UPMC Italy operates in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with various projects designed to enhance visibility in health care and disseminate a joint awareness of individuals as citizens, patients and caregivers.
Ricucire la vita
Winner of the 2004 Strega Award (Italy’s most prestigious literary award), Ugo Riccarelli’s latest book, “Ricucire la vita” (editore PIEMME) is a story of health and transplantation, written after a special encounter between a physician and a patient (the author).
Initially, Riccarelli did not want to write this book, which is the story of his personal experience as a transplant recipient. However, a meeting with Dr. Bruno Gridelli at ISMETT in Palermo, and discovering that in Italy’s controversial national health system one could access some services that were formerly available only abroad, convinced him to write the stories, which revolve around extreme health conditions, such as those requiring an organ transplant. All the characters in the book go through incredible life experiences. This is a seldom-explored territory and a chance to understand how an organ transplant is not just the result of the work of a surgeon, but the confluence of knowledge, variables, opportunities, and organization, in which the surgery itself represents only the final act.
Watch an interview with the author.
Officine Fotografiche – studenti di fotografia per UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at San Pietro FBF
A special project that involved students of a photography school in Rome resulted in an exhibition of some photographs at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at San Pietro FBF. At present the photographs are exhibited at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at Villa Maria.