John Edward Fogarty International Center
Agency overview
FormedJuly 1, 1968
HeadquartersBethesda, Maryland
Parent agencyNational Institutes of Health

The John E. Fogarty International Center was founded in 1968 by US President Lyndon Johnson at the National Institutes of Health to support international medical and behavioral research and to train international researchers.[citation needed]


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 (NIH) in order to support international medical and behavioral research and to train international researchers.[1] In March 2017, the Trump Administration proposed cuts to the NIH budget, including elimination of the Fogarty Center, saving $69 million.[2]

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Congressional appropriations to the FIC[3][4]
Fiscal years 1980–2019


Past directors from 1968 - present[5]

Portrait Director Took office Left office
Milo D. Leavitt, Jr. June 16, 1968 July 1978
Leon Jacobs July 1, 1978 June 29, 1979
Edwin D. Becker (acting) July 1979 April 1980
Vida H. Beaven (acting) April 1980 January 1981
Claude Lenfant February 1981 July 1982
Mark S. Beaubien (acting) July 1, 1982 January 1984
Craig K. Wallace January 1984 December 1987
Carl Kupfer (acting) January 1, 1988 July 1988
Philip E. Schambra August 1998 September 30, 1998
Gerald T. Keusch October 1, 1998 December 31, 2003
Sharon H. Hrynkow (acting) January 1, 2004 May 2006
Roger I. Glass June 11, 2006 Present


Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from John E. Fogarty International Center. United States Department of Health and Human Services.

  1. ^ "Fogarty International Center". Archived from the original on 12 September 2007. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  2. ^ Donald G. McNeil Jr. Trump Plan Eliminates a Global Sentinel Against Disease, Experts Warn New York Times, 17 March 2017, retrieved 12 July 2018
  3. ^ "Appropriations (Section 2)". National Institutes of Health (NIH). 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "NIH — Office of Budget" (PDF).
  5. ^ "FIC Directors".

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