Dr. Antonio Giordano, Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple University, was invited as an expert in scientific research to evaluate the Advanced Centers for Chronic Disease in Chile, one of the most important among centers of excellence in scientific research, established at the Catholic University in Chile and the University of Chile. The program is funded by CONICYT, a Chilean government agency that is part of the Ministry of Education and is responsible for coordinating, promoting and aiding scientific research in the country. The name is an acronym for Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, meaning “National Commission of Scientific Research and Technology”. During his visit, Dr. Giordano was invited by the Italian Ambassador in Santiago, the Honorable Marco Ricci, to meet several leaders from the Italian community in Chile.
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