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Government and Academic Research Alliances

Creating Partnerships in Research

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The Office supports research alliances at the University of Rochester,
a leader and innovator in basic, translational, and clinical research and technology development.

"America's Got Regulatory Science Talent" Competition Winners Announced!

First Place: Bethany Lennox, graduate student in the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation, "Simple English Explanation Directive (SEED)".
Second Place: Kerry Donnelly and Brittany Garrison, graduate students in the Center for Medical Technology and Innovation, "3-Defining Patient Matched Implants".
Third Place: Simeon Abiola, Translational Biomedical Sciences graduate student, and Solomon Abiola, MS, Computer Science and Translational Biomedical Sciences graduate student, "Regulatory Innovation Science Expert (RISE) Initiative".
Congratulations to all!  Details about their projects are in CTSI Stories.

Congratulations also goes to Scott Steele, PhD, director of the Regulatory Science Core at the CTSI for being selected to serve on FDA's Science Board.

Advanced Certificate in Regulatory Science

The advanced certificate in Regulatory Science is a multidisciplinary, cross-departmental graduate credential administered by the Department of Public Health Sciences.  It is designed to produce highly trained professionals able to contribute to the development of new medical interventions by enhancing innovation, efficiency, and quality of the medical product development pipeline.  More information and the curriculum outline is available here.

URBEST: The University of Rochester BEST Training Program for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees
The University of Rochester (UR) has a training program sponsored by the NIH to support PhD graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their career and professional development.  The URBEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) program includes instruction in leadership and professionalism, internship opportunities and training pathways in industry, manufacturing and entrepreneurship; regulatory affairs, compliance and review; and science and technology policy. For more information, please visit: URBEST program.    

For those interested in the science and technology policy pathway, please contact Scott Steele, Ph.D. at


One of the emerging disciplines of the 21st century, Data Science is the creation and application of powerful new methods to collect, curate, analyse, and make discoveries from large-scale data.  The university has created a The Goergen Institute for Data Science to serve as a university-wide hub for data science-related research and educational programs, while further facilitating collaborations through a new state-of-the-art facility as a home for data science.

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Upcoming Events
Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Meeting
April 19-21, 2017, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
Explore the latest research, collaborate with scientific peers, educate yourself on key issues presented by plenary speakers, and innovate your research by submitting a poster abstract and gain visibility among peers and colleagues! REGISTER NOW - early registration deadline ends on 2/14/17.  Deadline to submit abstracts is 1/13/17.  More information can be found here.

FDA Grand Rounds - Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm ET
"Vaccine adjuvants: New ways to evaluate their safety and effectiveness" webcast presented by Hana Golding, PhD, Chief, FDA Lab of Retrovirus Research, FDA Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.  Registration is required.

AGRE Webinar: April 13, 2017, Time TBA
Darrin Oppenheimer, University of Southern California: Risk Management and Recall Practices in the Device Industry.

GUIRR Webinar "Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering"
Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 1:00 p.m. ET

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