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    MAY 4, 2006
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FDA Alumni Assn. awards scholarship to School of Pharmacy

The Food and Drug Administration’s Alumni Association has endowed a scholarship for students in Temple University School of Pharmacy’s graduate program in quality assurance/regulatory affairs.

The FDA Alumni Association established the endowment to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Pure Food and Drug Act, which led to the creation of the FDA, and to encourage academic training in regulatory and quality issues.

Designed for pharmaceutical professionals, the School of Pharmacy’s innovative QA/RA degree provides training in the latest pharmaceutical quality issues, regulatory requirements, scientific concepts and research techniques. Classes are taught by experts from the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA.

The school was the first to create a master’s program in quality assurance in 1968, adding regulatory affairs in the 1990s and creating the first academic certificate programs in drug development, clinical trial management and medical device regulation.

Since 2000, the school also has worked closely with the FDA in sponsoring an annual conference, “FDA and Industry in Dialogue”.

For more information on the QA/RA program, visit www.temple.edu/pharmacy_QARA.

Pharmacy School, FDA partner for industry conference
The School of Pharmacy recently held its sixth Food and Drug Administration industry conference in Philadelphia: “Creating New Knowledge: FDA and Industry in Dialogue.”

Steven K. Galson, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, delivered the keynote address.

The conference focuses on current issues concerning quality assurance and regulatory practices in the development of drugs.