(Research Group for the Prevention of Environmental Disease)
is a non-profit organisation for the research and
dissemination of knowledge regarding problems of the
prevention of environmental disease. In particular it
concentrates on primary prevention, namely trying to
tackle the causes rather than the effects.
was set up in Turin (Italy) in April 2000. Its founder and
chairman is prof.Giancarlo UGAZIO. The Research Group's main
tasks are the organisation of:
- study sessions
- theory and
- study missions
- any other
activity connected with the research and the dissemination of
knowledge in the
Who is Giancarlo Ugazio?
Ugazio has a long and distinguished career as a research
fellow and university teacher. His over 40-years experience
includes periods as a researcher and associate professor in
the USA at the School of Medicine, Pittsburgh and Case Western
Reserve University, Cleveland respectively. He is full
professor of General Pathology at the University of Turin and
is charge of the Section on Environmental Disease.
From the early
1990s prof. Ugazio has focused his efforts on the
dissemination of knowledge in the field of primary prevention,
believing that academics have obligations to the general
public rather than earning kudos by publishing in high impact
factor academic journals. His work has taken him to numerous
venues, ranging from schools to national television and local
radio stations, taking particular care to tailor his language
to his target audience.
David Milne B. A. Dip. Ed.