Purpose

To acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin.

Winners receive a $5,000 prize and, since 2012, are honored with the Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana.

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Nomination Process

Before the Summer, a Review Board composed of senior ISSNAF members selects amongst all submitted abstracts the finalist research summaries to be presented during the Fall event in oral sessions or posters and to be published on the ISSNAF web site.

Awards are presented in the Fall, in a location of institutional or academic relevance.

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Alto Patronato della Presidenza della Repubblica Italiana
Italy in US 2013

 


2013 Awards

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ISSNAF encourages all Italian researchers born after April 1973 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit an abstract of their research.
Deadline: April 21, 2013 (23:59 PST)

For the call full text click here


Apply Now Applications must be presented online.

Please click on the link and follow instructions.

 

CONTACTS CONTACTS

For more information about the Awards: awards@issnaf.org

For technical issues with your application: web@issnaf.org

 

2013 PAOLA CAMPESE LAUREATE PAOLA CAMPESE AWARD LAUREATE

Patrizia Porazzi (The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) received the 2013 Paola Campese Award for Research on Leukemias  for the research entitled "Dissecting the role of MLL in Hematopoiesis and Leukemia using the Zebrafish Model".

Patrizia Porazzi had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".

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2013 ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE

Guido Cervone (Pennsylvania State University from January 2014) received the 2013 ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators for the research entitled "Source Term Estimation for the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Accident".
 

Guido Cervone had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".

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2013 FRANCO STRAZZABOSCO AWARD LAUREATE FRANCO STRAZZABOSCO AWARD LAUREATE

Andrea Alù (The University of Texas at Austin) received the 2013 FRANCO STRAZZABOSCO Award for Young Engineers for the research entitled "Meta‐materials for Invisibility, Sensing, Polarization Control and Energy Harvesting".

Andrea Alù had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".

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Paola Campese Award Special Mention:
Aldo Roccaro (DFCI)

Franco Strazzabosco Award Special Mentions:
Elisa Franco (UCR), Giacomo Mariani (UCLA);


FINALISTS FINALISTS

After a very hard selection process ISSNAF selected the 45 finalists that will present their abstracts at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC on October 29th, 2013. Out of a very competitive pool of over 100 applicants, 30 young Italian investigators working in the United States will illustrate the results of their works in oral presentations and 15 in poster presentations. A prestigious Jury, appointed during the summer, will sellect the winner of the three awards and of the Medal of the Italian President. Congratulations
to all applicants, good luck to all finalists and thank you to all reviewers!

For the full list of finalists, click here


 

ISSNAF JURY ISSNAF JURY

2013 ISSNAF AWARDS JURY

Ottavio Arancio, Columbia University
Emanuela Barzi, Fermilab
Giorgio Bellettini, Fermilab
Vito Campese, University of Southern California
Francesco Della Porta, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Fabio Finotti, University of Pennsylvania
Silvia Formenti, NYU
Chiara Gabbi, Young ISSNAF Coordinator
Mario Gerla, University of California Los Angeles
Antonio Giordano, Sbarro Institute
Annarosa Leri, Harvard Medical School
Giustina Magistretti, Executive Director ISSNAF
Annarita Migliaccio, The Mount Sinai Hospital
Roberto Peccei, University of California Los Angeles
Massimo Piattelli Palmarini, University of Arizona
Damiano Rondelli, University of Chicago
Marco Tedesco, National Science Foundation
Paolo Zuccon, MIT
 

CEREMONY CEREMONY

The Awards were presented by H.E. Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and Prof Vito Campese, ISSNAF President, during a formal ceremony on October 29th, at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC.

For the full agenda, click here

For pics of the event click here

 

PRESS RELEASE: La Lettura - Corriere della Sera 23 . 10 . 2013

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

ISSNAF encourages all Italian researchers born after April 1973 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit an abstract of their research.
Deadline: April 21, 2013 (23:59 PST)

For the call full text click here


Apply Now Applications must be presented online.

Please click on the link and follow instructions.

 

CONTACTS CONTACTS

For more information about the Awards: awards@issnaf.org

For technical issues with your application: web@issnaf.org

 

2012 Awards

2012 ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE

Jole Fiorito (Columbia University) received the 2012 ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators for the research entitled "Alzheimer’s Disease: the Discovery of a Novel Phosphodiesterase 5 Inhibitor for its cure".
 

 

Iole Fiorito had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".

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2012 PAOLA CAMPESE LAUREATE PAOLA CAMPESE AWARD LAUREATE

Alessia Baccarini (Mount Sinai School of Medicine) received the 2012 Paola Campese Award for Research on Leukemias  for the research entitled "Generation of the first microRNA sensor and decoy libraries provide broad insights into microRNA regulation and functions".

 

Alessia Baccarini had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".

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