The G-DEFINER Principal Investigator, Rosalba Miceli, is the Gender Medicine referent at the Italian Ministry of Health for the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori of Milan. She has participated to the preparation of a scientific report describing the available evidence on the correlation between SARS-CoV-2 infection and gender in different areas of investigation (updated at June 2020). Her contribution, in particular, was in the field of oncology.
The Italian Ministry of Health has promoting the national technical-scientific table of regional experts in Gender Medicine and the referents for Gender Medicine of the network of Institutes of Hospitalization and Scientific Care (IRCCS). The Ministry of Health aim was to provide a coordinated direction for the dissemination of Gender Medicine through training and indication of health practices (in research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment) taking into account the differences deriving from gender, in order to guarantee the quality and appropriateness of the services provided by the National Health Service in a homogeneous way throughout Italy.