OVERVIEW: The Regulatory Science Research Team is a student-initiated, student driven organization housed in the D.K. Kim International Center for Regulatory Science. The Research Team is funded by SC CTSI, the USC Undergraduate Research Associates Program, and individual fellowships. Research in regulatory science continues to foster innovation in regulatory policies and practice, shapes the development and improvement of regulations and guidance regarding drugs, biologics, medical devices, combination products, and dietary supplements at local, federal, and international levels.
GOALS: Our mission is to provide cross-training for talented undergraduate and graduate students to drive the ongoing initiative in promoting efficient, safe, compliant, and high-quality clinical and nonclinical studies that aid the commercialization of regulated products.
CURRENT STATUS: In 2020, of the 19 published posters from the Moving Targets conference sponsored by USC and pharmaceutical industries, 11 posters were from students of the Regulatory Science Research Team. Some topics of particular highlight include: Masters in Regulatory Science student Annie Ly, who is researching current impact of FDA policies on pediatric clinical trial enrollment where improper dosage and labeling of medication remains a serious challenge; Bachelors in Pharmacology and Drug Development and Masters of Regulatory Science student Christian Reyes is researching on effective dissemination of clinical trial results plain language summaries to study subjects in improving comprehension of trial results; Doctor of Pharmacy student Karen Chan is researching the utilization of wearable technologies and trends in mobile health in current clinical research of neurologic conditions.