Erminia Fardone will be a speaker at the Taste Italian! Conference – Miami

Ermia Fardone, Assistant Scientist, Division of Health Services Research and Policy, Department of Public Health Sciences at University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine and distinguished member of the Miami Scientific Italian Community will attend the Taste Italian! Conference: the Italian Table for the Future of Food.

Erminia Fardone spent her childhood in a small town in Molise, Italy, surrounded by nature and a close-knit community. This environment fostered her love for nature, eventually leading her to pursue a degree in Biological Sciences focusing on plant physiology and microbiology research.
After graduating from the University of Molise, She pursued her interest in understanding the relationship between the natural environment and neuroscience. She wanted to explore how nature affects brain function, mental health, and cognitive processes. To seek new opportunities, she moved to France where she contributed to groundbreaking research at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble and she earned a Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Life Sciences from Joseph Fourier University.

After obtaining her doctorate, she embarked on an academic career that took her to the United States. She started with a postdoctoral position at the Biological Sciences Department at The Florida State University in Tallahassee. Later, she was offered a staff position at the Anatomy and Histology Facility at the HHMI Janelia Research Campus in Virginia. Her passion for learning kept her motivated to continue seeking knowledge, eventually leading her back to Florida, where she resumed her academic pursuits.

Since 2018, she has worked as a dedicated researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her professional journey has seen her work as a researcher and a scientific project manager, contributing to impactful projects at the Ryder Trauma Center and the Department of Public Health Sciences. She works in the Division of Health Services Research and Policy, where she focuses on substance abuse and HIV. She works as an research staff member in the Methodology Core at the Health Research Center for Substance Use Disorders and HIV Treatment.

A persistent motivation has marked her journey, and she is enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead. She looks forward to continuing her contributions to the field and making a meaningful impact in her community and beyond.


About Conference:
TasteItalian! Conference – Miami is a collaboration between Making Business Happen, Miami Dade College, and The Miami Culinary Institute on The Italian Table for the Future of Food.

During the morning session, the TasteItalian! Conference will delve into topics such as the future of cooking, food production, nutrition, sustainability, and the impact of AI and Tech on the culinary landscape. The discussions will explore the coexistence of heritage and tech innovations, among other fascinating subjects.





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