Event at Georgetown: Global Health in the 21st Century: A Perspective from the Fogarty International Center, NIH”

Georgetown University is hosting a seminar on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by Dr. Roger Glass, Director of the Fogarty International Center (FIC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD.  

Dr. Glass will deliver a  talk entitled Global Health in the 21st Century: A Perspective from the Fogarty International Center, NIH” at 10:00am in Warwick Evans Conference Room, Bldg D, Medical Center, Georgetown University.


Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Buenos Aires in 1967, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1977 as a medical officer assigned to the Environmental Hazards Branch. He received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg, Sweden in 1984, and joined the National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, where he worked on the molecular biology of rotavirus. In 1986, Dr. Glass returned to the CDC to become Chief of the Viral Gastroenteritis Unit at the National Center for Infectious Diseases. Dr. Glass became the Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research, NIH on June 11, 2006.

Dr. Glass’s research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through the application of novel scientific research. He has maintained field studies in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, China and elsewhere. His research has been targeted toward epidemiologic studies to anticipate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines. He is fluent and often lectures in 5 languages. He has co-authored more than 400 research papers and chapters.

Dr. Glass has received numerous awards including the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award presented by the CDC in recognition of his 30-year career of scientific research application and leadership, and the Dr. Charles Merieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases for his work on rotavirus vaccines in the developing world.

A word from Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD -Executive Vice President for Health Sciences, Executive Dean, School of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center:

Global health is a major challenge of our time, and a mission focus for Georgetown University.  Our mutual interest in this area and opportunities that FIC provides are vitally important to our faculty, staff and students. I encourage you to join us for Dr. Glass’s seminar and learn more about his vision and priorities at FIC