Credit: Sabin Vaccine Institute

ROTA Council member Dr. Roger I. Glass received the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award at a ceremony on April 14, 2015, in Bethesda, Maryland. This award is presented annually to a distinguished member of the public health community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field.

Dr. Glass, currently director of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is one of the world’s leading experts on gastroenteritis caused by rotavirus and norovirus. He has led global research on the introduction of rotavirus vaccines, adding to the body of knowledge showing rotavirus vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to prevent rotavirus diarrhea.

Dr. Glass is also one of the pioneers of ROTAVAC®, the indigenous Indian vaccine recently introduced into India’s private market and the product of an innovative public-private partnership between the NIH and Bharat Biotech, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indian government, among others.

Other Council members to have received the Sabin Gold Medal include Dr. Mathuram Santosham and the late Dr. Ciro de Quadros.

Read more at the Sabin Vaccine Institute.