About the Speaker

Roger GlassRoger I. Glass, MD, PhD, was named Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research by National Institutes of Health 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 Buenos Aires in 1967, and received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1972. He joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1977 as a medical officer assigned to the Environmental Hazards Branch. He was a Scientist at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Bangladesh from 1979-1983 and returned to Sweden where he received his doctorate from the University of Goteborg. In 1984, he 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'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.

Past Speakers

"The Impact of Green Chemistry on Global Health" 
Terrence J. Collins PhD,
Director of the Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University 

"Tackling Global Health in Our Own Backyard"
Jeffrey Brenner, MD
Executive Director of the Camden Coalition

"Global Health Equity: How the Next Generation of Leaders Can Make a Difference"
Barbara Bush
CEO and Co-Founder, Global Health Corps.

"Making Healthcare as Accessible as a Coca-Cola®"
Eric Bing, MD
Senior Fellow & Director of Global Health, George W. Bush Institute, Professor of Global Health, Southern Methodist University, and author of Pharmacy on a Bicycle.

“Biopharmaceutical Industry Impact on the Developed and Developing World”
P. Roy Vagelos
Retired Chairman of the Board and CEO of Merck, and current Chairman of the Board of Regeneron

“Noncommunicable Disease: The Global Challenge”
Sir George Alleyne
Director Emeritus for the Pan American Health Organization

“Saving Children’s Lives: The Millennium Village’s Approach”
Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH
Director of Health for the Millennium Villages Project

“Reaching Out to the World: The Role of Institutional Partnerships” a lecture on the global health response to Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake
Dr. Mirta Roses Periago
Director of the Pan American Health Organization