MAY 19, 2021, WASHINGTON, D.C.— 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, spoke at the prestigious Villa Firenze, the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, on the occasion of a farewell party for outgoing Ambassador Armando Varricchio. Dr. Antonio Giordano met with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), the first Italian American woman to serve as speaker of the House of Representatives, from 2007 to 2011 and again from 2019 to current. Various subjects were discussed, including the pandemic, the environment, health, and the value of scientific study.
Some members of the NIAF attended the conference, including president Robert Allegrini, chairman of the board Robert Carlucci, lawyer Joseph Del Raso, and other US government officials. Pelosi and Giordano spoke on the significance of biomedical research, including attempts to find more effective treatments and perhaps a cure for cancer, as well as Pelosi's support for the NIAF's work.
Dr. Antonio Giordano is the President and Founder of the Sbarro Health Research Organization (SHRO), which conducts research to diagnose, treat and cure cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic illnesses.