Roger I. Glass Award for Excellence in Global Health Research

The Roger I. Glass Award for Excellence in Global Health Research honors Dr. Glass for his outstanding contributions to global health and research and for his commitment to training the next generation of researchers in global health. Dr. Glass has led a decorated career as the longest serving director of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and associate director for global health at NIH. Notably, he served for 30 years as a medical epidemiologist and virologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where he trained more than 60 Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers and postdocs, setting them on a path to work on significant global public health issues. He has always believed that training young investigators with research and leadership skills could provide them a strong background in science to solve some of today’s most compelling global health problems. 

The Emerging and Established Researcher Awards will be given annually to honor a career dedicated to global health research and capacity building, underscoring Dr. Roger I. Glass’ fundamental belief in the value of global health partnerships to support innovations that will improve the health and well-being of persons throughout the world. The early career Emerging Researcher Award will honor novel contributions by a CDC permanent full-time employee who has or will lead to a significant improvement in global health outcomes. The Established Researcher Award will recognize an outstanding leader in global health, whose research and its implementation through programs has saved lives and improved the health and well-being of people living in low -and middle -income countries.  

Program Description: To honor Dr. Roger Glass for his commitment to global health research and capacity building. Awards will be presented annually to recognize two individuals for their outstanding contributions to research for improving the health and well-being of persons throughout the world and especially those living in low- and middle-income countries.
Funding Partners:
  • Dr. Gail H. Cassell
  • Ralph H. Cassell
  • Dr. Cynthia H. Cassell
Program Partners:
  • CDC's Office of Science
Program Location:
  • United States of America