Declaration by Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., as he reveals he will leave NIAID in December


From Anthony S. Fauci:

” I am revealing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergic Reaction and Transmittable Illness (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Lab of Immunoregulation, along with the position of Chief Medical Consultant to President Joe Biden. I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my profession.

It has actually been the honor of a life time to have actually led the NIAID, a remarkable organization, for a lot of years and through a lot of clinical and public health obstacles. I am really pleased with our numerous achievements. I have actually dealt with– and gained from– many gifted and devoted individuals in my own lab, at NIAID, at NIH and beyond. To them I reveal my abiding regard and thankfulness.

Over the previous 38 years as NIAID Director, I have had the huge advantage of serving under and encouraging 7 Presidents of the United States, starting with President Ronald Reagan, on recently emerging and reappearing transmittable illness hazards consisting of HIV/AIDS, West Nile infection, the anthrax attacks, pandemic influenza, different bird influenza hazards, Ebola and Zika, to name a few, and, naturally, most just recently the COVID-19 pandemic. I am especially happy to have actually functioned as the Chief Medical Consultant to President Joe Biden considering that the really first day of his administration.

While I am proceeding from my existing positions, I am not retiring. After more than 50 years of federal government service, I prepare to pursue the next stage of my profession while I still have a lot energy and enthusiasm for my field. I wish to utilize what I have actually found out as NIAID Director to continue to advance science and public health and to motivate and coach the next generation of clinical leaders as they assist prepare the world to deal with future transmittable illness hazards.

Over the coming months, I will continue to put my complete effort, enthusiasm and dedication into my existing duties, along with assistance prepare the Institute for a management shift. NIH is served by a few of the most gifted researchers worldwide, and I believe that I am leaving this operate in really capable hands.

Thanks to the power of science and financial investments in research study and development, the world has actually had the ability to battle fatal illness and conserve lives around the world. I am happy to have actually become part of this essential work and eagerly anticipate assisting to continue to do so in the future.”

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