The Italian American Medical Awards (IAMA) will host the 2021 awards event at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on Thursday, October 14th, 2021, beginning at 5:00pm. The ceremony will award fourteen total recipients (see the list below) across four awards, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, who will receive IAMA’s highest honor this year: The Italian American Medical Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The award recognizes outstanding individuals of Italian-American origin who, thanks to their pioneering spirit and lifetime commitment, have honored their country of origin and give a significant contribution to research,
leadership, and mentorship within the medical community. IAMA continues to promote and inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans, pushing to strengthen and empower ties between the United States and Italy. Numerous business, academia, and political leaders from across the country will be in attendance.
IAMA is chaired by the Hon. Amato Berardi and Mr. A.J. Mattia. The IAMA will recognize Italian American medical professionals from around the world across four additional awards: The Italian American Medical Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Italian American Medical Innovator of the Year, The Italian American Medical Award in Medical Excellence & The Italian American Spirit of Medicine Award. The celebration will take place at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, a one-of-a-kind automotive museum located in Philadelphia, PA. The museum was assembled by IAMA member, Frederick A. Simeone, M.D., a retired worldrenowned neurosurgeon and native to Philadelphia. He has built his distinguished collection of approximately 75 racing cars for over 50 years; becoming the #1 car collector in the world.
Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the National Kidney Foundation, which consistently acts as a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Fueled by passion and urgency, they continue to enhance the lives through actions, education and accelerating change.
About the Italian American Medical Awards: The Italian American Medical Awards acknowledges outstanding individuals of Italian origin who, thanks to their spirit and commitment, have honored their country of origin and given contribution to research, leadership, and mentorship in the medical community. The Awards inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans; continue to strength and empower ties between the United States and Italy.
About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum: The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is a one-of-a-kind automotive museum located in Philadelphia, PA. The museum's collection consists of approximately 75 racing sports cars and has been assembled over more than 50 years by Frederick A. Simeone, a retired worldrenowned neurosurgeon and native of Philadelphia. Frederick Simeone has been ranked the #1 car collector in the world; beating out Ralph Lauren and Sam Walton.
About the National Kidney Foundation: Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change.
THE ITALIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:
ANTHONY S. FAUCI, MD. NIAID DIRECTOR, INNOVATOR, RESEARCHER
THE ITALIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR:
GIUSEPPE REMUZZI, MD. DIRECTOR, MARIO NEGRI INSTITUTE FOR PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND PROFESSOR OF NEPHROLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MILAN, ITALY. PAST PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY.
THE ITALIAN AMERICAN MEDICAL AWARD IN MEDICAL EXCELLENCE:
ALEXANDER R. VACCARO, MD, PH.D., MBA. PRESIDENT OF ROTHMAN ORTHOPEDICS, PROFESSOR OF NEUROSURGERY. PAST PRESIDENT OF CERVICAL SPINE RESEARCH SOCIETY (CSRS), THE AMERICAN SPINAL INJURY ASSOCIATION AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR COLLABORATIVE SPINE RESEARCH.
THE 2021 ITALIAN AMERICAN SPIRT OF MEDICINE AWARDS:
ALFONSO BELLACOSA, MD, PH.D. PROFESSOR OF MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY,
FRANCA CAMBI, MD, PH.D. PROFESSOR OF NEUROLOGY DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION& HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
ANTONELLA CIANFERONI, MD, PH.D. IMMUNOLOGIST & PROFESSOR OF PEDIATRICS
MICHAEL CIRIGLIANO, MD, FACP. PROFESSOR IN GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE & ON AIR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR (TELEVISION)
GIOVANNI DE GAETANO, MD, PH.D. HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION, IRCCS ISTITUTO NEUROLOGICO MEDITERRANEO NEUROMED
ANTONIO DI CARLO, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC. PROFESSOR OF SURGERY; CHIEF OF ABDOMINAL ORGAN TRANSPLANT SURGERY; SURGICAL DIRECTOR, KIDNEY, LIVER AND PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION, AND LIVING DONATION
STEFANIA GALLUCCI, MD. PROFESSOR & CHAIR, MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
MINA MASSARO-GIORDANO, MD. PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY
ANTHONY MACCHIAVELLI, MD, SFHM, FACP. MEDICAL DIRECTOR
ANTHONY MANNARINO, MD. PROFESSOR OF SURGERY
OLIMPIA MEUCCI, MD, PH.D. PROFESSOR AND CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY
PASQUALE SANTANGELI, MD, PH.D. CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIST, PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
& REMEMBERING THE LATE DR. ROSE MATTIOLI & DR. JOSEPH MATTIOLI. LEGENDARY PHILANTHROPIST AND POCONO RACEWAY CO-FOUNDERS
SOURCE: Italian American Medical Awards
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