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Allergan Lecture featuring Dr. Russell “Rusty” Katz

May 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE / Open to the public
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Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
Ayala School of Biological Sciences

The UCI Ayala School of Biological Sciences

Allergan Lecture Series in Modern Biology 

“How Drugs are Approved: An Insider’s Look at the FDA”

presented by 

Russell “Rusty” Katz, M.D.
Senior Regulatory Advisor

Thursday, May 25, 2017
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
7:00 p.m. Lecture

Reception to follow at 8:00 p.m.


The process of drug development and approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is largely mysterious and unknown, not only to the general public, but to most members of the medical profession. Dr. Russell “Rusty” Katz spent 30 years with the FDA, half of them as the director of a division responsible for the regulation and approval of drugs targeting neurological diseases. For this lecture, Dr. Katz will give an overview of the fascinating world of the FDA, from important laws and regulations governing their processes to important aspects of oversight of investigational drugs. His emphasis will be on standards for drug approval and how the FDA applies them to make decisions to approve new drugs…or not.

The event is open to the public and UCI campus community

Parking is free in the Beckman Center parking lot; no permit required

For directions to the Beckman Center, please click here