Washington, D.C. — In a recent announcement, a research scientist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, has been appointed as the new director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Marrazzo will be taking over from the renowned Dr. Anthony Fauci, who retired in December after an illustrious five-decade career.
Dr. Marrazzo’s expertise lies in the field of sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection prevention. She currently serves as the director of the medical school’s division of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama.
As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Marrazzo will be responsible for overseeing the agency’s $6.3 billion budget, as well as leading its research efforts and coordinating responses to infectious disease outbreaks.
This appointment, made by Lawrence Tabak, the acting director for the National Institutes of Health, marks a significant milestone in the field of infectious diseases. Dr. Marrazzo’s extensive experience and dedication to public health make her well-suited for this important role.
We look forward to Dr. Marrazzo’s tenure as she continues to navigate and address the ongoing challenges posed by infectious diseases.