Maria Giovanna Danieli

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

Maria Giovanna Danieli was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1959. She received a degree in medicine and surgery (summa cum laude) a Ph.D. degree in internal medicine from the Università degli Studi di Ancona in 1984 and in 1992, respectively. She attended as Visiting Professor the Cell Biology Department directed by Professor I.R. Cohen, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, from November, 1987 to December, 1988. From 1995 to 2006, she served as a Researcher at the Section of Clinica Medica, Polytechnic University of Marche. From November 1, 2006, she serves Associate Professor of applied medical and technical sciences, in the Section of Clinica Medica of the Medical and Surgical Sciences Department of the Polytechnic University of Marche. Her main interests are immune-mediated diseases, in particular polymyositis, dermatomyositis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and systemic lupus erythematosus. She is particularly interested in therapeutic modalities such as intravenous immunoglobulin or subcutaneous immunoglobulin as a novel application in autoimmune diseases. At present, she is actively concerned in these fields following two randomized clinical trials and producing several publications. In particular, her group was the first to publish about a series of seven patients with autoimmune myopathies treated with SCIg. Her attention is also devoted to promote patient education about chronic autoimmune diseases and their management. From November 2000, she organised and activated a clinical pathway specifically drawn for these patients requiring hospitalisation or periodic evaluation. Over years, this peculiar way of hospitalisation demonstrated its efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and cost-profit balance.

Biography Updated on 20 January 2011

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