UAB doctor named Fauci’s successor

Jeanne Marrazzo will direct the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will succeed Dr. Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

She’ll begin her new role in the fall.

“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,” said Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, acting director for the National Institutes for Health. “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 NIAID’s $6.3 billion budget, supporting research to advance the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of infectious, immunologic and allergic diseases.

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