The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) has announced that they will award Dr. Anthony Fauci, a physician, immunologist, and infectious disease expert, with the 2024 Inamori Ethics Prize.
The Inamori Ethics Prize is an international award presented by the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. The Prize has been awarded since 2008 to honor outstanding international ethical leaders whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind. The Center was established with an endowment from the Inamori Foundation and conducts educational and research activities with the goal of promoting ethical leadership throughout the world.
In announcing the news, Dr. Eric W. Kaler, Case Western Reserve President said, “As a scientist, research leader and public health advisor, his contributions to scientific discovery have truly improved lives. His leadership through one of the most challenging times in history—the COVID-19 pandemic—serves as a model for us all.”
The Inamori Ethics Prize ceremony and symposium for Dr. Fauci will be held on campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 19, 2024.
Profile of Anthony Dr. Fauci (Reference: announcement by Case Western Reserve University )
Soon after completing his internal medicine residency, Dr. Fauci joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1968 as a clinical associate. He went on to become a section head and a lab chief before being appointed NIAID director in 1984.
He continued to serve as NIAID director for nearly 40 years until his retirement from NIAID at the end of 2022. During his tenure, he led pivotal research for diseases such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, swine flu, MERS, Ebola, tuberculosis, malaria, Zika and COVID-19.
He was at the forefront of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, advising the federal government on best public health practices to slow the spread of the virus. He advocated for international scientific collaboration to achieve effective medical solutions and endorsed the development of a universal coronavirus vaccine that could be used to prevent future pandemics. He also served as an advocate for scientific reasoning and science itself to help combat rampant and dangerous misinformation.
He currently serves as Distinguished University Professor in the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine. He holds an additional appointment in the university’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
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