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(Abstract taken from the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series Program 1988-1989).

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Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institute of Health (NIH), also serves as the Associate Director of the NIH for research on the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and as Director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Fauci received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1966. After completing an internship at Cornell Medical Center in New York City, he began his work at the NIH as a clinical associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation at the NIAID. Dr. Fauci was Deputy Clinical Director of NIAID from 1977 through 1984. In 1980, he was appointed Chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation, a position he still holds. Dr. Fauci is a member of a number of professional societies, including the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Academy of Allergy. He serves as a member on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, as associate editor of Current Therapy in Internal Medicine, as an editor of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, and as an author, co-author, or editor of more than 600 scientific publications including several textbooks.

His Work: Dr. Fauci' s research has been in the field of human immunoregulation. He has made many contributions to basic and clinical understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of diseases of the immune system. He has developed cures for previously fatal diseases such as polyarteritis nodosa, Wegener's granulomatosis, and lymphomatoid granulomatosis. Dr. Fauci has recently demonstrated the precise nature of the immune defect in AIDS, and he has been instrumental in developing strategies for the therapy and immune reconstitution of patients with this disease.


Immunobiology, AIDS

Creation Date

November 12, 1988

Current Issues and Future Directions in the Scientific Response to the AIDS Epidemic