Ilaria Capuawell-known virologist, will receive the honorary degree in medicine and surgeryUniversity of Palermo.
The interested party commented: “It is a title that has enormous value for me, but in reality it has double value, because I am not only the first woman, and I do not want to be the last, to receive this recognition from the University of Palermo, but I am the first veterinarian in Italy to receive a degree in medicine and surgery. This is a paradigm shift, for that reason I thank the University of Palermo because it has seen the future”.
Ilaria Capua also received the ‘honorary member’ diploma by the teacher Adelfio Elio Cardinalepresident of the Italian Society for the History of Medicine, one of the oldest scientific-cultural associations in Italy. The ceremony took place this morning, Friday May 26, at the Don Bosco Ranchibile School from the Sicilian capital.
Ilaria Capua, 57, said: “I am a returning brain and I hope to become an example for other Italian researchers who are abroad, because Italy and Europe need ideas that come from outside and today’s gold is ‘grey gold’. ‘ and therefore I hope that the many experiences I have had, having had several lifetimes, including the last experience in the United States, can be useful in bringing new ideas and horizons to Italian youth and researchers.”
The director of the Salesian institute was also present at the event Don Domenico Saranitithe school principal Nicola Philipponethe mayor of Palermo Roberto Lagalla and the regional health adviser Juana Volo.
“I am very happy to be at Don Bosco Ranchibile today – he added – because talking to young people is one of the ways to create more conscious generations. They are our strength and I will try to convince them that the new approach that we must have on health is that of a circular health in which not only the health of people is respected, but also the health of the system in which we live. , therefore the health of other animals, plants that represent eighty percent of food and therefore must be healthy, just as other animals and the environment must be healthy”.
“We need to move towards a system that aims to have air, water, land and fire in balance for a healthy system that leads us to a more sustainable future”.
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