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Class of 2014 Preceptors by FDA Regulatory Science Priority Areas and by FDA Product Center and Office

 

FDA’s 8 Regulatory Science Priority Areas are described in the Agency's Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science. More information on these 8 Science Priority Areas can be found on the About Science & Research section of FDA's2 Web site. 

FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services1.  FDA's organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the Agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations.  Visit the FDA Organization website for more information.


Modernize Toxicology to Enhance Product Safety

Images representing new predictive toxicology testing methods: Human on a Chip, Bioimaging in animal studies, and Mathematical Modeling

 

Stimulate Innovation in Clinical Trials and Personalized Medicine
to Improve Product Development and Patient Outcomes

Patient receiving treatment, doctor consutling staff, patient receiving infusion therapy


Support New Approaches to Improve Product Manufacturing and Quality
 

Inspectors testing new manufacturing technologies and manufacture of biological products


Ensure FDA Readiness to Evaluate Innovative Emerging Technologies 

Images representing Nanotechnology, New Diagnostics, and DNA Analysis 

 

Harness Diverse Data through Information Sciences to Improve Health Outcomes

3 Images representing DNA Cod Analysis, Stethoscope Listening to a Computer Chip, Identifying Alzheimer Disease from Data

 

 

Implement a New Prevention-Focused Food Safety System to Protect Public Health 

Images showing food inspector examining crop, food manufacturing site, and grocer holding fresh vegetables

 

 

Facilitate Development of Medical Countermeasures
to Protect National Health and Security


Medical Products in Development, Scientist Testing Product, Patient Receiving Vaccine


Alternate Preceptors 

Modernize Toxicology to Enhance Product Safety