Fernando Ferreira Costa

Professor Fernando Ferreira Costa – President of the University of Campinas

Professor Fernando Costa graduated (1974) and obtained both his MSc (1979) and PhD (1981) degrees from the Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo, where he also served as a faculty member (1985-1989). After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale School of Medicine (1987-1989), he joined the Department of Internal Medicine of the School of Medical Sciences of the University of Campinas (1990) and became a Full Professor of Hematology and Hemotherapy (1996).

Member of several national and international academic societies, Professor Costa has already published 260 papers in peer-reviewed journals and supervised 29 doctoral theses. He received a decoration from the Government of Brazil (2008) and has been awarded a great number of scientific prizes, including one from the Government of the State of São Paulo (2000).

At the University of Campinas, Professor Costa served as the dean of the School of Medical Sciences (1994-1998), director of the Hematology and Hemotherapy Center (1998-2002), vice-president for Research (2002-2005) and general coordinator of the University (2005-2009). He has been the president of the University of Campinas since 2009.

Link to Professor Costa’s Lattes Curriculum: http://lattes.cnpq.br/0173687407965726

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