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Office of Scientific Professional Development

FDA's Office of Scientific Professional Development supports a range of dynamic and innovative programs and activities targeted at FDA's scientific staff and its stakeholder community.

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Audience Participating in Scientific Professional Development Lecture

FDA's Office of Scientific Professional Development supports a range of dynamic and innovative programs and activities targeted at FDA's scientific staff and its stakeholder community. 

Within the Agency, the Office collaborates with FDA centers and offices to strengthen FDA's workforce by:

  • Managing FDA-wide training programs for students, fellows, trainees, and senior scientists

  • Facilitating FDA-wide continuing education collaborations

  • Coordinating activities to educate external scientists and potential scientists and

  • Coordinating activities to recognize the achievements of FDA scientists.

The Office of Scientific Professional Development supports 21st Century Cures Section 3071, HHS Objective 4.2, and FDA Priority IV as well as the Federal STEM Strategic Plan.

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Office of Scientific Professional Development
Leslie D. Wheelock, M.S.,RN
Director
Office of Scientific Professional Development
FDA White Oak Campus - Building 32
Silver Spring, MD 20993
Hours Available