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)
MD Yale University School of Medicine, USA
1965 AB (magna cum laude), Boston University, USA
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
Number of publications: 1025, including 739 original articles.
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
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)
Immunology – inflammatory cytokines, specifically Interleukin 1 (IL-1).