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Dedication to science pays off

Professor Frances Richmond has been recognized for global efforts in regulatory science education. (Photo/Lee Salem)

Frances Richmond, director of the Regulatory Science program at the USC School of Pharmacy, has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Regulatory Affairs presented by The Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs (TOPRA), a global organization based in London.

The award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of regulatory education and training.

Richmond has developed academic programs in the field of regulatory science for more than 20 years. In 2001, she launched the MS in Regulatory Science at the School of Pharmacy, and in 2008, she founded the world’s first doctorate program in regulatory science.

TOPRA includes members from 40 countries who are actively involved in delivering the services needed by regulatory specialists. Members are drawn from industry, the regulatory agencies and the consultancy community; they work in all sectors, including medical technologies, biotech, borderline products and pharmaceuticals.

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