February 10, 2015
University of Rochester

Want to discuss your ideas with the FDA? Join the
“America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent” Competition
University of Rochester Office of Government and Academic Research Alliances and the Clinical and
Translational Science Institute (CTSI), in collaboration with the Rochester Center of Excellence in Data Science,
University of Rochester Center for Medical Technology and Innovation (CMTI) and the University of Maryland
Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (M-CERSI)

Competition Announcement
Students at the University of Rochester are invited to participate in the 2nd annual competition! The
competition aims to promote student interest in Regulatory Science – the science of developing new tools,
standards and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality and performance of FDA-regulated products.

The competition involves each team developing and presenting a proposed solution to a current opportunity in
the area of Regulatory Science. There are numerous needs in Regulatory Science and students should consult
the FDA scientific priority areas identified in the August 2011 FDA Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science:
A team can be either an individual or up to four students, although each team member has to contribute to the
proposed solution or the presentation. The presentation must be five minutes in duration or less. It may be as
simple as a verbal description or may utilize AV materials. Creativity is strongly encouraged. Presentations
should also aim to have high regulatory impact. Each presentation will be followed by two minutes of Q&A.
Breakfast will be served to competing teams and prizes will be awarded for the top teams. The local
competition will be held at the University of Rochester campus on Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015. The winning
team(s) will travel to the DC/MD region to meet with the FDA and M-CERSI winners and present their
proposal(s). Completed Information Sheets are due to the Office of Government and Academic Research
Alliances by Friday, January 30, 2015 at 5pm.

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