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Fogarty marks namesake's 100-year milestone

September / October 2013 | Volume 12, Issue 5

Mary Fogarty McAndrew and Fogarty Director Dr Roger Glass stand by birthday cake
Photo by Jeff Gray/Fogarty

Congressman John E. Fogarty was remembered on
the centenary of his birth, as his daughter, Mary Fogarty
McAndrew, visited the Center to help its director, Dr.
Roger I. Glass, mark the occasion.

To commemorate the birth 100 years ago of Congressman John E. Fogarty, after whom the Fogarty International Center is named, his daughter Mary Fogarty McAndrew recently paid a visit to present a series of panels on the history of her father's work.

The display was unveiled earlier this year at a celebration of the late congressman, held in his home state of Rhode Island. After Fogarty's sudden death in 1967, Congress established the John E. Fogarty International Center in memory of his tireless efforts on behalf of NIH and health needs. He helped steer a rise in the NIH budget from $37 million in 1949 to $1.24 billion in 1967.

Fogarty Director Dr. Roger I. Glass welcomed McAndrew's attendance at the Center's board meeting and noted the poster panels were welcome additions and provided a useful historical record.

McAndrew is board chair of the John E. Fogarty Foundation for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a nonprofit group that reflects her father's vision of improving the health and well-being of all.

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