Professor Charles Anthony Dinarello

Professor Charles Dinarello has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Aarhus University. Seventy-two-year-old Charles Dinarello is professor of medicine and immunology at the Colorado School of Medicine and professor of experimental medicine at Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Dinarello is an expert on a group of proteins known as inflammatory cytokines which play a role in autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Since the mid-80s, when he performed groundbreaking work on the cytokine IL-1, his work has helped patients who suffer from autoinflammatory diseases such as arthritis. 

The Institute for Scientific Information listed 72-year-old Dinarello as the world’s fourth most-cited scientists from 1983 to 2002. His over 1000 articles and 250 book chapters on cytokines have been cited no less than 83,670 times. His impressive career has led many to name him as a possible candidate for the Nobel Prize.

Dinarello has received countless honorary degrees and awards for his research from professional associations and universities all over the world. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Marseille (France), the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), the University of Frankfurt (Germany), Roosevelt University (USA), Albany Medical College (USA), Radboud University (Netherlands), and Trinity College (Ireland), and now Aarhus University. Dinarello has collaborated with the Department of Infectious Diseases at Aarhus University Hospital since 2010.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE (highlights)

Uddannelse   

                       MD Yale University School of Medicine, USA

1965                AB (magna cum laude), Boston University, USA

                       

Positions

2015              Distinguished University Professor, University of Colorado, USA

2010-present  Professor of Experimental Medicine, Radboud University, The Netherlands

1996-present  Professor of Medicine and Immunology, University of Colorado, USA

1987-1996      Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, USA

1982-1984      Visiting Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

1982-1986      Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA

1977-1982      Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA

1975-1977      Senior Investigator, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,

                      National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

1974-1975      Chief Resident, Children's Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

1971-1974      Clinical Associate, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of

                      Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

1970-1971      Assistant Resident, Children's Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

1969-1970      Intern, Children's Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

 

Publications

Number of publications: 1025, including 739 original articles.

H-index: 147

 

Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, University of Marseille, France, 1997

Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 2005

Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, 2006

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Roosevelt University, Chicago, USA, 2011

Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa, Albany Medical College, Albany, USA, 2011

Doctor of Philosophy, honoris causa, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2011

Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2011

Doctor of Medicine, honoris causa, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 2014

 

Editorial Boards (past and present)

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Lymphokine and Cytokine Research

Journal of Immunology

Biotherapy (North American editor)

Journal of Immunological Methods

Journal of Infectious Diseases

Cytokine

International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology

European Cytokine Network

Critical Care Medicine

Infection and Immunity

Journal of Endotoxin Research

Frontiers in Immunology (chief editor, section on inflammation)

Molecular Medicine

 

Field:
Immunology – inflammatory cytokines, specifically Interleukin 1 (IL-1).