John E. Fogarty International Center

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John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences
Fogarty International Center US National Institutes of Health
Agency overview
Formed July 1, 1968
Headquarters Bethesda, Maryland
Employees 60
Annual budget $70 million (2010)
Agency executive
  • Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director
Parent agency National Institutes of Health

The John E. Fogarty International Center (FIC) is part of the federal government of the United States and is the only arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) whose sole mission is to support global health. It is one of the 27 component organizations of the NIH, which is in turn part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It was formally established in 1968 and is headquartered at a central campus in Bethesda, Maryland, as well as funding research around the world.[1]


On July 1, 1968 President Lyndon Johnson issued an Executive Order establishing the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences at the National Institutes of Health.[citation needed]

Dr. Roger I. Glass, M.D., Ph.D., was named the Director of the Fogarty International Center and Associate Director for International Research by NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., on March 31, 2006. He formally took office on June 11, 2006.[citation needed]


Name From To
Milo D. Leavitt, Jr. 1968 1978
Leon Jacobs 1978 1979
Edwin D. Becker (Acting) 1979 1980
Vida H. Beaven (Acting) 1980 1981
Claude Lenfant 1981 1982
Mark S. Beaubien (Acting) 1982 1984
Craig K. Wallace 1984 1987
Carl Kupfer (Acting) 1988 1988
Philip E. Schambra 1988 1998
Gerald T. Keusch 1998 2003
Sharon H. Hrynkow (Acting) 2004 2006
Roger I. Glass 2006 Present


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