Master’s Tea with Tony Fauci

PIERSON MASTER’S TEA
MONDAY, APRIL 20 – 1:00pm
261 Park St.


Anthony S. Fauci is a physician who has been a leader in the fight against acquired immune deficiency syndrome, commonly known as AIDS. He currently serves as the director of both the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and was previously the director of the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health.

In the 1990s AIDS crisis, the research of Dr. Fauci and his team has yielded important understandings about the evolution of the disease and the ability of HIV to hide from the body’s immune system, increasing the risk of transmittal before an infection has even been identified. He is currently at work on research into the efficacy of drug therapy for AIDS, including treatment approaches and vaccine development.

Through the years, Dr. Fauci has served as Visiting Professor at major medical centers throughout the country. He has delivered many major lectureships all over the world and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his scientific accomplishments, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, the George M. Kober Medal of the Association of American Physicians, the Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service, the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, and 34 honorary doctorate degrees from universities in the United States and abroad.

Dr. Fauci is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine (Council Member), the American Philosophical Society, and the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters, as well as a number of other professional societies including the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Association of Immunologists, and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. He serves on the editorial boards of many scientific journals; as an editor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine; and as author, coauthor, or editor of more than 1,100 scientific publications, including several textbooks.

A Washington Post article titled “The Honored Doctor” in tribute of Dr. Fauci:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/27/AR2007092701977.html

A very recent Op-Ed by Dr. Tony Fauci:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/15/AR2009041503040.html

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