Remembering Professor Gaetano “Nino” Salvatore – Prof. Maurizio Bifulco

DOI 10.1007/s12020-017-1376-4

Remembering Professor Gaetano “Nino” Salvatore

Maurizio Bifulco1

Received: 21 June 2017 / Accepted: 12 July 2017
© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017

The 20 anniversary of the death of Professor Gaetano Salvatore
on June 25 of this year is the right occasion to
remember such an eminent scientist. “Nino”, the nickname
used by all his friends and colleagues, has been an unforgotten
and unforgettable academic and scientist, one of the
most influential voice of European biomedical culture and
science, especially in the endocrinology field, for at least
three decades. He was the model of absolute commitment
and abnegation to scientific research in the medical field,
becoming a distinguished international scientist thanks to
his work among Naples in Italy and Bethesda in the United
States. His multifaceted, volcanic, and charismatic personality
characterized an outstanding career: Full Professor at
the very young age of 33, Dean of the Medical School at the
University Federico II of Naples, President of the ‘Stazione
Zoologica’ in Naples, head of the Centre of Experimental
Endocrinology and Oncology of the National Research
Council (CNR), national member of the prestigious ‘Accademia
dei Lincei’, Fogarty Scholarship in Residence at the
National Institute of Health in Bethesda are only few of its
numerous achievements [1]. Everything at the Medical […]