January 6, 2012 - Dr. Roger Glass, Associate Director for International Research and Director, Fogarty International Center, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, U.S.A. has been named recipient of this year's Programme for Global Paediatric Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health.
Again this year the Award Selection Committee Members were presented with nominations of a truly outstanding group of individuals. Dr. Glass, a global leader in epidemiology, virology, advocacy and in building research capacity in developing countries, was chosen as this years recipient based on his outstanding body of work, his commitment to the health of children throughout the world, and his dedication to mentorship. Among his many contributions to global child health, Dr. Glass and his group have built a global commitment to use rotavirus vaccines. This work, alone, hasand will continue to havean enormous impact on child mortality and morbidity throughout the world.
We are honoured to have presented this award to Dr. Glass at the PGPR symposium on the global crisis of childhood diarrhea. The symposium was held on April 30, 2012, within the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Boston.
We congratulate Dr. Glass on receiving the PGPR Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health and thank all those who took the time to submit the excellent nominations we received.