Anthony Fauci to Become Professor at Georgetown University Medical School – Georgetown University in Washington, DC, has announced that Anthony Fauci, who previously served as the leading public health official overseeing the US response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be joining their faculty. In a statement released on Monday, university officials revealed that Fauci will take on the role of a “distinguished university professor” at the School of Medicine and McCourt School of Public Policy.
Fauci’s professorship title “recognizes extraordinary achievement in scholarship, teaching and service”, noted Georgetown in a statement. “I am delighted to join the Georgetown family, an institution steeped in clinical and academic excellence with an emphasis on the Jesuit tradition of public service,” said Fauci in a statement.
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“This is a natural extension of my scientific, clinical and public health career, which was initially grounded from my high school and college days where I was exposed to intellectual rigor, integrity and service-mindedness of Jesuit institutions.” According to a report from the Washington Post, it is noted that Fauci and his family have strong ties to Georgetown.
Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, is an alumna of Georgetown University. Additionally, the couple exchanged their vows at the Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, located on Georgetown’s campus. It is also worth mentioning that all three of Fauci’s children were born at Georgetown University Hospital. In December, Fauci, 87, stepped down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after serving for 38 years, to “pursue the next chapter” of his career, though not naming what that would entail.
Fauci can be considered one of the foremost authorities in the United States when it comes to infectious diseases, making him a highly regarded expert in the field. Throughout his career, he has served as an advisor to seven presidents, offering invaluable guidance on various infectious disease outbreaks that have occurred in the country. Some notable examples include his involvement in combating the Ebola virus and his contributions to addressing the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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In recognition of his unwavering dedication and proactive initiatives to improve the well-being and longevity of others during the HIV/AIDS crisis, Fauci was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008. This prestigious award acknowledged his relentless efforts and commitment to ensuring that individuals could lead healthier and longer lives.