What: The Italian Cultural and Community Center (ICCC) "Reaching Our Vision" gala and casino night.
Where: The Westin Houston, Memorial City.
The 411: The spotlight was on Italian and Italian-American leaders in the medical field when ICCC presented the annual Italian Flame Awards at the sold-out black-tie gala. Doctors and researchers from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UTHealth-Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Houston Methodist Research Institute and other organizations as well as doctors in private practice were applauded for distinguished careers. Joining forces as gala committee co-chairs were John Marion Carrabba and Margaret Bannon.
“As a native Italian and director of programs and marketing of this organization," noted Tiziana Triolo in a statement, "I’m very proud to see so many Italian-Americans and Italians who have, through the years, produced such distinguished results in the medical, research and scientific field both in Italy and in the United States."
Who: Award recipients were Dr. Nicola Abate, Dr. Davide Cattano, Dr. Luca Cicalese, Dr. Philip L. Cimo, Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, Dr. Andrea Duchini, Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli, Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Dr. Frank Gusemano, Dr. Stephen Incavo, Dr. Anthony Lucci, Dr. Maria Adelaide Micci, Dr. Christopher Patronella, Dr. Mark Provenzano, Dr. Cristiana Rastellini, Dr. Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, Dr. Giulio Taglialatela, Dr. Elizabeth La Torre Travis, Dr. Fabio Triolo, Dr. Peter T. Triolo Jr. and Dr. Daria Zorzi.