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NIAID Reveals Former Director Fauci’s Official Portrait

Fauci stands next to a framed painting of himself that shows him holding a stethoscope, in front of book case, with his lab coat hanging on a coat rack.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, in 2-D and 3-D, at the recent debut of his official portrait

The official portrait of Dr. Anthony Fauci, former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), was revealed recently in a brief ceremony at NIAID’s Fishers Lane Bldg. in Rockville, Md. 

Fauci’s NIH career began in 1968, when he joined NIAID’s Laboratory of Clinical Investigation as a clinical associate. He served as NIAID director from 1984 to 2022 and the chief medical advisor to the president from 2021 to 2022. 

In 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Fauci the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, for his work on the AIDS relief program PEPFAR. 

As a national icon during the Covid-19 pandemic, Fauci has been the subject of numerous artworks in a variety of media. The official likeness was painted in oil on canvas by portrait artist Jon Friedman, who has captured the images of several other former NIH’ers, including Dr. Harold Varmus, former NIH director and former director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI); Dr. Carl Kupfer, former director of the National Eye Institute (NEI); and Dr. Maxine Singer, president of the Carnegie Institute of Washington and former researcher at NCI and the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (now NIAMS). 

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