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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.

2017 WRITING COMPETITION - Open for Submissions!

We are pleased to announce the start of the 2017 CERSI Writing Competition! We invite students to submit a manuscript on a regulatory science or food safety regulation topic of their choice. Manuscripts must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, May 7, 2017 to

Winners will receive a cash prize: $3,000 for 1st place, $2,000 for 2nd place, and $1,000 for 3rd place.  For more information, please see the Official 2017 Writing Competition Guidelines.

Click here to view our winners from previous years.

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