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Sulmona Native Annalisa Di Ruscio Receives Award

Consul General of Italy Nicola De Santis, Dr. Annalisa Di Ruscio, Rosetta Romagnoli.

The Federazione Associazioni Abruzzesi-U.S.A held its 23rd anniversary Medaglia d’Oro event on Oct. 11 at Filippo Ristorante in the North End. Celebrating the best and brightest individuals with Abruzzese origins, this year’s gold medal award went to researcher Annalisa Di Ruscio, a native of Sulmona, L’Aquila. A doctor specialized in hematology, Di Ruscio moved to Boston in 2007 to pursue her passion for research and obtain a doctorate degree at the Daniel G. Tenen Laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After seven years of hard work, her Harvard-affiliated lab has discovered a molecular “switch” that activates anti-tumoral genes. The ...

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