NCTR Research Highlights
Current Highlight from October 26, 2012
NCTR Science Advisory Board Meeting—October 23-24
The annual NCTR Science Advisory Board (SAB) meeting was held October 23-34, 2012. The FDA Science Board was represented by Dr. Daniel Acosta, Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy. The Board heard presentations on the current research priorities and brief overviews from the six NCTR Division Directors. Each of the Center representatives presented the priorities and research views of their respective FDA product centers; with special emphasis on CTP presented by Dr. Cathy Backinger, CTP Deputy Director for Research, and Dr. Patricia Richter; and CFSAN presented by Mike Landa, CFSAN Director. NCTR’s response to the report of the SAB NanoCore Subcommittee site visit was presented. Following all presentations, the Board members discussed the future strategic direction for research at NCTR. The next meeting of the NCTR SAB will be held during the Fall of 2013.
CFSAN Visit—October 24-25
NCTR hosted Mike Landa, Director, CFSAN and a number of CFSAN staff to meet with NCTR senior staff on October 24-25, 2012. The goal of this visit was to discuss collaborative research initiatives and develop strategies for enhanced collaboration between CFSAN and NCTR.