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Giulio Alfredo Maccacaro: scientific foresight and social engagement of a distinguished Italian health scientist



Giulio Alfredo Maccacaro: scientific foresight and social engagement of a distinguished Italian health scientist

A talk by Paolo Vineis and Rodolfo Saracci.

Giulio Alfredo Maccacaro (1924-1977) was an internationally renowned biometrist, who taught in Cambridge and Milan. He was an exponent of the Medicina democratica (Democratic Medicine), fighting for the democratic renovation of the medical care in Italy.

Paolo Vineis: Science as a profession, politics as a profession. How the two merged in Maccacaro

Rodolfo Saracci: From early applications of electronic computing to the hype of Big Data


Paolo Vineis, Chair of Environmental Epidemiology at Imperial College London, School of Public Health, is a leading researcher in the field of molecular epidemiology, to understand the causes and mechanisms of human disease. He also studies the effect of climate change on non-communicable diseases. He is coordinator and/or principal investigator of several international projects, including some on socio-economic differentials in health. He has more than 800 publications in scientific journals and he is a member of various international scientific and ethics committees.

Rodolfo Saracci, MD, FFPH started his career in internal medicine, moving later into epidemiological research. He has been Chief of the Unit of Analytical Epidemiology at the International Agency for Research on Cancer,Lyon, France where he also chaired for 25 years the Research Ethics Committee. He has later spent ten years as Senior Visiting Scientist at the same institution. In 1988 he established the first summer school of epidemiology in Europe, the "European Educational Programme in Epidemiology" that he has directed for 25 years : the school holds an yearly four weeks course in Florence. He has been a founder of the AIE, Italian Association of Epidemiology, President of Adelf, Association des Epidemiologistes de Langue Francaise, and President of IEA, International Epidemiological Association. His scientific research is essentially in the area of cancer epidemioloy and prevention, notably in relation to occupational, environmental and occupational factors. To make key concepts of epidemiology, like risk, risk factors, life expectancy, accessible to a large readership he has written the book "Epidemiology" for the popular series of "Very Short Introductions" of Oxford University Press.



Data: Mar 2 Ott 2018

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 22:00

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

Ingresso : Libero


Italian Cultural Institute