|Title||Assistant Professor of Clinical|
|School||School of Pharmacy|
|Department||Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Econ. and Policy|
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles California 90089-9014
|Phone||+1 323 442 1276|
I truly believe there is a staggering amount of promising research collecting dust in universities and government labs and I am determined to change the way in which government , academia, non-profits and industry work together to make sure that these research projects do not end up on the shelf. After being on the industry side for over twenty years I accepted a position at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2008 as an adjunct professor while I completed my Doctorate. My research interests are related to developing a new model with regards to how government, universities, non-profits and industry can work together to develop new medical products and how the early introduction of regulatory/translational issues into university based research projects can increase the value for potential industry partners. The title of my Doctoral thesis was “The Role of Universities in the Commercialization of Medical Products; A Survey of Industry Views”. So my interests are both in the development of new partnering opportunities for university/government researchers and improving the way the current, and next generation of researchers address translational issues in their research projects. The reality of today’s research environment is that companies need more products to fill their pipelines and universities need new sources of money to fund their research.