By Kelly Brooks-Staub
Photo by Will Kirk
Associate professor Nancy Glass PhD, MPH, RN has been tapped to serve as an associate director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, the year-old center that bridges the international work of the university’s schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.
“My focus will be to support and expand Johns Hopkins Nursing’s global leadership in education, practice, and research,” says Glass. “Through this unique collaboration the School of Nursing will have a major role in the development and translation of knowledge, skills, and policies into practices that address global health issues.”
Launched last May, the Center for Global Health is working to combine and focus Johns Hopkins’ efforts against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, flu, and other worldwide threats, especially in developing countries.
Center director Thomas Quinn, MD, appointed two other associate directors: Bloomberg School epidemiologist Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH; and Robert C. Bollinger Jr., MD, MPH, who holds faculty appointments at Medicine and Public Health. All three will serve as liaisons between the center and their respective schools.
“I am very excited to have the advice and expertise of Drs. Beyrer, Bollinger, and Glass to assist with the center’s overall mission,” says Quinn. “Each has a unique set of skills and knowledge that can help the center implement research findings, educational opportunities, and health services on a larger scale to improve health wherever disparities exist.”
Nancy Glass has been selected as a 2007 member—known as “Ambassador”—in Research!America’s Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research. The Society, named for the former Congressman—a renowned advocate for health—serves the public’s interest by increasing U.S. support for global health research by engaging America’s leading scientists in effective advocacy. In her role as Ambassador, Glass will engage policy-makers, thought leaders, the media, and the public on the value and importance of global health research.