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Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or

MEDIA ADVISORY EVENT ANTHONY S. FAUCI, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID), to Address Public Policy Forum

SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: Thursday, May 13, 2010
Noon to 2 p.m.

WHERE: The United Stated Capitol
The Rayburn House Office Building, Room B340
Washington, DC

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will serve as the keynote speaker at a National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Frank J. Guarini Public Policy Forum on Thursday, May 13, 2010.

During the luncheon, Dr. Fauci will discuss “Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Perpetual Challenge to Global Health.”

NIAF’s leadership including Salvatore M. Salibello, executive vice president, and Dr. John P. Rosa, a board member, will be joined by Representatives Pat Tiberi and Bill Pascrell, co-chairmen of the Italian American Congressional Delegation of the 111th United States Congress, Italian-American business executives, government officials, opinion leaders and other Washington notables at the luncheon.

Dr. Fauci was appointed director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infections diseases including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. Dr. Fauci serves as one of the key advisors to the White House and Department of Health and Human Services on global AIDS issues, and on initiatives to bolster medial and public health preparedness against emerging infections disease threats such as pandemic influenza.

NIAF in a nonpartisan, non-profit organization that works closely in Washington, D.C. with the Italian American Congressional Delegation and The White House as a national voice of the Italian American community that promotes stronger economic, social and cultural relations between Italy and the United States. Our cornerstone programs include scholarships for young people and grants to support educational and cultural activities at many colleges and universities.

Media Contacts: Elissa Ruffino, 202/939-3106, or Natasha Borato,202/939-3116,

NIAF is an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian, not-for profit foundation dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Remarks made during NIAF Public Policy Lectures represent the view of the speaker and are not endorsed by The Foundation. To learn more about the Foundation’s programs, visit

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