South Florida PBS' Fauci: The Virus Hunter Wins 2021 Sharecare Award
MIAMI, Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- South Florida PBS is proud to be recognized by Sharecare, leading digital health company, as the winner of the 2021 Sharecare Award in the Disruptors in Healthcare category for its entry Fauci: The Virus Hunter. The Sharecare Awards, in association with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter (NY NATAS), honors excellence in documentaries, series, shorts, web/online programming related to health and well-being.
The one-hour documentary, Fauci: The Virus Hunter, is a South Florida PBS' Health Channel original production in partnership with The Associated Press and the Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN). The documentary provides an in-depth look at Dr. Anthony Stephen Fauci's life and career, from the groundbreaking clinical investigator whose work in vasculitis remains the standard of care to becoming director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and "America's Doctor," with two major health crises bookending his career, AIDS and COVID-19.
"It is an honor for South Florida PBS to receive the 2021 Sharecare award for Fauci: The Virus Hunter, which SFPBS' Health Channel was able to bring to fruition thanks to our Board and strong partnerships such as the ones with The Associated Press and HITN. It is gratifying to have our work recognized by such an important organization," stated Dolores Sukhdeo, President and CEO for South Florida PBS.
"The Associated Press and AP Productions are honored to have joined together with South Florida PBS and HITN to tell this impactful story. To be recognized by NY NATAS for strength in storytelling and production furthers the mission of AP and our partners", commented Michael Fabiano, AP Vice President and General Manager for Americas Media, as well as head of AP Productions.
"Dr. Fauci's story will greatly inspire young people interested in pursuing careers in science to make a difference in people's lives. HITN is committed to promoting stories like Dr. Fauci's among Hispanic families to encourage and empower the next generations", said Guillermo Sierra, HITN's Head of Television and Digital Services.
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