Newswise — WASHINGTON, D.C. May 19, 2021—At the prestigious setting of Villa Firenze, the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, on the occasion of a farewell party for outgoing Ambassador Armando Varricchio, Professor Antonio Giordano, Neapolitan oncologist, director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research at Temple University, member of the board of directors of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), and frequent collaborator with the University of Siena, Italy, was in attendance among the many high-ranking government officials and honored guests. Giordano had the opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to today, the first Italian American woman to hold this office. Various topics were discussed: from the pandemic to the environment, from health to the importance of scientific research.
The meeting was attended by some members of the NIAF: the president Robert Allegrini, the chairman of the board Robert Carlucci, the lawyer Joseph Del Raso and other figures from the United States government. Pelosi and Giordano discussed the importance of biomedical research and in particular, efforts to discover more effective treatment and potentially a cure for cancer, as well as her support for the work of the NIAF.
About the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO)
The Sbarro Health Research Organization is a non-profit charity committed to funding excellence in basic genetic research to cure and diagnose cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and related chronic illnesses and to foster the training of young doctors in a spirit of professionalism and humanism (www.shro.org)