In January 2023, Davide Liborio Vetrano joined the NEAR Central Operational Group as a Scientific Promoter. We asked him a few questions to get to know Davide better.
You are now a NEAR team member. Tell us who are you?
I am originally from Italy. I have an MD degree and a geriatric medicine specialization from the Catholic University of Rome. My research interests include the understanding of the risk profile, longitudinal development, and impact on the quality of life of two major geriatric syndromes; multimorbidity and frailty. I am currently an associate professor in geriatrics at the Aging Research Center at Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. I lead a group of Ph.D. students and postdoc researchers who work on several projects, of which I am the principal investigator (PI).
What will you do at NEAR?
As a scientific promoter, I will work to increase NEAR’s visibility in the scientific arena. I will do this through the organization of focused symposiums at several pertinent international conferences etc. I will also help to increase and maintain collaboration between NEAR and several national and international potential partners, from both academia and the private sector.
What did you do before coming here?
Before starting my collaboration with NEAR, I worked for several years as a researcher, first as a postdoc, then as an assistant professor at the Aging Research Center. I was and am currently involved in several international projects focused on the identification of clinically relevant models to measure multimorbidity and frailty in older people. My ultimate goal has always been to improve older people’s risk stratification to provide better, effective, and sustainable care.
What do you do when you get home? In your spare time?
In my spare time, I mostly spend time with my family, engaging in outdoor activities, baking pizza, and watching movies. In the remaining time – during the night – I play guitar and paint.
Motto: Live when everyone else sleeps
Once again, we are very happy to welcome Davide to our NEAR team. We are convinced that he will contribute knowledge and scientific promotion to NEAR’s development.
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