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Congressman Fogarty's legacy celebrated

September - October, 2008  |  Volume 7, Issue 5

As part of its 40th anniversary commemoration, the Center celebrated its close ties to Rhode Island--birthplace of its namesake--with a recent grant announcement at Brown University.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., with arms open wide, describes Fogarty's influence to the audience.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., describes the wide bow ties that
personified the Center’s namesake, the late Rep. John E. Fogarty.

Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., paid tribute to the late Rep. John E. Fogarty, calling him "an extraordinary public servant" who understood the role of public health, at home and across the globe. He said it is symbolic that Fogarty, a bricklayer, was the real craftsman who laid the foundation for NIH as chairman of the appropriations subcommittee for health.

"Of course his edifice, the NIH--and the Fogarty Center for 40 years--has been a remarkable beacon of hope, progress and enlightenment throughout the world," Reed noted.

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass used the occasion to recognize Brown for its strong history in global health and to announce it will receive one of the Center's 12 new Framework grants to further develop its programs.

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