FREDERICK, Md.--The first-ever scholarship earmarked specifically for a graduate program at Hood College was recently funded by an association that serves as an educational resource for regulatory and other compliance information.
Beginning in fall 2010, graduate students pursuing a certificate in regulatory compliance or a master's degree in biomedical science with a concentration in regulatory compliance will be eligible to receive a scholarship supported by the Association of Medical Diagnostics Manufacturers, a nonprofit trade association whose membership includes in vitro diagnostic product manufacturers and distributors, consultants and other essential industry materials and services suppliers.
According to Allen Flora, dean of the Graduate School, the need for professionals who understand and can enforce regulations relevant to the pharmacological and biological industries has never been more crucial. He praised AMDA for recognizing this area of critical need by awarding the scholarship.
Judith Pace-Templeton, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, directs Hood's eight-course regulatory compliance program, which can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or as a concentration in the master of science in biomedical science degree program. The programs have been part of Hood's curriculum for the past 12 years.