On Friday, January 29, Dr. Anthony Fauci joined Steve Scott of the New York Press Club and WCBS Newsradio 880 in a conversation about his work on the corona virus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2020 is an estimated $5.9 billion.
Dr. Fauci has advised six presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.
In a 2020 analysis of Google Scholar citations, Dr. Fauci ranked as the 32nd most-cited living researcher. According to the Web of Science, Dr. Fauci ranked 7th out of more than 1.8 million authors in the field of immunology by total citation count between 1980 and January 2020.
Steve Scott is a morning news anchor with WCBS Newsradio 880. After beginning his career in his home state of California, he moved to Chicago in 1986 where he spent the next 20 years before moving to New York. Notably, Scott served as news director and morning anchor at WLS-AM for 13 years.
Career highlights at WCBS include reporting on the aftermath of 9/11 from Ground Zero, interviewing Fidel Castro in Havana, covering the Kosovo war from an aircraft carrier in the Adriatic Sea, and being in the anchor chair when the Eliot Spitzer and “Miracle on the Hudson” stories broke.