The College of Pharmacy’s Division of Outreach and Nontraditional Education recently received its second grant in three years from the University System of Georgia’s Intellectual Capital Partnership Program to educate professionals for the state’s bioscience industry. The new grant provides support for training managers of the clinical trial process for new biomedical products; total funding will amount to $192,670 for the next two years. The new graduate program will provide practical, real-life application for bio business. It will help professionals understand clinical trials’ progressions from product development to testing under the protection of FDA regulations.
Using ICAPP funds, the College of Pharmacy will establish a graduate-level certificate program in clinical trial management that will augment the existing graduate curricula in regulatory affairs, also supported by ICAPP funds. With credit courses offered at the Gwinnett University Center, the program will lead to a graduate certificate and can count toward admission to a master’s degree program in pharmacy with an emphasis in pharmaceutical and biomedical regulatory affairs.
Like the college’s current regulatory affairs certificate program, this new program will be offered part time, using distance learning and weekend sessions specifically geared to the needs of working adult students. The graduate certificate program can be completed in three semesters.