Press Release – July 15, 2021
Announcing changes in the Editorial Board
Verduci Editore is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Camillo Ricordi as Editor-in-Chief and Prof. David Della Morte Canosci as Co-Editor-in-Chief of European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences.
Verduci Editore is deeply grateful to Prof. Antonio Gasbarrini and to Prof. Aldo V. Greco for their service as Editors in Chief and for their contribution to the growth of European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences over the past decades. They supported the journal handling a successful and ongoing increase and contributing in different ways to the development of the journal.
Editor in Chief,
Camillo Ricordi, MD, FNAI
Prof. Camillo Ricordi, is the Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery and Director of the Diabetes Research Institute and the Cell Transplant Center at the University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA.
Acknowledged as a leading scientist in diabetes cure-focused research and cell transplantation, Ricordi is known for inventing the method that made it possible to isolate large numbers of insulin-producing cells from the human pancreas and for performing the first series of successful clinical islet allotransplants that reversed diabetes. The procedure is now used worldwide, including the first successful NIH-funded, FDA Phase 3 multicenter trial completed by the NIH Clinical Islet Transplantation Consortium where Ricordi served as Chairperson of the Steering Committee for over a decade. His research interests include reversal of autoimmunity, transplant tolerance, modulation of immunity and inflammation and regenerative medicine, to prevent or treat chronic degenerative disease conditions, and to prolong healthy lifespan.
When the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, Prof. Camillo Ricordi led the international team that successfully completed the first FDA-approved double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial to treat severe cases of COVID-19 ARDS with Umbilical Cord derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell infusions. The unprecedented results allowed for significantly improved time to recovery and patient survival in subjects treated. Ricordi and his collaborators have recently launched the Fit4Pandemic program (www.fit4pandemic.com) to help the general population become resistant to the most severe forms of viral infections, as well as to prevent or halt the progression of autoimmune diseases and age-related chronic degenerative conditions, to prolong healthy lifespan.
Prof. Camillo Ricordi has received numerous honors and awards, including the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the American Diabetes Association. He was Knighted by the President of the Republic of Italy in the highest Order of the Republic (the Order of Merit), and was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors, USA, for contributing outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society. He is also serving on the Supreme Council of Health (Consiglio Superiore di Sanità) of the Ministry of Health of Italy.
Camillo Ricordi is author of over 1,150 scientific publications that have been cited over 45,700 times (H-index 102).
David Della Morte Canosci, MD, PhD
Prof. David Della Morte Canosci serves as an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Miami, Miami, USA. Since 2013, he is also Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Systems Medicine, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, and a collaborator of the San Raffaele Open Rome, Italy. Prof. Della-Morte is involved in both basic and clinical science in the field of aging, metabolic, genetic, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular disease. His current research focus is to clarify the pathological pathways linking metabolic diseases with cognitive impairment typical of elderly patients and with genetic disorders. Prof. Della Morte Canosci authored more than 200 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He was recipient of several grants from American Heart Association and NIH and was awarded from many Scientific Societies. He is on the board membership of several journals, and a member of The European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes and other important professional organizations.