April 23rd 2007
On April 23, 2007, Morando Soffritti, MD was honored with the Collegium Ramazzini's third Irving J. Selikoff Award at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, USA. Dr. Soffritti was recognized for his "outstanding contributions to the identification of environmental and industrial carcinogens and his promotion of independent scientific research.” Following the presentation of the award by Collegium Ramazzini President, Philip Landrigan, MD, Msc, Dr. Soffritti delivered the Irving J. Selikoff Lecture on "The carcinogenicity of aspartame: the lessons we still must learn."
The Irving J. Selikoff Award and Lecture was instituted in 1993 by the Collegium Ramazzini, an independent, international academy founded in 1982 by Irving J. Selikoff, Cesare Maltoni and other eminent scientists. The Collegium Ramazzini is comprised of 180 members from more than 30 countries, internationally renowned experts in the fields of occupational and environmental health. The award is given periodically to a scientist or humanist whose studies and achievements have contributed to the protection of workers’ health and the environment. Funds for the award are provided by the Irving J. Selikoff Endowment of the Collegium Ramazzini. The award has been previously conferred only twice, first in 1995 to Professor Cesare Maltoni (Italy) and again in 2006 to Professor Yasunosuke Suzuki (USA).
The General Secretariat of the Collegium is located in the Castle of Bentivoglio, near Bologna.
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