2020-04-08

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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Public Figure
  • Birthday:  December 24, 1940
  • Accomplishments:  Doctor, Scientist, Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Fun Faith Fact!: The New York Times called Fauci "The nation's leading expert on infectious diseases."

Anthony Fauci is a physician and immunologist from Brooklyn, New York, who has served in public health for over fifty years.  He is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and carries an extensive research portfolio of both basic and applied research. His portfolio includes preventive, diagnostic, and treatment for infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, tuberculosis, Ebola, Zika, and malaria. His career long dedication to public health has led him to advise six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other global health issues. Fauci has also developed therapies for formerly fatal disease, and was a principal architect of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the world. He holds memberships to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and many other professional societies. Fauci has received numerous awards for his continued contributions to global public health, and is now one of the leading members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, addressing the pandemic across the United States.


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