From Organoids to Bloodhounds, These Teams Have Regulatory Science Talent

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The University of Rochester's eighth annual America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent student competition, hosted by the University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute, drew the largest number of competing teams in its history. On March 4, 2021, twelve teams faced off for a chance at first prize: to present their novel regulatory science ideas to a panel of scientists from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April or May.

The unprecedented field presented a full spectrum of innovative solutions - from regulating organs that were 3D printed in the hospital to using organoids to save "bloodhounds" - to address nine priority areas outlined in the FDA Strategic Plan for Advancing Regulatory Science.

CTSA Program In Action Goals
Goal 1: Train and Cultivate the Translational Science Workforce
Goal 4: Innovate Processes to Increase the Quality and Efficiency of Translational Research, Particularly of Multisite Trials