A virtual Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science will be established as a result of a memorandum of understanding signed by the Food and Drug Administration's National Center for Toxicological Research and the state of Arkansas.
FDA, Ark. plan virtual center for excellence
The memorandum sets the framework for joint research, educational training, collaborations and outreach in support of the FDA's mission to protect and promote public health, and was signed as part of a 40th anniversary celebration for the National Center for Toxicological Research at its Jefferson (Ark.) Laboratories, according to a news release from the FDA and Arkansas.
“This MOU is an important part of modernizing the FDA through the leveraging of intellectual, human and financial resources to better protect and promote public health,” said FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg, in the release. Hamburg signed the memorandum along with Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and NCTR Director William Slikker.
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