Fauci Receives 2020 Lienhard Award
The National Academy of Medicine has named NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci as the recipient of the 2020 Gustav O. Lienhard Award for Advancement of Health Care.
Fauci is honored for his role as a leader of federal research and policy on infectious diseases and, in particular, for his deft, scientifically grounded leadership in shaping an effective response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The award will be presented at NAM’s annual meeting, held virtually for the first time ever, on Oct. 19.
Fauci is the 35th recipient of the Lienhard Award. Given annually, the award recognizes outstanding national achievement in improving personal health care in the United States.
The Lienhard Award is funded by an endowment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Gustav O. Lienhard was chair of the foundation’s board of trustees from the organization’s establishment in 1971 to his retirement in 1986.