The CMNS was founded in 1987 as a consortium between the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and the Chieti Province authority, later joined by the Abruzzo Region authority. Scientific activities operatively began on September 1st 1987. Since then CMNS has given a significant contribution to the advancement of research aimed at the prevention and cure of human diseases. Based on a core of senior staff of around 80 scientists, the CMNS is also dedicated to training of predoctoral and postdoctoral fellows, including an International PhD Programme.
Research at the CMNS covers three main areas of interest:
- Basic morpho-functional and molecular studies of the organisation of the cell, as applied to the treatment of human disease.
- Clinical epidemiology, as applied to cardiovascular diseases, oncology, cognitive and behavioural disturbances of old age, and health services.
- Analytical methodologies for comprehensive environmental monitoring.
CMNS provides a favourable and productive environment to its staff, students, and visiting scientists for the development of a critical mass for scientific research. Scientists are supported by Core Facilities that provide centralized expertise and state-of the-art technologies for several activities. The Institute also offers a PhD programme in Biomedical science and medicine in cooperation with the British Open University.
There are currently 14 PhD students at CMNS and many more have successfully completed their post-graduate studies. The PhD programme has enhanced the International atmosphere and outreach of the CMNS through the recruitment of talented and promising students also from abroad and by promoting interactions and collaboration with international research groups.