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 Course in Drug Discovery, Drug Development, and Regulation
By enrolling in this course, participants will gain a comprehensive and rigorous overview of regulatory and scientific considerations for the medical product development, including drug discovery, drug development, and regulation. The course will be taught primarily by industry subject matter experts, and consist of lectures and interactive discussion of case studies. A Statement of Completion is offered to participants who successfully complete all coursework.
While these courses are usually held in person on the UCSF or Stanford campus, due to the pandemic the Fall 2021 course will be held virtually and consist of eleven 3-hour sessions held every Friday from October 1, 2021 through December 17, 2021 from 10 am to 1 pm Pacific time.
CERSI Diversity Scholars Program
To encourage a diverse workforce in regulatory science and promote research on issues of health equity, the UCSF-Stanford CERSI Scholars Program in Regulatory Science recognizes trainees at UCSF and Stanford University who are underrepresented minorities and encourages them to seek opportunities to participate in and advance the field of regulatory science with a $1,500 award. Applications are welcome through the due date of October 4, 2021.
CERSI/Gilead Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UCSF-Stanford CERSI manages a three-year, experiential postdoctoral training program in regulatory sciences.
UCSF/Genentech Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
UCSF-Stanford CERSI manages a two-year, experiential postdoctoral training program in regulatory sciences with an emphasis on pharmacometrics and clinical pharmacology.
UCSF/USP Quality Institute Fellowship in Quality of Medical Products
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in partnership with the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Quality Institute offers a fellowship in quality of medical products, with specific focus on the quality of excipients.
UCSF-Stanford CERSI offers short online courses focused on regulation of medical products and current issues in regulatory sciences for medical products. Due to limited resources, these courses are currently suspended.
- 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 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. Due to limited resources, this program is currently suspended.
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: