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The scientific committee is the technical-advisory body, composed of doctors and researchers. It supports the board of directors to define goals and strategies and coordinate the Foundation research projects.

Every 2 years organises an international congress on neonatology where the speakers are the leading researchers from all over the world.
In a decade of activity, the results achieved by the scientific sector of the Foundation are of particular importance and an outstanding example in the Italian and global sphere.

Some of the important researches made by the Foundation’s Scientific Committee led by Dr Paolo Manzoni, currently director of neonatology and paediatrics at Biella ASL, have been published in the most prestigious international Medical Journals, with a wide impact on the Scientific Community.

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Dott. Paolo Manzoni


Doctor Paolo Manzoni graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Turin in 1989. After he specialized in Pediatrics in 1993 and he achieved a Post-Graduated Master Degree in Neonatal Infectious Diseases at the European Society of Pediatric Research – Karolinska Institute in 2004 and a Master Degree in Direction of Neonatology Complex Operating Units at SDA Bocconi – Milano, in 2006. Since 2008 Chief of Neonatology and Pediatrics ward, Director of Maternal Department at Biella ASL – Degli Infermi Hospital in Poderano.
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Dott. Daniele Farina


Doctor Daniele Farina graduated with honours in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Turin in 1978. He specialized in Pediatrics in 1981 and later he attended a postgraduate course of Neonatology at the University of Verona in 1983. Since 2004 Director of Neonatology ward of Sant’Anna Hospital and since 2013 Director of Maternity and Gynecology ward at Sant’Anna Hospital, Città della Salute e della Scienza in Turin. He is also author of more than 150 publications in national and international journals of Neonatology and Pediatrics.
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Prof. Danny Benjamin


Doctor Danny Benjamin graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Virginia. Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious disease, he completed pediatric infectious disease subspecialty training at Duke University Medical Center and received a PhD in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina. His clinical and translational research interests are in neonatal infectious disease and neonatal pharmacology. In his role as a mentor for the Clinical Research Fellowship Program, he works to recruit, develop, and retain physicians committed to the scientific investigation of medical therapies. During his tenure as an advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on improved pediatric clinical trial design, Dr. Benjamin held a joint appointment as a medical officer and special pediatric consultant providing programmatic advice on pediatric research regulation.
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Prof. David. Kaufman


Dr David Kaufman attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate education and earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He then moved to Philadelphia for a pediatrics residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After completing his training, Dr. Kaufman joined the faculty the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr David Kaufman is chief of pediatrics at Neonatology Division.