WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases and the nation’s government's top infectious disease expert, announced his plan to retire from government service at the end of the year to “pursue the next chapter,” U.S. Senator Jack Reed issued the following statement:

“Dr. Fauci is a remarkable public servant who dedicated his life’s work to improving public health.  He’s been a steady, trusted voice of medical science and fact-based reason. 

“Dr. Fauci’s keen intellect and calm, even-keeled bedside manner took him to the top and made him a key medical advisor to seven U.S. presidents.  His research has helped save millions of lives.  And he served on the frontlines personally caring for Ebola patients.

“I congratulate Dr. Fauci on a job well done, wish him well in his future endeavors, and hope he’ll come visit Rhode Island, where he is greatly respected, admired, and always welcome.”

In May, Senator Reed, who serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-H), introduced Dr. Fauci as the commencement speaker for the Roger Williams University class of 2022.