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March 22, 2004
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EMU sponsors speaker series on clinical research

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University is hosting a presentation on clinical research April 1 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 4936 W. Clark St., Superior Township. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public.

Robert Temple, director of medical policy for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will discuss "Efficiency in the Conduct of Drug Trials."

Temple, who has written about design and conduct of clinical trials, is responsible for assessing the quality of clinical trials and helping to assure human subject protection.   He will describe how new drugs and devices are developed.

The program, supported by a grant from Pfizer, Inc., should be of interest to clinical researchers, individuals in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry, and students and faculty in the basic and clinical sciences, said Stephen Sonstein, EMU coordinator, clinical research administration.

EMU's clinical research administration and the Center For The Advancement Of Clinical Research at the University of Michigan are jointly sponsoring this presentation.

For more information, e-mail Sonstein at stephen.sonstein@emich.edu or call 734.487.1238.


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