Please join us in welcoming our 2023 Post-Doctoral Associate,
Dr Fabri, who started on January 9, is our first post-doctoral associate and will establish the framework for a two-year fellowship designed to train recent graduates in Diagnostic Medical Physics research in an academic department or the medical imaging industry.
Originally from the port city of Valparaiso, Dr Fabri obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Chile. Subsequently, she moved to Europe, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Medical Physics from Heidelberg University in Germany. After graduation, Dr Fabri returned to Chile, where she was employed as a Medical Physicist at the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile, where she also served as the Radiation Protection Officer. During this time, she worked with an Interventional Cardiologist who invited her to participate as a Fellow at the IAEA to assess guidelines for Latin American physicists and cardiologists in optimization of radiation dose usage in the practice of Hemodynamics.
In 2009, Dr Fabri moved back to Europe, where she obtained a doctoral degree in Medical Physics from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria. Her primary focus was on post-processing of medical images. After earning her PhD, Dr Fabri returned to Chile and became a founding member of SOFIMECH, the Chilean Medical Physics Society. She also obtained a Diploma in University Teaching from the Center for Teacher Development at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago.
Dr Fabri worked as a Research Associate sponsored by a post-doctoral grant from the National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT), which is managed by the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT). She also worked as a Medical Physicist at the Clinica Alemana de Santiago (the German Hospital of Santiago), a Chilean private health care facility, where she managed multiple quality assurance programs; and at the Clinica Las Condes, one of the top private hospitals in Santiago, where she managed the Radiology and Radiotherapy departments.
Most recently, Dr Fabri worked as an Adjunt Instructor at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile and as a Product Specialist for GEMCO. She also worked with the Kiri Foundation, which does outreach with children through after school activities including robotics, tennis, and skateboarding.
Dr Fabri has been married to her Austrian husband Gianni for 16 years. Together, they have three beautiful children: Luca (15), Francesco (9), and Antonella (2). They are excited about the move to the United States and look forward to living in Gainesville. In her free time, Dr Fabri enjoys dancing, cooking, and spending quality time with her family and friends. She also enjoys playing soccer and volleyball. Being the middle daughter of five sisters, she especially enjoys spending time with others – talking, laughing, and learning.
Dr Fabri’s educational background, over 16 years of experience in medical physics, and proven skills in working with international interdisciplinary teams in multiple health care settings, made her the top candidate for the fellowship. We are excited about her positive impact to UF Medical Physics!