In addition to commercial research provided to doctors and patients, the VitaImmun medical center conducts extensive scientific activity. The scientific director is Dr Patrycja Szachta, who obtained a PhD degree in biology during doctoral studies at the Department of Child Gastroenterology and Metabolic Diseases in Medical University of Poznan. Scientific projects held by VitaImmun Medical Center is tightly linked to cooperation with professor Wojciech Cichy, who is responsible for the design and coordination of the substantive content of the projects.
Professor Wojciech Cichy
Professor of paediatrics. Specialist in paediatrics, sports medicine, gastroenterology.
He graduated from the Medical Faculty of the Medical Academy in Poznań in 1965. In 1977 he defended his doctoral thesis, obtained the title of associate professor in 1987, university professor in 1993 and full professor in 2000. Scholarship holder of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation between 1980-82, in Göttingen, Germany. He participated in dozens of short and long-term scientific internships in Europe, USA and Australia.
Head of the Department of Cosmetology in Kalisz. Former head of the First Department of Paediatrics and Clinic of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Metabolic Diseases of the Medical University of Poznan. President of the “Milk for Schools. Milk for Health ” Foundation. Responsible for the cooperation with the University of M. Luther in Halle (Germany). Member of the Medical University of Poznan Senate. Author of over 500 original publications and several chapters in textbooks. Founder of the Polish Working Group of Cystic Fibrosis (1992), co-founder of the European Society of Mucoviscydosis. Member of the Foundation for Patients with Cystic Fibrosis (MATIO), co-author of the first faculty of cystic fibrosis in Poland. A member of the editorial committees of many paediatric magazines. Participant of over 200 national and international congresses. Independent candidate for the European Parliament in 2004.
Associated Professor Iwona Ignyś
She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Medical Academy in Poznan.
She is a second degree specialist in the fields of paediatrics and gastroenterology. A long-time head of the Laboratory of Endoscopy of the Digestive Tract of the Department of Paediatrics; Clinics of Gastroenterology of Children and Metabolic Diseases of the Medical University of Poznan.
He is a member of the Polish Paediatric Society, a founding member of the Polish Society of Children’s Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the chairman of the Endoscopy Section since 2004. He is also a member of the Coloproctology Club, the Polish Society of Ultrasonography, the Polish Allergy Society and the European Society of Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Founder Member of the Breastfeeding Popularization Committee. Awarded with numerous awards for scientific work. She is the author of many medical publications, chapters in textbooks, as well as scientific monographs.