The primary educational mission of UCSF-Stanford CERSI is to prepare a new generation of regulatory scientists by providing a range of opportunities and experiences to broaden their knowledge about tools, methods, and standards to support regulatory science and medical product development. We work toward this mission by providing foundational knowledge in regulatory sciences, supporting experiential training in mission-driven research, and through educational outreach.
CERSI Immersion Program
By enrolling in this program, participants will gain a comprehensive and rigorous overview of regulatory and scientific considerations for the medical product development. Intensive one-day courses are taught by industry subject matter experts in Winter and Spring quarters.
Participants engage in group discussions and networking activities. A Statement of Completion is offered to participants who complete all coursework. Limited enrollment, by application only.
UCSF-Stanford CERSI offers short online courses focused on regulation of medical products and current issues in regulatory sciences for medical products.
- Introduction to pharmacogenomics
- Mobile Health: Industry Overview and the Evolving Regulatory Framework
PSPG/CERSI Seminar Series
UCSF-Stanford CERSI, in partnership with UCSF PSPG program, hosts bi-weekly seminars in pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacogenomics and regulatory science by visiting lecturers, faculty members, and advanced graduate students.
UCSF-Stanford CERSI YouTube Channel
UCSF-Stanford CERSI is committed to developing an open-access library of video lectures and seminars in regulatory science:
- UCSF-Stanford CERSI Education YouTube Channel: Regulatory Science eLearning
- UCSF-Stanford CERSI Seminars YouTube Channel: Innovation and Excellence in Regulatory Science
CERSI Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UCSF-Stanford CERSI offers an experiential postdoctoral training in regulatory sciences. Information and application details
CERSI Scholars Program
UCSF-Stanford CERSI recognizes trainees at UCSF and Stanford University who are pursuing training in regulatory sciences with a $5,000 award. Information and application details
CERSI Internship Program
The goal of the internships is to provide hands-on experience with practical problems faced by regulatory agencies in developing and approving therapeutic products. FDA internships (in planning) will allow trainees to see how safety reports are used for quantitative predictions of risk and to understand and participate in the drafting of FDA guidance related to drug safety and other issues. Internships will provide an expanded view of the FDA that is inaccessible to academics.
UCSF programs and courses
The center builds on the already UCSF-prominent programs in translational and regulatory science —providing a foundation of integrated knowledge in science-based medical product development and regulation ranging from pre-clinical through post-marketing issues in regulatory science:
- UCSF/Berkeley Master of Translational Medicine Program (MTM)
- UCSF American Course on Drug Development and Regulatory Sciences (ACDRS)
- UCSF Pharmacokinetics for Pharmaceutical Scientists (PK Course)