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Medical researcher , Neuropharmacologist

Maria Nicolodi, Italian neuropharmacologist, medical researcher. Research grantee Glaxo Solvay-Pharma and Florence University, 1994, National Council Research, Rome, 1995 recipient International Greppi Junior prize, 1990, Senior prize, 1995, Migraine Trust prize, 2006.


Nicolodi, Maria was born on June 2, 1955 in Florence, Italy. Daughter of Beniamino and Giovanna (Zicari) Nicolodi.


Bachelor in Medicine, University Florence, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, University Florence, 1992. Specialist in neurology, University Pavia, Italy, 1994.


Assistant professor University Catania, Italy, 1997-1999. Fellow University Florence, 1990-1993. International consultant Medical Institute Treatment of Pain, Santiago, Chile, since 1997.

General secretary Interuniv. Center Neurochemistry and Clinical Pharmacology of Primary Headaches, Italy. Assistant researcher University Florence, since 1999.

Assistant professor University Siena, Italy, since 2000. President Foundation Prevention Primary Pain, since 2003. Head physician Center Pain Medicine Villanova Hospital, Oncologic Center, Florence, 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 290 articles to professional journals. Editor 2 Congress Proceedings books. Inventor in fields of therapy for chronic headache, primary fibromyalgia and prevention of primary pain in children.

      Patentee in field. Referee Journal International Headache Society, since 1993, Journal American Association Headache, Science Cooperator Italian Society Study of Headache.


Member International Headache Society, International Club Functional Organic and Non-Organic Nociceptive Diseases (founder, member scientific board 1991), Foundation Prevention and Therapy of Primary Pain and Headache (president), World Neurological Federation.


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, painting.


Beniamino Nicolodi

Giovanna (Zicari) Nicolodi