Mission Statement

The mission of the UGA College of Pharmacy International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences (IBRS) Program is to provide graduate-level distance education designed to increase knowledge and develop competencies in biomedical regulatory and clinical processes that meet government regulations and are critical in helping assure the development, manufacturing, and marketing of safe and effective medical products.

Curricular Options

The UGA IBRS Programs are academic graduate programs designed to prepare Regulatory Affairs Professionals for careers in the Medical DevicePharmaceuticalBiologics, and Animal Health business sectors. These programs are web-based and part-time programs. Coursework uses a blended instructional approach of asynchronously delivered content and interactive project work taught by subject matter experts from industry, the university, and regulatory agencies to ensure that the content is current and relevant. Classes are intended to allow individual flexibility, yet are structured to progress student learning during the semester.

RS Master of Science Degree

MS in Pharmacy with an emphasis in Regulatory Sciences Program

Program Overview

RS Certificate

Regulatory Sciences Certificate Program

Program Overview

CTM Master of Science Degree

MS in Pharmacy with an emphasis in Clinical Trials Management

Program Overview

CT Certificate

Clinical Trials Design & Management Certificate Program

CMC Certificate

Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls Certificate Program

Drug Safety Certificate

Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance Certificate Program

IBRS Course Schedule

Below is a general schedule of the courses offered each semester by the International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences (IBRS) Department.

IBRS Course Schedule

INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL BIOMEDICAL REGULATORY SCIENCES

Regulatory Sciences and Clinical Trials Programs are units within the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, under the University of Georgia Institute for International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences.

Phone: 706-542-9256
Email:  gaiibrs@uga.edu
Website:  http://gaiibrs.uga.edu

Faculty and staff

ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL

Grace Gowda, M. Pharm., Ph.D., RAC, is an associate professor in the College of Pharmacy’s extended campus in Gwinnett County. She serves as the Director of the International Biomedical Regulatory Sciences Program.

Johnna Hodges, M.Ed., M.S.,  is the Assistant Director of the program, providing educational planning support and technical assistance in the development of courses for the Regulatory Sciences Program. Her appointment is Academic Professional.

Arvinder Makkar, M.B.A., is the Program Coordinator I for the Department. She coordinates instructional and student services for both faculty and students of the Regulatory Sciences Program.

Beverly Minor is an administrative support professional.  She is responsible for student information database reports and other queries, eLC-related activities, and day-to-day administrative support.

CORE UGA FACULTY FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

Michael Bartlett, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Science Education, Research and Technology, and Graduate Coordinator, UGA College of Pharmacy

John Brennan, Ph.D., Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Seppe De Gelas, MS, Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Monica Escobar, Ph.D., RAC., Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Anna Fallon, Ph.D., RAC., Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Robert Geiger, Ph.D., Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Alexander Jacks, M.S., Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Kristen Mandello, D.V.M.,Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program, UGA College of Pharmacy

Samuel Silva, Ph.D., Faculty, Regulatory Sciences Graduate Education Program,  UGA College of Pharmacy

Randall Tackett, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy, UGA College of Pharmacy

Experts from the Biomedical industry and faculty from other units within the University System of Georgia also teach and mentor students enrolled in this program.

Contact

For more information about the IBRS program in UGA’s College of Pharmacy, contact regsciences@uga.edu.


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