Graduate School Begins Regulatory Science Program

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The rapid expansion of the biomedical industry has created a large demand for regulatory professionals in the food, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and chemical industries.

To help meet this need, UAMS this fall began offering a Graduate School certificate program in regulatory science, with plans to expand it into a master’s degree program.

Regulatory science professionals are typically the primary communications links between companies and regulatory agencies and are responsible for keeping up with the increasing scope and complexity of regulations both in the U.S. and abroad.

“The goal is to train scientists so they can take the basic science they learned in other disciplines and apply that in the regulatory environment,” said Jay Gandy, Ph.D., program director, who is a professor and chair of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health in the College of Public Health that administers the program.

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