Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Federal Bureaucracy

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 talked about the role of the NIAID and how the institute works with other parts of the US government and organizations like the World Health Organization.

Description

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 talked about the role of the NIAID and how the institute works with other parts of the US government and organizations like the World Health Organization.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • According to Dr. Fauci, why is it important for the public to have clear information about emerging infectious diseases?
  • Describe how the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fits into the larger federal bureaucracy of the executive branch.
  • What are the responsibilities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases?
  • What is an infectious disease? What are examples of this?
  • How does the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases work with other agencies and departments in the federal government?
  • How is the World Health Organization (WHO) similar to CDC?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Aids
    • Autoimmune
    • Bureaucracy
    • Centers For Disease Control And Prevention
    • Department Of Health And Human Services
    • Ebola
    • Food And Drug Administration
    • Hiv
    • Influenza
    • Microbe
    • National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases
    • National Institutes Of Health
    • Pandemic

    Topics

    Bureaucracy & RegulationHealth

    Grades

    Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity