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Summer 2017



NIAID director since 1984, Dr. Fauci oversees an extensive port-

folio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat

established and emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola and

Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-

related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma, and


Dr. Fauci discussed the dynamic nature of medicine and the bio-

logical sciences.

“You will have one foot in the past as you take gigantic leaps

into the future. You will bear witness to a constant and at times

seemingly overwhelming evolution of scientific and technologic

advances,” he said. “You will feel both exhilarated and intimidated.

The evolution in medicine and biological sciences will be beyond

your control, but you will be part of it, hanging on seemingly for dear

life to keep up with it. Rest assured that being bored will not be a

problem for you.

“For in the field of medicine and the biological sciences, we are all

perpetual students. We may graduate from whatever institution of

learning that we attend, but that is not the endgame. The scope of

what we have learned and what we still need to learn is like a giant

mosaic, and this mosaic of our knowledge and experiences is eter-

nally unfinished, as well it should be.

“You will leave here today as professionals in a most noble field.

You have been privileged, and with this privilege comes responsibili-

ties. May you carry these responsibilities with pride and conviction

and I strongly hope that you will experience great joy and satisfaction

in our shared profession,” he concluded.

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Stanley L. Robbins Award for

Excellence in Teaching

R. Jarrett Rushmore III, PhD

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Leonard Tow Humanism in

Medicine Award

Edward B. Feinberg, MD, MPH


Committee on Faculty Affairs

Educator of the Year Awards

Educator of the Year in Pre-

clinical Medical Sciences

Elizabeth Whitney, PhD

Anatomy & Neurobiology

Educator of the Year Clinical


Boston Medical Center

Jessica Levi, MD

Otolaryngology-Head & Neck


Kaiser Permanente, California

Janna Doherty, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Educator of the Year in

Graduate Medical Sciences

Doctoral Degree Program

Christopher Gabel, PhD

Physiology & Biophysics

Master’s Degree Program

Aaron Young, PhD

Physiology & Biophysics

Laurie Craigen, PhD