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Frances J. Richmond, PhD

Title(s)Chair of the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences and Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences
SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
Phone+1 323 442 3531
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    Dr. Frances Richmond was educated as a neurophysiologist (BNSc, MSc, PhD) at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario). She completed post-doctoral studies at the Université de Montreal and the National Institutes of Health before joining the faculty of Queen's University, where she served as Associate Dean of Life Sciences (1986-1989). She also served as a policy advisor for scientific labor needs at Industry Canada (1990-1992) and as a clinical scientist at the Alfred E. Mann Foundation, an early stage device development group (1994-1995). She was the first female to be appointed Director of a research consortium funded by Canada's Medical Research Council (1995-2000).

    Dr. Richmond joined the faculty of USC in 1999 as Director of Regulatory and Clinical Sciences at the Alfred E. Mann Institute where she served for 8 years. Her work there included seven projects in the field of product development which have advanced through the clinical trial stage. Though focused mostly on the BION, an implantable wireless microstimulator, she was also involved in research on other implantables, sensors and prosthetic limbs. Dr. Richmond is or has been a member of three large research consortia (NIH Engineering Research partnership, NIH Bioengineering Research partnership, Clinical and Translational Science Institute). She directs the Regulatory Knowledge and Support group of the CSTI for the Los Angeles Basin.

    Since 1999 Dr. Richmond was a part-time faculty member of the School of Pharmacy, and transitioned to a full-time position in 2008. Dr Richmond is currently Director of the International Center for Regulatory Science, that provides certificate, MS and doctoral training in the regulatory management of foods, dietary supplements, medical devices and drugs. A major focus of the International Center is on global outreach and research related to regulation in emerging economies.

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    1. Elser C, Richmond FJ. Validation Master Plans: Progress of Implementation in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2018 Jan 01; 2168479018784910. PMID: 29969918.
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    2. Fisher LM, Martinez AS, Richmond FJ, Krieger MD, Wilkinson EP, Eisenberg LS. Assessing the Benefit-Risk Profile for Pediatric Implantable Auditory Prostheses. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2018 Sep; 52(5):669-679. PMID: 29714549.
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    3. Medina C, Richmond FJ. Incentivizing Quality in the Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals: Industry Views on Quality Metrics and Ratings. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2015 Sep; 49(5):730-738. PMID: 30227034.
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    4. Storm NE, Richmond FJ. Global Regulatory Dissonance: A Case Study of Industry Views on the Development of Drugs for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2015 Mar; 49(2):269-278. PMID: 30222422.
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    5. Pfeiffer JP, Richmond FJ. Management of Clinical Trial Agreements: Current Practices of Investigators in the United States. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2015 Jan; 49(1):139-145. PMID: 30222447.
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    6. Jamieson MW, Richmond FJ. The Role of Universities in the Commercialization of Medical Products: A Survey of Industry Views. Ther Innov Regul Sci. 2014 May; 48(3):347-356. PMID: 30235543.
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    7. Liao KC, Hogen-Esch T, Richmond FJ, Marcu L, Clifton W, Loeb GE. Percutaneous fiber-optic sensor for chronic glucose monitoring in vivo. Biosens Bioelectron. 2008 May 15; 23(10):1458-65. PMID: 18304798.
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    8. Loeb GE, Richmond FJ, Baker LL. The BION devices: injectable interfaces with peripheral nerves and muscles. Neurosurg Focus. 2006 May 15; 20(5):E2. PMID: 16711659.
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    9. Weber DJ, Stein RB, Chan KM, Loeb G, Richmond F, Rolf R, James K, Chong SL. BIONic WalkAide for correcting foot drop. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2005 Jun; 13(2):242-6. PMID: 16003906.
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    10. Weber DJ, Stein RB, Chan KM, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ, Rolf R, James K, Chong SL, Thompson AK, Misiaszek J. Functional electrical stimulation using microstimulators to correct foot drop: a case study. Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2004 Aug-Sep; 82(8-9):784-92. PMID: 15523536.
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    11. Salter AC, Bagg SD, Creasy JL, Romano C, Romano D, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. First Clinical Experience with BION Implants for Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2004 Jan; 7(1):38-47. PMID: 22151125.
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    12. Loeb GE, Richmond FJ, Singh J, Peck RA, Tan W, Zou Q, Sachs N. RF-powered BIONs for stimulation and sensing. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2004; 6:4182-5. PMID: 17271225.
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    13. Weber DJ, Stein RB, Chan KM, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ, Rolf R, James K, Chong SL. BIONic WalkAide for correcting foot drop. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2004; 6:4189-92. PMID: 17271227.
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    14. Dupont Salter AC, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Prevention of muscle disuse atrophy by low-frequency electrical stimulation in rats. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2003 Sep; 11(3):218-26. PMID: 14518784.
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    15. Dupont Salter AC, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Effects of muscle immobilization at different lengths on tetrodotoxin-induced disuse atrophy. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2003 Sep; 11(3):209-17. PMID: 14518783.
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    16. May PJ, Warren S, Chen B, Richmond FJ, Olivier E. Midbrain reticular formation circuitry subserving gaze in the cat. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2002 Apr; 956:405-8. PMID: 11960826.
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    17. Singh K, Melis EH, Richmond FJ, Scott SH. Morphometry of Macaca mulatta forelimb. II. Fiber-type composition in shoulder and elbow muscles. J Morphol. 2002 Mar; 251(3):323-32. PMID: 11835368.
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    18. Richmond FJ, Singh K, Corneil BD. Neck muscles in the rhesus monkey. I. Muscle morphometry and histochemistry. J Neurophysiol. 2001 Oct; 86(4):1717-28. PMID: 11600634.
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    19. Corneil BD, Olivier E, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE, Munoz DP. Neck muscles in the rhesus monkey. II. Electromyographic patterns of activation underlying postures and movements. J Neurophysiol. 2001 Oct; 86(4):1729-49. PMID: 11600635.
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    20. Dupont AC, Sauerbrei EE, Fenton PV, Shragge PC, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ. Real-time sonography to estimate muscle thickness: comparison with MRI and CT. J Clin Ultrasound. 2001 May; 29(4):230-6. PMID: 11323778.
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    21. Singh K, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Recruitment properties of intramuscular and nerve-trunk stimulating electrodes. IEEE Trans Rehabil Eng. 2000 Sep; 8(3):276-85. PMID: 11001507.
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    22. Richmond FJ, Liinamaa TA, Keane J, Thomson DB. Morphometry, histochemistry, and innervation of cervical shoulder muscles in the cat. J Morphol. 1999 Mar; 239(3):255-69. PMID: 10081153.
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    23. Richmond FJ, Singh K, Corneil BD. Marked non-uniformity of fiber-type composition in the primate suboccipital muscle obliquus capitis inferior. Exp Brain Res. 1999 Mar; 125(1):14-8. PMID: 10100971.
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    24. Richmond FJ, Corneil BD, Singh K. Animal models of motor systems: cautionary tales from studies of head movement. Prog Brain Res. 1999; 123:411-6. PMID: 10635736.
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    25. Cameron T, Liinamaa TL, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ. Long-term biocompatibility of a miniature stimulator implanted in feline hind limb muscles. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1998 Aug; 45(8):1024-35. PMID: 9691577.
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    26. Cameron T, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Effects of regional stimulation using a miniature stimulator implanted in feline posterior biceps femoris. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 1998 Aug; 45(8):1036-43. PMID: 9691578.
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    27. Brown IE, Satoda T, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Feline caudofemoralis muscle. Muscle fibre properties, architecture, and motor innervation. Exp Brain Res. 1998 Jul; 121(1):76-91. PMID: 9698193.
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    28. Runciman RJ, Richmond FJ. Shoulder and forelimb orientations and loading in sitting cats: implications for head and shoulder movement. J Biomech. 1997 Sep; 30(9):911-9. PMID: 9302614.
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    29. Thomson DB, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ. Effect of neck posture on patterns of activation of feline neck muscles during horizontal rotation. Exp Brain Res. 1996 Aug; 110(3):392-400. PMID: 8871098.
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    30. Smits E, Rose PK, Gordon T, Richmond FJ. Organization of single motor units in feline sartorius. J Neurophysiol. 1994 Oct; 72(4):1885-96. PMID: 7823107.
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    31. Thomson DB, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ. Effect of neck posture on the activation of feline neck muscles during voluntary head turns. J Neurophysiol. 1994 Oct; 72(4):2004-14. PMID: 7823114.
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    32. Richmond FJ, Gladdy R, Creasy JL, Kitamura S, Smits E, Thomson DB. Efficacy of seven retrograde tracers, compared in multiple-labelling studies of feline motoneurones. J Neurosci Methods. 1994 Jul; 53(1):35-46. PMID: 7527476.
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    33. Selbie WS, Thomson DB, Richmond FJ. Sagittal-plane mobility of the cat cervical spine. J Biomech. 1993 Aug; 26(8):917-27. PMID: 8349717.
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    34. Heron MI, Richmond FJ. In-series fiber architecture in long human muscles. J Morphol. 1993 Apr; 216(1):35-45. PMID: 8496969.
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    35. Selbie WS, Thomson DB, Richmond FJ. Suboccipital muscles in the cat neck: morphometry and histochemistry of the rectus capitis muscle complex. J Morphol. 1993 Apr; 216(1):47-63. PMID: 8496970.
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    36. Abrahams VC, Kori AA, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ, Rose PK, Keirstead SA. Facial input to neck motoneurons: trigemino-cervical reflexes in the conscious and anaesthetised cat. Exp Brain Res. 1993; 97(1):23-30. PMID: 8131829.
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    37. Scott SH, Thomson DB, Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Neuromuscular organization of feline anterior sartorius: II. Intramuscular length changes and complex length-tension relationships during stimulation of individual nerve branches. J Morphol. 1992 Aug; 213(2):171-83. PMID: 1518070.
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    38. Richmond FJ, Thomson DB, Loeb GE. Electromyographic studies of neck muscles in the intact cat. I. Patterns of recruitment underlying posture and movement during natural behaviors. Exp Brain Res. 1992; 88(1):41-58. PMID: 1541361.
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    39. Richmond FJ, Loeb GE. Electromyographic studies of neck muscles in the intact cat. II. Reflexes evoked by muscle nerve stimulation. Exp Brain Res. 1992; 88(1):59-66. PMID: 1541362.
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    40. Thomson DB, Scott SH, Richmond FJ. Neuromuscular organization of feline anterior sartorius: I. Asymmetric distribution of motor units. J Morphol. 1991 Nov; 210(2):147-62. PMID: 1836236.
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    41. Gordon DC, Loeb GE, Richmond FJ. Distribution of motoneurons supplying cat sartorius and tensor fasciae latae, demonstrated by retrograde multiple-labelling methods. J Comp Neurol. 1991 Feb 15; 304(3):357-72. PMID: 1708787.
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    42. Gordon DC, Hammond CG, Fisher JT, Richmond FJ. Muscle-fiber architecture, innervation, and histochemistry in the diaphragm of the cat. J Morphol. 1989 Aug; 201(2):131-43. PMID: 2474663.
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    43. Loeb GE, Yee WJ, Pratt CA, Chanaud CM, Richmond FJ. Cross-correlation of EMG reveals widespread synchronization of motor units during some slow movements in intact cats. J Neurosci Methods. 1987 Oct; 21(2-4):239-49. PMID: 3682877.
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    44. Loeb GE, Pratt CA, Chanaud CM, Richmond FJ. Distribution and innervation of short, interdigitated muscle fibers in parallel-fibered muscles of the cat hindlimb. J Morphol. 1987 Jan; 191(1):1-15. PMID: 3820310.
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