The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland awards preeminent physician, Dr Anthony Fauci the prestigious Stearne Medal for his outstanding contribution to public health at a special ceremony at No. 6 Kildare Street on Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

A renowned American doctor and scientist, Dr Fauci has committed four decades to combatting the threats of infectious disease. As Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1984 to 2022, his research has been instrumental in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of established and emerging diseases.

Dr. Fauci’s guidance informed the decisions of seven U.S. presidents during his career. His pioneering work in combatting the HIV/AIDS epidemic and, more recently, in navigating the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic saved millions of lives.

President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dr Diarmuid O’Shea together with Tánaiste, Micheál Martin, presented the Stearne Medal to Dr Fauci who is visiting Ireland for the first time with his wife Dr Christine Grady who has family roots in Clare and Sligo.

Tánaiste Micheál Martin joined Dr O’Shea in presenting Dr Fauci with the Stearne Medal during the event.

“It is my honour to mark Dr Fauci’s contribution to public health here at one of Ireland’s foremost scientific institutions.

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the critical role that scientific research and collaboration play in safeguarding public health and ensuring the resilience of our societies.

Dr. Fauci’s steadfast commitment to evidence-based decision had an impact far beyond the shores of the United States.

It helped guide policymakers and shape public health policy all around the globe.”

Minister Martin also celebrated the doctors in the room for their unwavering commitment during the pandemic. “The doctors in this college and many people in the room tonight provided tremendous leadership and expertise that informed the momentous Government decisions that had to be taken to save and protect lives.

DV4 provided multi-camera and audio support for this pristigious event as well as recording a short form video of the arrival and ensuing networking for RCPI social media. Please click the YouTube link to watch this short video. 


Full testimonial:

"The team at DV4 are an absolute pleasure to work with. From kick off meeting to delivery, they take the time to understand the brief and provide insights and advice to steer the project. They recently delivered a 90 second video for social media capturing the Stearne 400 dinner, an important event for the College community, where we presented the Stearne Medal to Dr Anthony Fauci. The final video was very well received, bringing the event to our wider membership of 13,000 physicians globally, and generated lots of engagement on social media."

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