Webinar: "Bridging Italy and the U.S.A. in the fight against Covid-19"

The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence would like to share this webinar organized by The Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C., in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) on an online scientific conversation: “Bridging Italy and the USA in the fight against COVID-19”.

The event was opened by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, H.E. Armando Varricchio, and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House and Acting Director of the NSF, Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier.

During the event, three outstanding Italian scientists working in leading American institutions and collaborating with Italian colleagues in the fight against COVID-19 exchanged their experiences and opinions.


  • Cristina Cassetti, PhD Deputy Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), NIH (National Institutes of Health).
  • Guido Silvestri, MD Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Comparative Pathology Professor & Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine. Chief, Division of Microbiology & Immunology, Yerkes National Primate Research Center.
  • Pier Paolo Pandolfi, MD, PhD Scientific Director VIMM (Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine), Padova, Italy. Director Cancer Institute, DRI (Desert Research Institute), Renown Health, Nevada System of Higher Education.

Moderated by:Stefania Spatti, US correspondent, Class CNBC.

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