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Communication Center in Drugs, Health and Society  

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Scientific Coordinator:
Corsini Alberto, Ordinary Professor


Bruno Flavia, registered order of journalists, biologist and psychologist
Caruso Donatella, Ordinary Professor
Corsini Alberto, Ordinary Professor
Magni Paolo, Confirmed Researcher
Minghetti Paola, Associate professor
Poli Andrea, Scientific Director of NFI (Nutrition Foundation of Italy)
Restani Patrizia, Associate Professor


Scientific and Educational  secretariat
Stefano Bellosta, Department of Oncology and Hematology Oncology


Editorial and Press  office secretariat
Laccisaglia Martina, degree in languages of the media and expert in health


In the press corner
Trisciuoglio Lisa, PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, freelance



The current center is the result of many years of experience of the Centre for Studies on Drug Communications, it was initially directed by Rodolfo Paoletti, the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy  until 2005, and therefore Flavia Bruno was the director.

The initiative, if in 2000 was an original and innovative topic, now is an imperative need for a scientific department that deals with health, due to  the progressive proliferation of media and their  technology. The last Censis data provides a detailed picture of the percentage of users to empower their health knowledge. In particular the web surfing are the 42%  of the total people searching information on health. The anonymity and spontaneity characteristic of social media, allows people different targets to express free opinions. It is therefore in place an online buzz about health, wellness, lifestyle, diseases, not always reliable diagnosis, but with a strong influence on behavior.


Activities of the centre


  • Methods and techniques for an authoritative, reliable, effective communication for biomedical and health information addressed to the scientific community, media  and lay people
  • Response to national and international research calls on relevant issues
  • Organization of conferences / workshops for specific target groups (health professionals, patients' associations) in collaboration with the supporting parties
  • Continuing educational  courses on Health communication for Journalists and   health professionals
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts related to communication on the relationship among medicine, health and society


Didactics and learning

  • Course in Media and Health: Techniques and Strategies for an Effective Communication academic year 2015/2016
  • Courses for health care professionals on communication



Among the program of communication activities, the Centre is responsible for disseminating the research conducted within the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences  and investigate issues related to communication of health making video interviews with teachers, researchers and experts.


Interview toPaolo Magni, Researcher at the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences


Interview toAlberto Corsini, Ordinary Professor at the Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7C3ScT4YcM


Interview to Andrea Poli, Scientific Director of NFI (Nutrition Foundation of Italy)



Continuing education for journalists
Since January 2016 the Centre became Third Trainer for the National Order of Journalists and can therefore provide training courses to acquire credits.





Communication Center in Drugs, Health and Society

Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences
University of Milan
Via Balzaretti 9
20133 Milan
Phone: 02 50318244/18251

Mail: centrostudifarmaco@unimi.it


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