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Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., ’62

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Fauci received the Frank Annunzio Award in the Humanitarian Field in 2001. Announced by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, an independent federal government agency, the Award is presented annually to those individuals whose research has “led to creative work, process, product or other achievement that has had a significant and beneficial impact on society.”
  • Dr. Fauci has received 24 honorary doctorates for his scientific accomplishments from universities in the United States and abroad.
  • In the years between 1981 and 1994, Dr. Fauci was the fifth most cited scientist—out of more than 1 million scientists worldwide that had published during the 13-year period.
  • In 1985, the members of the Stanford University Arthritis Center Survey of the American Rheumatism Association agreed that Dr. Fauci’s work on the treatment of polyarteritis nodosa and Wegener’s granulomatosis was one of the most significant developments in patient management of rheumatology in the past 20 years.
  • In March of 2002, Dr. Fauci was presented with the $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. The annual award, made possible by a $50 million gift from a New York businessman, recognizes outstanding contributions to “improving health care and promoting biomedical research,” as well as dedication to patient care.
  • Dr. Fauci has written and edited more than 1,000 scientific publications.

“People are talking”
Here’s what some prominent individuals have had to say about Dr. Tony Fauci ’62:

  • “Tony Fauci is one of the great scientists of this world, and I treated him accordingly.”—Donna E. Shalala, secretary of Health and Human Services during the Clinton administration
  • “I’ve never seen a time when Dr. Fauci came before a committee of Congress where he has not left the panel better informed and more impressed by his credentials and his commitment to finding an end to this terrible scourge.”—U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a member of the House Appropriations Committee
  • “He’s got more history yet to make, and he will. At this point in time, I certainly think he’s the greatest science administrator, combining both scientific leadership as well as science, that I have ever seen.”—Dr. Robert Gallo, AIDS researcher and co-discoverer of HIV
  • “Tony has a great skill for taking complex medical issues and boiling them down to simple kernels of information.”—Clifford Lane, clinical director of NIAID
  • When asked who his personal heroes were at the October 1988 presidential debate, George Bush replied, “I think of Dr. Fauci. You’ve probably never heard of him. He’s a very fine researcher—a top doctor at the National Institutes of Health—working hard, doing something about research on this disease of AIDS.”

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