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Dr. Roger I. Glass Named Director of Fogarty International Center

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Elias A. Zerhouni, MD, recently named Dr. Roger I. Glass the new director of the Fogarty International Center (FIC) and associate director of the NIH for international programs. The FIC works to reduce disparities in global health through the promotion and support of scientific research and training on an international level. Additionally, the FIC serves as a leader in the formulation and implementation of biomedical research and policy. Dr. Glass said that he is deeply honored by his appointment as the new leader of the FIC, where he will oversee an annual budget of more than $60 million. Dr. Glass described the FIC as especially significant owing to the role of the Center in establishing and developing programs to identify and meet emerging global health challenges. Director Zerhouni said that Dr. Glass's expertise will help advance the FIC's “quest to eliminate health disparities worldwide.” Dr. Glass currently serves as the chief of the Viral Gastroenteritis Section at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, and in the same year, he received a Fullbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires. In 1972, Dr. Glass earned his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. After receiving his doctorate from the University of Göteborg, Sweden, in 1983, Dr. Glass joined the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases at the NIH. He joined the CDC in 1986 as chief of the Viral Gastroenteritis Unit at the National Center for Infectious Diseases. His research interests include the biology and prevention of gastroenteritis. Dr. Glass has conducted field studies in numerous locations, including India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, and China, and has received multiple awards in recognition …

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