NIAID Director Anthony Fauci To Speak at Aspen Institute Speaker Series Program

July 31, 2008  • Institute Contributor

NIAID Director Anthony Fauci To Speak at Aspen Institute Speaker Series Program

Aspen, CO, July 31, 2008 –– In its final installment of the 2008 McCloskey Speaker Series, the Aspen Institute will feature a lecture by Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Fauci will address “The AIDS Era: A Historical Perspective.”

The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 in the Walter Paepcke Memorial Auditorium on the Institute’s Aspen Meadows campus in Aspen, CO. The series is made possible by a gift from the McCloskey Family Charitable Foundation. Tickets for the McCloskey Speaker Series will be $10 each and will go on sale starting July 30 through Aspen Show Tickets at the Wheeler Opera House. As a full-capacity audience is expected for this program, early ticket purchasing is encouraged. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the lecture.

Anthony Fauci came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a clinical associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation (LCI) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). In 1980, he was appointed Chief of the NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, a position he still holds. In 1984, Dr. Fauci became Director of NIAID, where he oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. Dr. Fauci serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services on global AIDS issues, and on initiatives to bolster medical and public health preparedness against emerging infectious disease threats such as pandemic influenza.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.aspenshowtickets.com or by calling Aspen Show tickets at the Wheeler Opera House at 970-920-5770. For more information on the Aspen Institute McCloskey Speaker Series and other events open to the public, please contact Cristal Logan at 970-544-7929 or [email protected], call the information hotline at 970-544-7970, or visit the Institute’s website at www.aspeninstitute.org/communityevents.

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