Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD
Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support
SC CTSI Role
Dr. Pacifici directs the Regulatory Knowledge and Support (RKS) within Clinical Research Support (CRS) of SC-CTSI, dedicated to improving the quality of clinical trials conducted in academia through innovative approaches to education and training. The RKS group also provides regulatory consulting to USC investigators who are looking to translate their ideas from discovery to the clinic and beyond. Dr. Pacifici’s research interests lie where regulatory science, translational science, and implementation science converge to improve the quality of translational science in ways that would help advance biomedical innovations.
Dr. Pacifici received her BS in Biochemistry from UCLA followed by PharmD and PhD in Toxicology from University of Southern California. She conducted her graduate research in the laboratory of Dr. Alex Sevanian in the Institute for Toxicology at USC where she studied the mechanism of oxidative damage and repair in endothelial cell membrane. Before returning to USC as faculty, Dr. Pacifici worked at Amgen and gained experience in conducting clinical research with special focus on Asia Pacific and Latin America region. She initially worked in the clinical development group managing U.S. investigational sites and central laboratories and then went on to work in the Asia Pacific/ Latin America group interfacing with local clinical and regulatory staff in Japan, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Mexico. She represented regional clinical and regulatory views on therapeutic product development teams and led satellite task forces in order to align local efforts with U.S. activities. Her additional professional experiences include community pharmacy practice in various settings and clinical pharmacy practice at the Hospital of the Good Samaritan in Los Angeles. Her current focus is on developing the next generation of regulatory scientists and pharmacy professionals with the knowledge, tools, and skills to expedite the development of innovative, safe, and effective biomedical products.
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