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Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., has served as the Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research at NIH since 2006.

Articles by Dr. Roger I. Glass

Partnering with African scientists to improve global health

As we prepare to welcome attendees to Washington for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, we at Fogarty and NIH are excited to explore new collaborations that could improve health, strengthen research capacity and spur economic development across the African continent.

Together, we have made great progress over the past three decades in combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and other infectious diseases. More recently, we've begun to study how to address the rising tide of noncommunicable diseases striking Africa as its population ages. I am truly excited at the possibility that our discussions during this summit will spur more cutting-edge health innovations and fruitful partnerships.

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