University of the Sciences will play host to a delegation representing the China State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, from 2-4 p.m. in Wilson Hall. The delegation is being hosted in the United States by the Drug Information Association (DIA) and Novartis.
During the visit, which will include a campus tour, the delegation will meet with Interim President Marvin Samson, other senior University leadership, and the deans from each of the University’s five colleges.
“We are very happy to welcome the SFDA delegation group led by Dr. Youchun Wang, Deputy Director-General of the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC) of the SFDA, along with the rest of the delegation to USciences,” said Samson. “As the oldest pharmacy school in North America, this is a great opportunity to establish a relationship with the next generation of Chinese leaders who are responsible for formulating policies and programs in China related to drugs and food safety.”
The delegates are directors and associate directors of SFDA offices from 14 different provinces/cities within China. These senior SFDA officials largely focus on drug registrations, pre and post-market drug regulation, and research.
After participating in a 10-day educational training program at Yale University on drug regulations, the delegation is touring pharmaceutical industry related institutions such as USciences, Novartis, FDA New Jersey District Office, DIA, and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).
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