|Cristina Ghiciuc, MD, PhD, Habil., is professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology and senior clinical pharmacologist. Moreover, she is also family doctor specialist. Currently, she is working at the Faculty of Medicine, Grigore T. Popa University of Iasi, Romania. Her PhD thesis was on the pharmacokinetics of anti-tuberculosis antibiotics. In the meantime, bioequivalence clinical studies in humans was another direction of activity. Later, she was involved in studies of drugs pharmacokinetics in animals. Further, as team member was involved in national and international research projects. Moreover, she also studied the effects of active drugs in animals. First, there were studies on biocompatibility models, second on the blood changes in induced models of illness.
On the other hand, salivary stress biomarkers was a direction of research followed until 2019. This was possible due to Professor Francisca Patacchioli, an expert in non-invasive evaluation of stress hormones: cortisol and alpha-amylase. Patacchioli managed a Scientific Bilateral Agreement between Sapienza University of Rome and University of Iasi for 15 years. Consequently, Cristina had the opportunity to join the research team from Italy. As a result, she learned to evaluate salivary biomarkers in healthy persons and in patients with chronic diseases. Thus, results on the influence of drugs on salivary biomarkers were published in scientific ISI journals. The idea of biomarkers and medication adherence came up during these studies.
Considering equally important, she turned her interest towards drug use research. First, on antibiotic use, second, on medication adherence in chronic treatment. In addition, these directions of research are important for the success of therapy. Cristina is member of European Network to Advance Best practices & technoLogy on medication adherencE (ENABLE). In this Cost Action 19132, she is MC member representative for Romania. Moreover, she is co-leader in WG4 (Communication and Dissemination).
Cristina Mihaela GHICIUC
|Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacy, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
Postal address: 16 Universitatii 16, Romania