Brandi, Maria Luisa Full Professor of Endocrinology, University of Florence, Medical School, Florence, Italy
Education/Training Positions: MD, University of Florence, Florence, Italy, 1977; School of Specialization in Endocrinology, University of Florence Hospital, 1977-1980; National Institutes of Health (NIH) Visiting Scientist in Metabolic Diseases, Metabolic Diseases Branch, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 1984-1990; Ph.D. in Cell Biology, University of Rome, 1988; Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Endocrinology, University of Florence, 1990-to present; Director, Regional Center on Hereditary Endocrine Tumors, University Hospital of Florence, 1998-to present; Director Clinical Unit on Metabolic Bone Disorders, University Hospital of Florence, 2007-to present; Delegate, Italy/USA Academic Interactions, Florence University, 2000-2003; Director of the University Master on Metabolic Bone Disease: From the Gene to the Cure, University of Florence, 2004-to present; Scientific Director, DeGene Spin-off, University of Florence, 2005-2009; President, Fondazione Italiana Ricerca sulle Malattie dell’Osso (F.I.R.M.O.), 2006 – to present; Consultant for the Tuscany Region on Osteoporosis, 2008 – to present; Member of the Commission for Osteoporosis of the Italian Ministry of Health, 2009 – 2011; Scientific Attaché for the City of Florence 2015 – to present; Delegate of the Rector of the University of Florence for Health Education in the City of Florence, 2016 – to present; Member Steering Committee of the European Reference Centers Network on Rare Bone Diseases, 2016 to present.
Honors and Awards: Roussel Italia Award, 1988; The European Foundation Award, 1989; Schering Award, Italian Endocrine Society, 1990; The Sandoz Foundation for Gerontological Research Award, 1991; Helena Rubinstein Award “Women in Science”, 1998; Italian Endocrine Society Senior Award, 2003; AILA Award, 2004, Pierre Delmas IOF/ESCEO Prize 2013; Top Italian Scientist, 2016, “Pinocchio di Carlo Lorenzoni” Prize, 2016.
Editorial Duties Publications: Editorial Boards: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 1990-1994; Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism, 1990-1998; Calcified Tissue International, 2013-to present; Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, 2002–to present; Endocrinology, 2004-2007; 2000 Medicine, 2004-to present. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2008-2012; 2016-to the present World Journal of Clinical Cases. Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Cases in Bone and Mineral Metabolism 2004–to present. Publications: over 700 papers in peerly reviewed journals and 250 chapters and books.
Professional Societies: Membership: ASBMR; American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists; Endocrine Society; International Bone and Mineral Society; Italian Society of Endocrinology; Italian Society of Internal Medicine; International Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Committee; Member, Education Committee, ASBMR, 2004-2007; Member, Scientific Committee, International Osteoporosis Foundation, 2004-to present; Past President, S.I.O.M.M.M.S. (Italian Society of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases), 2005-2007;President, F.I.R.M.O. Foundation, 2006- to present ; Member, ASBMR Board, 2006-2009; Scientific Committee Member of O.N.Da 2007-to present; General Secretary of E.S.C.E.O., 2008-to present; Executive Director OrtoMed Society, 2010-to present; Member Board International Osteoporosis Foundation,2016 – to present.
Current Research: Genetics and Clinics of Osteoporosis; Pathogenesis of Parathyroid Disorders; Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia; Genetics of Paget’s Disease of Bone; Bone Cell Biology; Epidemiology of Osteoporosis; Bone Inherited Disorders.
No profit Experience: President and Founds Raiser for Fondazione Italiana Ricerca sulle Malattie dell’Osso (F.I.R.M.O. Foundation), 2006 – to present (see website: www.fondazionefirmo.com).