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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

Research is essential to improving health in Africa

Research is a key driver of innovation in the health sciences, and it can spur global collaborations, build substantial financial support, empower scientific leadership and promote economic development. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to discuss these issues during the first-ever U.S.-Africa summit held this summer in Washington, D.C.

I'm encouraged by the attention many of the African leaders devote to growing the biomedical research enterprise in their countries and by the generous support some provide to strengthen medical education and research training. It was gratifying to hear more about the wonderful progress being made at the recent annual network meeting of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI).

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