Anthony Fauci, who was previously the top public health official leading the US response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will be joining the faculty at Georgetown University, in Washington DC.
Fauci’s professorship title “recognizes extraordinary achievement in scholarship, teaching and service”, noted Georgetown in a statement.
“I am delighted to join the Georgetown family, an institution steeped in clinical and academic excellence with an emphasis on the Jesuit tradition of public service,” said Fauci in a statement.
“This is a natural extension of my scientific, clinical and public health career, which was initially grounded from my high school and college days where I was exposed to intellectual rigor, integrity and service-mindedness of Jesuit institutions.”
Fauci and his family have deep connections to Georgetown, the Washington Post reported.
Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady, is a Georgetown alumnus. The couple were also married at Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, a chapel on Georgetown’s campus. All three of Fauci’s children were born at Georgetown University hospital.
n December, Fauci, 87, stepped down as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases after serving for 38 years, to “pursue the next chapter” of his career, though not naming what that would entail.