Chicago is an exciting and vibrant city and its architecture is a symbol of artistic achievements honored by the entire world.
Consul General of Italy Alessandro Motta was incredibly kind and provided me with a warm Italian welcome to the city of Chicago. A tour, a meeting with Prof. Damiano Rondelli of University of Illinois and a pasta lunch would soon follow
University of Illinois, Medical Center
With the Consul General by the front entrance of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. Joe Di Maggio's statue is across the street.
The Medical Center at the University of Illinois
Prof. Damiano Rondelli with Elisa Bonetti (exchange student) and Annie Oh (fellow) in the Hematology Research Department. Prof. Rondelli is driving cutting-edge research in the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/departments___programs/departments/Medicine/hemonc/BMT/protocols/.