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  • Dr Roger Glass (Speaker)

    Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass Biography Dr. Glass was named Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research byNIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., on March 31, 2006. Dr. Glass graduated from Harvard College in 1967, received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of BuenosAires in 1967, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of PublicHealth in 1972. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1977 as a medical offi cer assigned to theEnvironmental Hazards Branch. He was a Scientist at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research inBangladesh (icddr,b) from 1979-1983 and returned to Sweden where he received his doctorate from the University ofGoteborg. In 1984, he joined the National Institutes of Health Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, where he worked onthe molecular biology of rotavirus. In 1986, Dr. Glass returned to the CDC to become Chief of the Viral GastroenteritisUnit at the National Center for Infectious Diseases. Dr. Glass's research interests are in the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses through theapplication of novel scientifi c research. He has maintained fi eld studies in India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel,Russia, Vietnam, China and elsewhere. His research has been targeted toward epidemiologic studies to anticipate theintroduction of rotavirus vaccines. He is fl uent and often lectures in fi ve languages. Dr. Glass has received numerous awards including the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Lifetime Scientifi c AchievementAward presented by the CDC in recognition of his 30-year career of scientifi c research application and leadership, theDr. Charles Merieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases for his work on rotavirus vaccines inthe developing world. Dr. Glass is also the recipient of the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award, Georgetown University'sCura Personalis Award, Research!America's Geoffrey Beene Builders of Science Award, Rice University's Rice 360Ëš Institute for Global Health Award, andthe Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine ofthe U.S. National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Glass has co-authored more than 600 research papers and chapters. He is married to Barbara Stoll, M.D., the H. Wayne Hightower Distinguished Professor in the Medical Sciences and former Dean of the University of theTexas Medical School at Houston, and the father of three children: Nina, Michael and Andy Glass.