The National Minority Quality Forum announced that Anthony Fauci, MD, will receive its 2020 Bernard J. Tyson Lifetime Achievement Award, which recognizes health-care leaders who have helped to decrease health disparities and to build sustainable healthy communities. Dr. Fauci—who has served as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases under six U.S. Presidents—is being honored for his leadership and his relentless efforts to promote health care throughout the decades.
Anthony Fauci, MD
Dr. Fauci has played a prominent role in helping to protect Americans through the epidemics of AIDS, H1N1 influenza, Zika, and Ebola. Recently, he has become known as “America’s Doctor” for his work in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to advising the past six administrations, he regularly testifies before Congress, advising policymakers on the best ways to protect their constituents. He is also an educator, serving as a mentor to both researchers and resident clinicians.
Gary Puckrein, PhD
“We could not think of anyone more deserving of this honor,” said Gary Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Minority Quality Forum. “Dr. Fauci has truly been in our heads, hearts, and homes—always there to bring truth and guidance when we all felt like we are in dire straits. More than anything, I am grateful that Dr. Fauci follows the science, data, and his years of experience as a trusted physician to do what’s best for us all.”