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Dr. Anthony Fauci To Step Down at End of Year

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Washington – Dr. Anthony Fauci has announced that he will step down from his post of director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and as President Biden’s chief medical adviser at the end of the year.

“I am announcing today that I will be stepping down from the positions of Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden,” Fauci said in a statement Monday. “I will be leaving these positions in December of this year to pursue the next chapter of my career.”

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to have led the NIAID, an extraordinary institution, for so many years and through so many scientific and public health challenges,” Fauci said. “I am very proud of our many accomplishments.” 

Dr. Fauci has served under seven Republican and Democratic Presidents during his career, beginning with Ronald Reagan.  

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He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 under President George W. Bush.  For almost four decades, he has served as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, helping our country navigate health crises ranging from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19.  Because of Dr. Fauci’s many contributions to public health, lives here in the United States and around the world have been saved.  

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