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Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation

Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation

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In our rapidly evolving scientific landscape, the complexity of the Food and Drug Administration’s primary charge – to safeguard the health and well-being of the public through the application of scientifically sound regulatory activities – is constantly being challenged.

The CERSI program was created to provide institutions with a valued opportunity to work directly with regulators while simultaneously providing the FDA opportunities for access and exposure to advanced scientific exchange and training focused on the FDA’s priority areas.  As one of the world’s leading institutions in higher education, Johns Hopkins University is pleased to collaborate with the FDA in the development of fundamental new knowledge and tools to advance regulatory science.


We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 CERSI Writing Competition!

First place: Courtney Turiano, "Basis of Approval and Associated Development Attributes of Drugs Approved by the FDA"

Second place: Danielle Jateng, "A Cross-sectional Study of Geriatric Labeling for High Impact Medications Used by Older Americans"

Third place: Mitsi McHugh, "Clearly Misunderstood Rules of the Stem Cell Road"


Each year, we invite students to submit a manuscript on a regulatory science or food safety regulation topic of their choice. The call for submissions for the next competition will be disseminated in 2018. 

Winners will receive a cash prize for first, second, and third place, respectively. 

Entrants must be currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Regulatory Science or Masters of Science in Food Safety Regulation at Johns Hopkins University.

Click here to view our winners from previous years.


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