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Anthony S. Fauci awarded Lasker Award for Public Service
Date:9/18/2007

need them most, Dr. Fauci notes in an invited commentary in the journal Nature Medicine, available online at www.nature.com/nm, beginning Sept. 17, 2007.

Biographical information

Dr. Fauci received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College and then completed an internship and residency at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He came to NIH in 1968 as a clinical associate in the NIAID Laboratory of Clinical Investigation. In 1974, he became head of the laboratorys Clinical Physiology Section, and in 1980 was appointed chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation (http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/labs/aboutlabs/lir/default.htm), a position he still holds. In 1984, he was named NIAID director.

Dr. Fauci, a pioneer in the field of human immunoregulation, has received acclaim for developing effective therapies for the formerly fatal rheumatological diseases polyarteritis nodosa and

Wegeners granulomatosis. With the recognition of AIDS 26 years ago, he switched his laboratorys focus to the new disease, and subsequently has made numerous significant contributions to the understanding of AIDS pathogenesis. A ScienceWatch survey indicated that Dr. Fauci was the 13th most-cited scientist in the world in the 20-year period from 1983 to 2002 (http://www.sciencewatch.com/sept-oct2003/sw_sept-oct2003_page2.htm), and he was the worlds 10th most-cited HIV/AIDS researcher from 1996 to 2006 (http://www.esi-topics.com/hiv-aids/interviews/AnthonyFauci.html).

The recipient of 32 honorary doctorates, 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
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NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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