ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" 

The ACCP "Excellence in Achievement" Program serves to acknowledge ACCP Members whose engagement with ACCP events/committees and contributions to the organization are deserving of recognition.

ACCP is pleased to recognize Federica Ferrari, MD, MSc, PhD, Research Fellow at the Dept of Diagnostic Therapeutic Advanced Strategies of ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy. Dr. Ferrari joined ACCP in 2013 as a Student Member and is currently in her first year as a Full Member. She served on the Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professionals Committee from 2018 - 2020 and in 2019, was a Poster Presenter at the ACCP Annual Meeting. In Dr. Ferrari's continued support of ACCP, she brought to ACCP the Italian Society of Pharmacology (SIF) partnership in 2020. ACCP and SIF have collaborated to develop a joint educational Proposal for the 2021 ACCP Annual Meeting. We look forward to Dr. Ferrari's continued participation in ACCP!

Dr. Ferrari earned (i) Biological Sciences and (ii) PhD Biomedical Science degrees from the Dept of Biology & Biotechnology of University of Pavia, Italy and completed her internship at the Laboratory of Pharmacology & Molecular Medicine of Central Nervous System under the supervision of Prof. Roberto F. Villa, presenting original research and innovative insights on brain energy metabolism by Functional Proteomics and Metabolomics in Cerebral Ischemia (for MSc) and Antidepressant Therapy (for PhD). She has published over 20 scientific experimental papers, presented oral communications and posters at national and international meetings and has been the recipient of numerous awards. Dr Ferrari has recently earned (iii) the degree in Medicine and Surgery (MD) with a Thesis about novel biomarkers of Ischemic Stroke attending the Stroke Unit of Policlinico San Matteo - Fondazione Mondino at the Dept of Brain and Behavioural Sciences of University of Pavia, Italy.

Dr. Ferrari kindly shared her thoughts on what ACCP membership means to her:

"I joined ACCP in 2013 after my graduation in Biological Sciences (MSc). From the beginning as a researcher at University of Pavia, I became aware that being part of ACCP would be a decisive turning point for my future career, all the more so after I discussed my PhD in Biomedical Sciences and entered in the Medical School, following the valuable advice of my Mentor, Prof. Roberto F. Villa, who is an Emeritus ACCP Member. In fact, ACCP provides many occasions to improve scientific competences through several initiatives, some of them specifically tailored for Students, in the perspective of a continuous fruitful discussion. Therefore, I was honored to have the opportunity to present the results of my studies as a Poster Presenter at the 2019 ACCP Annual Meeting in Chicago and, in the meanwhile, to have been nominated in the Student, Trainee & Early-stage Professionals Committee. I am enthralled by the broad network I was able to build up with other young, passionate scholars, but also with renowned scientists from academia, international pharmaceutical industries and regulatory offices. Encouraged by the strong commitment of ACCP to support clinical pharmacology, I am pleased to be a part of this great community."

Congratulations, Dr. Ferrari, on being recognized for your outstanding achievements and contributions to ACCP!