Washington Post Profiles NIAID Director Fauci, Who Will Receive Lasker Award for Work To Fight HIV/AIDS
The Washington Post on Friday profiled Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci on Friday in New York City will receive the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation award for his work in fighting HIV/AIDS. According to the Post, a Lasker award is "one of medicine's most prestigious prizes" (Pressley Montes, Washington Post, 9/28).
Fauci will receive the award for his work with the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Fauci is credited with urging President Bush to create PEPFAR. In addition, he will be recognized for his work to address biological hazards. As part of the Lasker award, Fauci will receive $150,000 (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 9/17).
According to the Post, Fauci has "made a career of long hours, exhaustive research and helping the public understand the health dangers stalking the planet." In addition, Fauci "is leading the fight against" infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis and anthrax, while helping direct PEPFAR, the Post reports (Washington Post, 9/28).