Subject: Public health
Current position: Assistant Professor (habilitated Associate Professor)
From 1996 to 2001 Technical Functionary at the Department of Internal Medicine of University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
EU FP7 Project Managing the Risk of Nanomaterial (MARINA)
COST European Action Modelling Nanomaterials (MODENA)
EU FP7 Project Regulatory Testing of Nanomaterials (NANOREG)
Finalizzato Salute RIF-2009-1536665 “Impact of engineered nanoparticles on reproductive health and embryonic development”
ISPESL Project 2004 B/83/DML/03 Risk of ischemic heart disease in shift workers
Research Project for Tor Vergata University (previous 60%) 2001
Research Project for Tor Vergata University (previous 60%) 2002
Research Project for Tor Vergata University (previous 60%) 2003
Research Project for Tor Vergata University (previous 60%) 2005
Research Project for Tor Vergata University (previous 60%) 2006
PRIN Project Toxicity mechanisms of nanoparticles.. 2006069554
INAIL project: survey of work-related hidden tumors
INAIL project: correlation between work activity and diabetic foot
INAIL project: Analysis of PNEI contribution to prevention systems
Provincia di Roma: Design, experimentation and implementation of a project devoted to the analysis and evaluation of potential capabilities and attitudes of people with handicap
Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Igiene Industriale (special issue)
Occupational Medicine (London)
Karolinska Institutet- Department of Environmental Medicine- Stockholm
Royal Chemical Society (UK)
COST scientific committee for Quantitative Nanostructure Toxicity Relationship (QNTR)
Edinburgh Napier University Scientific Committee for Nanotoxicology 2010
British Occupational Hygiene Society Scientific Committee for 11° Particle Symposium
Italian Society of Occupational Medicine and Industrial hygiene
2002: Poster of Distinction Award (American Gastroenterological Association) (two posters)
2012: International award for research from the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene.
AKNOWLEDGMENTS OF SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE
2007:Selected by the National Research Council of Singapore as Reviewer of submitted Research Grant Proposal
2007-2012 IReviewer for the following high impact journals: Chem Soc Rev (I.F. 28.76), Small (I.F. 8.34), Stroke (7.04), Nanoscale (I.F. 5.99), Journal of Internal Medicine (I.F. 5.48), Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (I.F. 4.44), Journal of Nanoparticle Research (I.F. 3.28).
2007-2012 Reviewer for the following Occupational and Industrial Hygiene Journals: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Journal of Occupational Medicine, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Journal of Nanomaterials
2009-2012: Invited speaker at the following events sponsored by the European Commission and/or by the COST: 1. Strategic Seminar and Brokerage Event For Competences and Infrastructure Integration (Namur, 2009, Belgium); 2. COST workshop MP0701 Environmental Impact of Polymer nanocomposites- from preparation to recycling (Kracow, 2010, Poland); 3. High level symposium on Nanosafety challenges (Prague, 2010, Chez); 4.COST exploratory workshop on Quantitative Nanostructure Toxicity Relationship (QNTR) (Maastricht, NL, 2011)
2010: Invited speaker by The American Association for Research on Cancer (AARC) for the “2010 annual meeting of the American Association for Research on Cancer”. Invited also to contribute to the 2010 Education Book released by the AACR
2011: Included, as leading European expert, by the EU Fp 7 project Nuronano and by the COST scientific secretariat of European Science Foundation, in the Expert Panel releasing the Policy Recommendations on scientific priorities regarding the interaction of engineered nano particles with biological barriers
2011 Invited speaker at the face-to-face meeting of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center organized by the US National Institute of Occupational Health and safety (Oglebay, WV, US)
UNIVERSITY TEACHING ACTIVITIES
1 PhD Doctorate Schools
Teacher and tutor at the PhD School of “Occupational Medicine” organized by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome.
Teacher and tutor at the PhD School of “Industrial Engineering” organized by the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Director of the 2nd level master “Abilitazione per le funzioni di Medico Competente ai sensi dell’art 38, comma 2, del Dls 81/08)” at the University of Rome Tor Vergata
- 5-year Course at Tor Vergata University (Subject) (Years)
- a) Orthodontics and Dental Prosthesis (Integrated Management) (2009-2011)
4.. 3-year courses at Tor Vergata University (Subject) (Years)
- a) Professional Education (Occupational Medicine) (2006-2012)
- b) Physiotherapy (Occupational Medicine) (2009-2012)
- c) Orthoptics and ophtalmologic assistance (Occupational Medicine) (2009-2012)
- d) Techniques for Prevention in the Environment and Workplaces (Infectious Diseases)(2005-2012)
- e) Techniques for Prevention in the Environment and Workplaces (Environmental pathology) (2005-2012)
f)Techniques for Prevention in the Environment and Workplaces( Carcinogens and Chemical Agents in Occupational Environment) (2012-2013)
- f) Orthopedic Techniques (Occupational Medicine) (2010-2012)
- Specialization Schools (Subject) (Years)
- a) Occupational Medicine (Health Promotion) (2005-2012)
- b) Occupational Medicine (Occupational Toxicology) (2005-2012)
- c) Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Occupational Medicine) (2007-2012)
- d) Internal Medicine (Medical Semiology and Methodology) (2001-2012)
- e) Cardiology (Intersystemic Cardiovascular Disorders) (2001-2004)
POSITION IN EUROPEAN ORGANISMS RELATED TO THE EU COMMISSION
Chair of the Working Group 8 (Nanoparticle-induced pathogenic mechanisms) of the Strategic Research Agenda of the EU Nanosafety Cluster, coordinated by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
POSITIONS IN THE ITALIAN SOCIETY OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE AND INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
Member of the management committee (secretary) of the regional section Abruzzo/Lazio/Molise
Member of the following national working groups: 1)Occupational Carcinogenesis; 2)Hearth and Work; 3)Occupational Diseases; 4)Nanoparticles.
Member of the following Thematic Section:Preventive Medicine in Health Care Workers
ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS
Co-organizer of the first and second Italian-Swedish Workshop on Engineered Nanoparticles (Tor Vergata University, Rome, Oct 2010, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, June 2012)
From 2007 to 2012 he collaborates with the National Institute of Health and Safety (NIOSH) in Morgantown on Nanotoxicology research. As a product of this collaboration he has been co-editor with Prof Anna Shvedova from NIOSH of a multi-authored book on nano toxicology; he also published a paper on an international journal in cooperation with Anna Shvedova, and is performing experiments in conjuction with Vincent Castranova and Bob Mercer, both from NIOSH.
From 2006 to 2012 he collaborates with the Mc Master University-Health Research Information Unit- (Ontario- Canada) to the project MORE, aimed to assess the relevance for clinical practice of scientific articles published in leading Journals. He acts as rater of the articles published in the field of Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine
POSITIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
First Level Assistant ( “Hospital Assistant” according to the art 102 DPR 382/80) from April 2nd 2001 to March 1st 2003 at the hospital ambulatory of non invasive cardiovacular diagnostics.
First Level Assistant ( “Hospital Aiuto” according to the art 102 DPR 382/80) from March 1st 2003 to March 30th 2004 at the hospital ambulatory of non invasive cardiovacular diagnostics.
First Level Assistant ( “Hospital Aiuto” according to the art 102 DPR 382/80) from March 30th 2004 to Dec 31th 2006 at the Emergency Department.
First Level Assistant ( “Hospital Aiuto” according to the art 102 DPR 382/80) from Dec 31th 2006 until now at the Operative Unit of Occupational Medicine.
Co-editor with prof Bengt Fadeel (Head of the Division of Molecular Toxicology and vice-chairmand of the Instiute of Evironmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm) and with prof Anna Shvedova (Lead Research physiologist at the National Instiute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH] at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], Atlanta) of the multi-authored book “Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanomaterials” Published by Elsevier in 2012. Leading scientists in the field contributed to the book. Among them: Christoph Alexiou, from the Department of Oto- Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Section for Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine, Erlangen, Germany; Sandra Ceccatelli from the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Chunying Chen National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China; Kai Cheng Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, Department of Radiology and Bio-X Program, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA; Sara Correia Carreira BIRCH, Biophysics Research Unit, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, UK; Wim H. De Jong National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Laboratory for Health Protection Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands; Shareen H. Doak Institute of Life Science, College of Medicine, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales, UK; Ken Donaldson Queen’s Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Rodger Duffin Centre for Inflammation Research, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK; Albert Duschl University of Salzburg, Department of Molecular Biology, Salzburg, Austria; Maria Dusinska NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air Research, Health Effects Laboratory, Departments of CEE and Environmental Chemistry, Kjeller, Norway; Maureen R. Gwinn US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA; Karin Sørig Hougaard National Research Center for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark; Mark A. Jepson School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Mark A. Jepson School of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; Kostas Kostarelos Nanomedicine Laboratory, Center for Drug Delivery Research, The School of Pharmacy, University of London, London, UK; Nicholas L. Mills Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK; Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere North Carolina State University, Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, Raleigh, NC, USA; Andreas M. Nystro ̈ m The Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center, and the Department of Neuroscience Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Margriet V.D.Z. Park Maastricht University, Department of Toxicogenomics, Maastricht; National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Laboratory for Health Protection Research, Bilthoven, The Netherlands; Robby A. Petros Department of Chemistry, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA; Craig A. Poland Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK; Margaret Saunders BIRCH, Biophysics Research Unit, Department of Medical Physics & Bioengineering, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, UK; Kai Savolainen Nanosafety Research Centre, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland; Birgit Sokull-Klu ̈ ttgen European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Unit IO5 Nanobiosciences, Ispra, Italy; Muhammet S. Toprak KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Functional Materials Division, Kista-Stockholm, Sweden; Lang Tran Institute of Occupational Medicine, Research Avenue North, Edinburgh, UK;Peter Wick Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Laboratory for Materials-Biology Interactions, St Gallen, Switzerland;Dave Winkler CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering, Clayton, Australia; Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Parkville, Australia.
TEACHING DUTIES AT FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED AT POINT d
Teacher of Occupational Medicine at the 6 year course of Medicine of the faculty of Medicine of the Catholic University of Tirana (Albania). This University has an agreement with several prestigious Italian Universities (among which the University of Tor Vergata); according to this agreement, the degree obtained at this University is equalized to that achieved in the Italian Universities included in the agreement. Teachers are designated by the Italian Universities. At the same University he teaches also Integrated Management in the 5 year couse of Odontostomatology.
Invited speaker at the 8th Conference of the Industrial and Occupational Hygiene Association (Rome, 2010)
Referee for CINECA (Italian Inter-University Consortium) of a FIRB Project of the University of Torino (2012)
Chair of the Meeting “Seminario Strategico per l’integrazione di competenze ed infrastrutturee: Tor Vergata, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Università Cattolica, Università di Parma” Rome, June 2009.
Partner of the International Project coordinated by CEMBUREAU and the National Institute of Occupational Health (Norway) “Prospective Lung Function Monitoring Study”