Fauci among Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards honorees. Check out the full list

The Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards will host its ninth annual ceremony this fall, and some familiar names are on the list to receive honors.

Dr. Anthony Fauci will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Muhammad Ali Center for his work related to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as his role as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, according to a release from the organization. He's one of nine individuals or groups set to be honored at a Ali Center's annual ceremony in November.

Fauci has been with the Institute since 1984 and has worked directly with an array of infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and the Ebola and Zika viruses, in addition to his work during the coronavirus pandemic. He is currently the chief medical advisor for President Joe Biden and has served in that capacity for seven other presidents, though he's set to step down in December.

JCPS news:Panel votes to keep 'Gender Queer' on library shelves

Other honorees include World Central Kitchen, which earned the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award for its disaster relief work in Western Kentucky after tornados devastated the area last December as well as recent flooding that wiped out communities in Eastern Kentucky. Both disasters left dozens dead.

The "Kentucky Humanitarian Award" will go to Alice Houston, a businesswoman and philanthropist who the Center said has been "making a difference in the Louisville community for decades." Houston was also named in Louisville Business First's "Power 50" earlier this year.

Six other honorees will be recognized at the Nov. 5 ceremony, with awards given to those who embody Muhammad Ali’s Six core principles: confidence, conviction, dedication, giving, respect and spirituality. Those honorees include:

  • Confidence Award winner Gitanjali Rao, a 17-year-old from Louisville who was named Time Magazine's Kid of the Year for "inventions help to detect lead content in water, provide early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction, and counter cyberbullying."

  • Conviction Award winner Lefteris Arapakis from Greece for his work fighting pollution in the Mediterranean Sea. Arapakis also heads up an organization, Enaleia, that teaches fisher people how to clean plastic out of the sea.

  • Dedication Award winner Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria, who has helped give 200 children access to education via the Gharsah School in Lebanon.

  • Giving Award winner Liam Elkind, a Yale student who cofounded Invisible Hands during the COVID-19 pandemic to help ensure at-risk community members have access to food and medical supplies.

  • Respect Award winner Malcom Brogdon, the former NBA Rookie of the year, for his work in Tanzania with the Brogdon Family Foundation, which helps people access clean water and quality education.

  • Spirituality Award winner Lual Mayen from South Sudan for working for refugee and migrant rights. He also founded Junub Games, an organization that teaches the "importance of peace through video games."

Here's what to know:On Election Day, you'll decide whether to ban abortion in Kentucky

Michelle Miller, co-host of CBS Saturday Morning, will host the event. The Ali Center also plans to "involve the larger Louisville community" by holding public events on the days leading up to the awards, called "Days of Greatness."

Contact reporter Rae Johnson at RNJohnson@gannett.com. Follow them on Twitter at @RaeJ_33.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Fauci, Brogdon on Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards 2022 honoree list