Angela M. Abbatecola, MD, Ph.D., has served as a contract researcher in the Scientific Direction at the Italian National Research Center on Aging (INRCA) in Ancona, Italy since 2009. She studied chemistry and obtained her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York in 1994 (summa cum laude). She then went on to earn her medical degree in 2001, followed by her Ph.D. in 2009 at the Second University of Naples in Naples, Italy—achieving the highest honor of recognition (summa cum laude) for both. Dr. Abbatecola is currently a member of two Italian committees in Rome focused on study protocols for older people in Italy—Geriatric Working Group at the AgenziaItalianadel Farmaco (AIFA) and the Scientific Board of the SocietàItaliana Geriatri Ospedalieri (SIGOS). Dr. Abbatecola has authored more than 35 original papers, reviews, editorials, and chapters in diverse medical books. Her published work addresses many issues regarding the aging process and the difficulties often encountered when treating elderly patients. She continues to investigate ways to identify biomarkers for frailty syndrome, cognitive decline and sarcopenia.