Established by Research!America in July 2006, the mission of the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research
is to increase awareness of -- and make the case for greater U.S. investment in --- research to fight diseases that affect the world's poorest nations; this includes child and maternal health, chronic diseases (such as heart disease, diabetes and tobacco-related diseases), HIV/AIDS, infantile diarrhea, intestinal parasites, neglected tropical diseases (such as hookworm, lymphatic filariasis, sleeping sickness, river blindness and trachoma), malaria, malnutrition, obesity and under-nutrition.
The Rogers Society was named for the former Florida Congressman and current Research!America chair emeritus, Paul G. Rogers
, to honor his contributions to health care policy and advocacy. Rogers served as U.S. Congressman from Florida from 1955 to 1979 and as chair of the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment from 1971 to 1979.
Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research Advisory Council
The Society Advisory Council was selected and established in 2006. The Advisory Council includes three Nobel Laureates
and is chaired by John Edward Porter
, former Illinois Congressman and current Research!America board chair. The Advisory Council selects the Ambassadors from a pool of peer-nominated global health experts.
Research!America received a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
to establish the Society and provides advocacy... Read More