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Dr Anthony Fauci receives $1M Israeli award

Scientist awarded prestigious Dan David Prize as committee recognises his 'exceptional contribution' on everything from HIV research to the Covid-19 response

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony S. Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing.  In the background are 
President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence,  (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/ Wikipedia/Source	White House Coronavirus Update Briefing
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Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony S. Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing. In the background are President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/ Wikipedia/Source White House Coronavirus Update Briefing Author The White House from Washington, DC/ )

Dr Anthony Fauci, the scientist who has become the public face of America’s battle against the pandemic, has won a $1million Israeli prize.

He was named the winner of the prestigious Dan David Prize, which has its headquarters at Tel Aviv University. The annual award recognises the outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations across the globe, that expand knowledge of the past, enrich present society and work to improve the world’s future.

The prize awards three gifts of $1 million, shared among the winners of each category. This makes the Dan David Prize one of the highest-valued awards internationally.

The prize committee commended Dr. Fauci for “his exceptional contribution to HIV research, for being the architect of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, saving millions of lives in the developing world; for his leadership in heading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and in particular for fighting for the recognition of novel approaches such as mRNA vaccines now being given to millions worldwide; and for courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis.”

Alongside Dr Fauci, who won the prize in the field of Public Health (in the present category), other distinguished experts have also been named winners. This year’s laureates include health and medicine historians Prof. Alison Bashford, Prof. Katharine Park, and Prof. Keith Wailoo in the field of History of Health and Medicine (Past category); and the pioneers of an anti-cancer immunotherapy, Prof. Zelig Eshhar, Prof. Carl June, and Dr. Steven Rosenberg in the field of Molecular Medicine (Future category).

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