Headliners Luncheon with NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci 

Wharton Club members & their guests are invited to this Headliners Luncheon at National Press Club with Dr. Anthony Fauci to Discuss Rising Dangers of Flu, Progress on a Universal Flu Vaccine

  • This past year’s flu season killed more children than any other non-pandemic year on record, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this year. As the world marks the 100-year anniversary of the Spanish flu pandemic, which killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide in 1918, the push for the development of a universal flu vaccine capable of addressing future pandemics is gaining ground – most notably with the appropriations of an additional $40 million to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) budget for a total of $100 million to develop such a vaccine, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s announcement this past spring to award $12 million to the cause.
  • Leading the research on the development of a universal flu vaccine is Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the NIAID. With the start of the 2018-2019 flu season just a few months away, Dr. Fauci will speak about the progress made thus far, and the challenges that lay ahead as each strain grows deadlier and public trust in vaccinations wane at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, July 18.
  • Dr. Fauci began his career at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) back in 1968 in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation in NIAID, and was later appointed Chief of the Laboratory of Immunoregulation in 1980, a position he still holds to this day. Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984 and has advised five Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. Fauci was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush for his role as an architect of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has been responsible for saving millions of lives in sub-Saharan Africa. NIAID and Dr. Fauci have been front and center on many headline-making incidents including the anthrax attacks in 2001 and the most recent Ebola outbreak that included treating several persons who treated Ebola victims in Africa.


  • VIP Reception 12:00-12:30 p.m (you will be informed if your request is granted. PREFERENCE to President's Club & Lifetime Members)
  • Lunch from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: The speaker's remarks and Q&A from the audience.

Please call Alan Schlaifer at 301-365-8999 if you'd to be considered to attend the reception (if there is one) from 12:30-1:00 pm with the speaker. (He may only bring a few guests, so early sign up helps; preference for President's Club and Lifetime Members).
Where: National Press Club, Ballroom, 13th Floor, 14th & F Streets, N.W., just two blocks from Metro Center
Metro, Parking: Metro Center; several private garages within a few blocks.
Attire: Business
Reservations: $39/person for current Wharton Club members and their guests only. You must reserve in advance on our site. We have only a limited number of seats, so Members may purchase seats only for themselves and up to three guests, if desired. (Photo: on the Natl Press Club website, press.org)

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12:30PM - 2:00PM Wed 18 Jul 2018 ( Timezone: Eastern )


The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge
529 - 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Alan Schlaifer
  Wharton Club of DC
Eliot Shatzman
Chuck Genrich
Kristine Anderson
  Booz Allen Hamilton
Kevin Vigilante
  Booz Allen Hamilton
Diane Epperson
  Booz Allen Hamilton
George Plopper
  Booz Allen Hamilton
Marya Pickering
... a total of 8 guests.
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for the luncheon.