Furio M. Pacini
Furio Pacini was born in Livorno, Italy, in August 1947. He graduated from the School of Medicine, University of Pisa, with an M.D. degree in 1973; from the Postgraduate School of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University of Pisa, with a specialty degree in 1977; and from the Postgraduate School of Andrology, University of Pisa, also with a specialty degree in 1985. He was a Medical Internist at the Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, during 1973–1977; an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, during 1977–1994; and an Associate Professor at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Postgraduate School of Endocrinology, University of Pisa, during 1994–2002. In 2002, he has been appointed as a Professor of endocrinology; Director of the Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Siena, Italy; Director of Postgraduate School of Endocrinology and Metabolism; and Vice Rector for International Relation, University of Siena. He was a Research Fellow at Thyroid Study Unit, University of Chicago, USA, during 1980–1982, and a Visiting Professor at Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France, in 1996. He received Shizumi Lecture, Osaka, in 1997; William Lees Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in October 2002; and Martin Sonenberg Visiting Professor and Light of Life Foundation Award, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, USA, in December 2003. He is a Member of the Italian Society of Endorinology; European Thyroid Association; EORTC Thyroid Study Group (Pastpresident); Americam Thyroid Association; and The Endocrine Society. He also serves as a Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, THYROID (Associate Editor), and Endocrine Related Cancer (Senior Editor). His fields of interest include thyroid diseases with special interest in thyroid cancer. He has many publications including original articles in peer-reviewed journals, with impact factor of 155, 92 congress proceedings, and 15 book chapters on the international level.
Biography Updated on 14 May 2008