November 14, 2012
Statement of Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
I extend my congratulations and best wishes for continued success to Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., on his new roles at Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Paris. On December 3, Dr. Nabel will become Deputy to the President for Global Research and Development, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Sanofi. He will be based in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Nabel joined NIAID in March 1999 as the director of the newly created Vaccine Research Center (VRC), providing overall direction and scientific leadership concerning the basic, clinical and translational research activities at the VRC. Additionally, he has served as chief of the VRC’s Virology Laboratory and Vector Core Section. In these capacities, Dr. Nabel has been extraordinarily productive and successful in guiding the development of novel vaccine strategies against HIV and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Specifically, under his stewardship, NIAID:
Dr. Nabel’s scientific contributions to ending some of the world’s worst infectious diseases and causes of human suffering are extraordinary. While I will continue to value his friendship, I will greatly miss his leadership and counsel here at NIAID. I know he will continue to make a significant impact in the scientific research arena, and I wish him the greatest success in this new chapter of his career.
Following Dr. Nabel’s departure, Dr. John Mascola, current Deputy Director of the VRC, will be serving as acting VRC director pending a nationwide search for a permanent replacement.
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