La Sapienza Pays Tribute to Fernando Aiuti
La Sapienza pays tribute to Fernando Aiuti, pioneered in the fight against AIDS, professor emeritus of Sapienza, and brilliant immunologist who dedicated his life to science and sick people.
Born in Urbino in 1935, he graduated at the Sapienza in Medicine and Surgery. From 1980 to 2007 he was full professor of Internal Medicine, director and lecturer of the Post-graduate School of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, coordinator of the PhD program in Sciences of Immunological Therapies at Sapienza.
Fernando Aiuti has made original contributions to the diagnosis and treatment of primary immunodeficiency diseases, infectious, autoimmune, rheumatic, allergic, lymphoproliferative, ophthalmic, neurological, gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases and from various rare diseases. His research has also been directed to the identification of immunological methods to evaluate the immune system in normal and pathological conditions.
"An internationally recognized Master of Clinical Immunology, founder of the National Association for the fight against AIDS, has disappeared - recalls the rector Eugenio Gaudio - he leaves behind a great scientific and human heritage, though. We are all debtors, to the contribution given to the developement of the research, and to have faced with determination a disease considered incurable and stigmatized on a social level, paving the way to fully effective care for patients ".