An Alabama doctor who was involved in STD research is named as the new head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Meet Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo
Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will start her role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the fall.
She succeeds Hugh Auchincloss, Jr., MD, who has been acting director of NIAID since Dr. Fauci’s departure.
“Dr. Marrazzo brings a wealth of leadership experience from leading international clinical trials and translational research, managing a complex organizational budget that includes research funding and mentoring trainees in all stages of professional development,” acting NIH Director Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak said in a statement.
“I look forward to welcoming Dr. Marrazzo to the NIH leadership team. I also want to extend my gratitude to Hugh Auchincloss, Jr., M.D., for serving as acting director of NIAID after long-time director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., stepped down in December 2022.”
Marrazzo will oversee the department’s $6.3 million budget to support research, understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. She will also monitor and respond to the outbreak of public health threats.
Marrazzo, the director of UAB’s Division of Infectious Diseases, had previously worked with the NIH as a peer reviewer and advisory committee member. She has served as a principal investigator on NIH grants since 1997 and in chair positions on the American Board of Internal Medicine Council and the ABIM Infectious Disease Specialty Board.
Marrazzo is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
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