The objective of this 7-week course is to be a consecutive course following the Introduction to Drug Discovery course. Professional toxicologists are expected to have knowledge the drug discovery, design, and project management process, from original academic and proof of concept research to technology transfer, patent applications, regulatory requirements for FDA approval, and business models for start-up companies or project acquisition. These are often minimal requirements for entry level toxicology jobs in government and industry. Students will be provided an opportunity to 1) discuss the project design and management principles necessary for a successful drug design and approval 2) learn the relevant factors of successful business models / team science applications, management structures 3) Use case study examples to develop an outline for a project plan and schedule for a drug or biologic. The course will also assist future academic researchers in understanding the requirements of drug development, design, and project management for any translational science opportunities with novel therapeutic compounds or biologics that they may develop. Grading of course performance will be standard letter grades, based on exams, individual projects, class participation/discussion, and attendance.
Terms offered: III, 2nd 7 weeks
Year offered: Annually
Hours per week: Lecture 1-2
Instructor: Dr. Sol Bobst