Prof. Valentina Boyanova Petkova-Dimitrova

Prof. Valentina Boyanova Petkova-Dimitrova, Ph.D.

Vice rector in charge of research

EXPERIENCE

since 2016 – Vice Rector for Science and Accreditation, Professor – Medical University – Sofia; Project coordination, Chairman of CMH, coordination of research and accreditation in January

2012–2016 – Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs for students studying in English, Professor – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia; Learning activities of students studying in English

2012 – Professor – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia; Teaching and instruction, research and projects

2008–2012 – Associate Professor – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia; Teaching and instruction, research and projects

2001–2008 – Chief Assistant, Senior Assistant, Assistant – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia; teaching and research activities

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2018 – SPECIALTY IN HOSPITAL PHARMACY – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia

2015 – Doctor of Science – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia; Defended dissertation for obtaining the scientific degree DOCTOR OF SCIENCES on the topic “Theoretical and applied aspects of the concept of” Pharmaceutical care “in some specific groups of patients”

2012 – MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT – PHC, MU-Sofia

2008 – SPECIALTY IN CLINICAL PHARMACY – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia

2007 – SPECIALTY IN ORGANIZATION AND ECONOMICS OF PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia

2003 – SPECIALTY IN ORGANIZATION AND ECONOMICS OF PHARMACY AND DISTRIBUTION PRACTICE – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia

2000 – Doctor – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia – Defended dissertation for obtaining the educational and scientific degree DOCTOR OF PHARMACY on the topic: “Study of consent (compliance) with drug therapy in chronically ill patients”

1998 – MA in MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT – Technical University, Sofia

1991–1996 – MASTER OF PHARMACY – Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia

1986–1991 – 114 English Language High School, Sofia

SPECIALIZATIONS

1998 Specialization course in Potsdam, Germany, McGill UniversityCourse “Measurement In Health Care”

1999 Mediterranean school of medical statistics and clinical epidemiology Specialization course in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

2000 Harvard School of Public Health Syracuse, Italy, Mediterranean School of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Syracuse, Italy Specialization course in Biostatistics-Ii, Clinical Decision Making

2005 Faculty of Pharmacy, MU, Sofia, Bulgaria and the Francophone Institute of Administration and Management, branch of the University of Business Management in Nantes, France Postgraduate qualification in pharmaceutical marketing

2006 Department of Social Pharmacy, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmaceutical care, RUG University of Groningen, the Netherlands Specialization in Pharmaceutical Care

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

84 publications , of which – 65 publications in magazines with impact factor.

Author and co-author of 18 textbooks and scientific manuals, 7 of which are in English in History of Pharmacy, Social Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacoeconomics.

500 citations of scientific papers in foreign databases (SCOPUS, Web of Science)

h-index 15

150 participations in scientific international and national events.

Leading researcher for Bulgaria in Pharmine (PHARMacy education IN Europe) 2009 project, WP7, funded by the European Commission (LLL program, Erasmus).

Leading researcher of a research project under Contract № 18/2004 from the competition “GRANT-2004” on the topic: “The role of the pharmacist for the introduction of the concept” Pharmaceutical care “in the self-treatment of patients”

Lead researcher of a research project under Contract № 34/2009 from the competition “GRANT-2009” on the topic: “The role of the dosage form to improve the patient’s consent to the prescribed drug therapy – compliance”, rated “Excellent” by Council of Medical Science and awarded for the most successful development of the competition-project financing of MU-Sofia for the period 2008-2009 in the scientific field “Pharmacy” with the award “Signum laudis pro scientiae meritis”

Lead researcher of a research project under Contract № 8/2011 of the competition “GRANT-2011” on the topic: “Development of pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacotechnological plan for optimization of drug therapy in pediatric patients”

Participant in a research team under Contract № 1-C / 2009 from the competition “Stimulation of research in areas of excellence-2009” on the topic: “Development of pharmacotherapeutic, pharmacoeconomic and pharmacoepidemiological models of drug therapy for patients with hypertension”

Participant in a research team under Contract № DUNK / 2009 from the competition “Construction of university research complexes” of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science on the topic: “National University Complex for Biomedical and Applied Research”

Co-leader of a research team under Contract № BG051PO001-3.3.03-61 / 2009 part of the OP “Human Resources Development” of the ESF of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science on the topic: “Training of pharmacy students for consulting patients with hypertension in pharmacies”

Participant in the project “Risk assessment and compliance with drug therapy and their impact on the cost of treatment and quality of life of patients with COPD”, NSF, 2014.

Participant in an international research project – ReFEEHS (Reinforcement of the Framework for Experiential Education in Healthcare in Serbia) under the Erasmus + program KA2 , 2015 

Package Manager in the National Scientific Program “Electronic Healthcare in Bulgaria (e-Health)” 2018

Supervisor of 10 doctoral students, 8 of whom successfully defended. Head of over 80 postgraduates and graduates.

OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE AND PUBLIC POSITIONS

Chairman of the Ethics Commission of the Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Union – 2 terms

Chairman of the Medical Science Council of MU-Sofia

Member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Drug Information Association (BALI)

Cashier of the national section of the Balkan Medical Union

Member of the Bulgarian Scientific Society of Pharmacy

Member of the Academic Council of MU-Sofia

Member of the Supreme Council of Pharmacy, Ministry of Health

Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Pharmacy – Sofia

Member of the International Society for the History of Pharmacy

Member of the EURODURG Medicinal Products Research Group
Member of ISPOR

Expert of BDA, NSCRLP and others.

Chairman of the examination commission on SDO Organization and economics of pharmaceutical production

Member of the examination commission under SDO Organization and economics of distribution and pharmacy practice

AWARDS

Honorary badge of the Rector 2020 for personal contribution in the management mandate 2016-2020 of MU-Sofia

Signum Laudis Pro Scientiae Meritis 2017, award sign of MU-Sofia for the best scientific development GRANT 2015

Winner of the anniversary badge of the Balkan Medical Union 2016

Panacea – golden, 2015 for high professionalism and proven contribution to the organization and implementation of teaching (training of students, doctoral students, graduate students), research and expert activities at MU-Sofia

Signum Laudis Pro scientiea meritis 2011, award sign of MU-Sofia for the best scientific development GRANT 2011