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Student Forum with Dr. Anthony Fauci


Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Zoom webinar)

Dr. Anthony Fauci '62, the nation's most trusted expert leading the response to COVID-19, answered students' questions in a live event for Holy Cross students, faculty and staff. He addressed the trajectory of the pandemic and the best ways we can keep our communities safe and discussed his Jesuit education and how it has guided his life's work.

Dr. Fauci is director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. He oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. He is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science.

A classics major with a premedical concentration while at Holy Cross, he has often credited his professional success to the Jesuit intellectual rigor that was a core part of his education at the College, which also instilled in him a lifelong commitment to social justice, more important than ever in these currently unsettling times.

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