The School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the launch of its Campaign for Scholarships and Fellowships for Underrepresented Minorities in Regulatory Science.
The goal of this campaign is to secure funding for scholarships and fellowships for underrepresented minorities enrolled in the MS in Regulatory Science program at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in order to create opportunities and amplify needed minority voices in this field. Regulatory science is the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products. The School of Pharmacy launched a MS in Regulatory Science program in 2013. The strength of the MS program is its science-driven approach to drug and biologic product development and regulation.
Why Is Diversity in Regulatory Science Needed?
Diversity in biomedical sciences is critical, especially in the field of regulatory science, which impacts medication development. By strengthening, supporting, and encouraging underrepresented minority voices in regulatory science, we can better address disparities in health care.
What Makes our Program Uniquely Positioned?
The strength of our MS in Regulatory Science program is its science-driven approach to drug and biologic product development and regulation. The program is internationally recognized and is further strengthened by the University of Maryland’s Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI), the oldest FDA-funded academic center for regulatory science, whose success has led to several more centers at other universities.
Designed for high-performing working professionals, the MS in Regulatory Science program is a part-time, online two-year program. Student retention is over 95 percent. Through the program, students have access to a Regulatory Science Advisory Panel for career advice. Although exclusively online, the vast majority of students elect to visit campus for extracurricular events, such as student/alumni events, industry and FDA field trips, and graduation.
$3 million dollars in funding will need to be raised in order to provide 100 full-tuition scholarships to students enrolled the MS in Regulatory Science program over the next 10 years.
It will take an additional investment of $1.7 million dollars in order to fund and train an additional 10 underrepresented minorities as regulatory science fellows in interventional clinical research over the next 10 years.
Contact Greer Griffith, director of alumni relations and annual giving, to learn how you can support the campaign today.