The UCI Ayala School of Biological Sciences
Allergan Lecture Series in Modern Biology
“How Drugs are Approved: An Insider’s Look at the FDA”
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
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