Tues 10/03, Weds 10/04, Thurs 10/05, 2023 7:30 PT
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci
Dr. Anthony Fauci is perhaps the most recognized and influential figure in public health and policy in modern times. With a career bookended by the HIV/AIDs and COVID-19 pandemics, Dr. Fauci’s impact spanned 7 presidents, covered 50 years of public service, and touched billions of lives.
Dr. Fauci has served the country with a relentless pursuit of discovery and innovation. Serving as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for 38 years and being a public servant for more than 50 years, Dr. Fauci oversaw an extensive research portfolio devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious and immune-mediated diseases. As the key advisor to 7 Presidents and their administrations, Dr. Fauci led medical and public health preparedness and treatments against emerging infectious disease threats, including HIV/AIDS, pandemic influenza, Ebola, Zika, and COVID-19.
Throughout his career, Dr. Fauci faced his research and his critics with an unwavering devotion to the science, and a deep concern and empathy for those suffering from disease, and a human-centered pragmatism that ultimately led to extraordinary results.
Dr. Fauci was at the forefront of HIV/AIDS research efforts and is recognized for his pivotal contributions to our current understanding of the disease and the development of preventative therapies and medications. During President George W. Bush’s administration, Dr. Fauci became one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which helped save more than 25 million lives throughout the developing world.
Awarded by President George W. Bush both the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest Presidential honor bestowed to a civilian and the National Medal of Science, the highest presidential honor bestowed to American scientists and engineers, Dr. Fauci’s trust in the science approach above political party agendas was a driving force during his illustrious career. His unwavering dedication to doing what’s best for the public fueled support for his scientific and medical contributions across political party lines. Dr. Fauci has been awarded numerous additional awards for his scientific and global health accomplishments, including the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Prince Mahidol Award from Thailand, the Robert Koch Gold Medal from Germany, and the Gairdner Global Health Award from Canada.
Dr. Fauci is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and many other professional societies. He has been awarded 58 honorary doctoral degrees from U.S. and global universities, and has authored, coauthored, and edited more than 1,400 scientific publications, including major textbooks about internal medicine, infectious diseases, and autoimmune diseases.