Patrizia Mecocci - Top Italian Scientist in Clinical Sciences
Full Professor in Gerontology and Geriatrics, University of Perugia, and Head of the Department of Geriatrics, University Hospital S.M. Misericordia, Perugia (Italy). Patrizia Mecocci received her M.D. from the University of Perugia (Italy), School of Medicine where she completed a residency program of Geriatrics. She also earned a Ph.D. in Biology and Physiopathology of Aging at the University of Modena (Italy). After receiving a grant from the Italian National Research Council (CNR), she spent three years as research fellow first at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at the University of Lund (Sweden) and then at the Department of Neurology, MGH-Harvard Medical School in Boston (USA). She then started her academic career at the University of Perugia where she is now Full Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Director of the Geriatric Clinic. Her research activity is focused on several aspects of clinical and neuropsychological aspects of aging as well as on biological studies on aging with specific interest on oxidative stress. She sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, JAD Reports, Alzheimer’s and Dementia TRCI, American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Nutrients, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. She worked as partner in various European Union-funded projects of FP6, FP7 and Horizon 2020 programs and JPND programs concerned with improving the diagnosis/treatment of dementia, problems related to aging, and healthcare opportunities for an aging Europe. She is PI of National projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Health (MinSal) and by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) on biomarkers in aging and age-related diseases and on the role of oxidative stress and antioxidants in aging. She is the leader of the ReGAl project (Geriatric Network on Alzheimer’s disease) that first developed in Italy an EHR for collecting clinical data on a large number of old subjects with cognitive and somatic problems. She has authored/co-authored more than 320 peer-reviewed publications, has contributed 40 books/chapters and monographs and is a regular contributor as a speaker at international congresses.
aging, frailty, brain aging, dementia, biomarker, oxidative stress 

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Rank: 46
H-Index: 91
Citations: 28246
Nation: Italy
Area: Geriatrics
Macroarea: Clinical Sciences
Italian Institution: Università degli Studi di Perugia
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