Marchini, and Marco Sala, the event brought together doctors, entrepreneurs, finance professionals and representatives of different clinical and research centres of the Big Apple (NYU Langone, MemorialSloan Kettering, Mount Sinai, Cornell Weill) with the aim of presenting the development projects of the Bio-Medical Campus and giving rise to new international collaborations.

"Thinking beyond dreams means operating beyond borders," said Prof. Fiorella Gurrieri, Full Professor of Medical Genetics, "to achieve our dreams, we must have the courage to confront the realities that surround us. That's how we can grow better."

With a view to a continuous commitment to promoting internationalisation and strengthening interdisciplinary training, the University offers three Degree Courses delivered in English: "Medicine and Surgery", and the newcomers "Medicine and Surgery – MedTech" and "Biomedical Engineering", for which the American public has expressed great interest.

"At the Campus, we work to enable our students and researchers to take the path that leads them into the future, reminding them to keep humans at the centre of their work, and ensure that it is well done." The words of Prof. Leandro Pecchia, Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering, who, during his speech, illustrated the innovative research projects carried out by the University in the fields of health, environmental sustainability, engineering, and robotics, capable of responding to the great challenges of our time.

The event, moderated by journalist Mario Platero, was enriched by the intervention of the Advisor for the Fundraising Campus Bio-Medico in America Erik Dyson and Prof. Gaetano Rocco, Full Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and Surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

In the presence of some former students of our University who are now in the USA, UCBM alumnus Raffaele Rocco sent his testimony. He graduated in 2015 in Medicine and Surgery and is currently specialising at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which occupies first place among the best hospitals in the world.

Closingthe event was the Board Member Federica Marchini, leader of the appointment in New York, together with Giovanni Castellaneta, former Italian ambassador to America.

Also participating were Stefano Anzilotti, General Secretary of the Biomedical University Foundation,Serena Bianchini, Head of External Communication of the Biomedical University Foundation and Giovanni Friolo, Head of Institutional Relations and Public Affairs of the University.