Anthony Fauci to Step Down in December

Anthony Fauci announced that he plans to step down as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in December 2022.

Anthony Fauci announced on Aug. 22, 2022 that he will be stepping down as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in December 2022. In the statement, he indicated that he would also be stepping down as chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, as well as the position of Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden.

In the statement, Fauci indicated that he would not be retiring, but instead “[pursuing] the next phase of my career while I still have so much energy and passion for my field.” Fauci did not comment directly on any specific roles, but indicated that he intends to advance public health and mentor future scientific leaders.

“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,” said Fauci in the statement. “I am very proud of our many accomplishments. I have worked with — and learned from — countless talented and dedicated people in my own laboratory, at NIAID, at NIH and beyond. To them I express my abiding respect and gratitude.”

The full statement can be read on the National Institute of Health’s website here.

Source: National Institute of Health