June 8, 2009

JHU and BD Diagnostics partner for master’s fellowship

Students work for medical tech firm, earn degree in bioscience regulatory affairs

The Johns Hopkins University and BD Diagnostics have partnered to offer a unique master’s fellowship in the field of bioscience regulatory affairs. The program, which begins in the fall semester, is now accepting applications.

“Johns Hopkins and BD Diagnostics have a shared interest in cultivating and educating the next generation of workers in the field of regulatory affairs,” said Lynn Johnson Langer, associate program chair of the university’s Master of Science in Bioscience Regulatory Affairs Program.

Students accepted into this fellowship will take courses at Johns Hopkins’ Montgomery County and Homewood campuses, or online.

Marc Rize, human resources director of BD Diagnostics, said, “We see this as an opportunity to employ and mentor some of the best talent in the industry. The rigor of Johns Hopkins’ master of science in bioscience regulatory affairs curriculum, combined with real-world application and mentoring from seasoned professionals at BD, will create a world-class experience for a select group of up-and-coming regulatory affairs students.”

During the initial five-year phase of this fellowship, BD will provide salary and tuition support for up to five incoming JHU students each year. BD will also provide, through designated members of its staff, mentoring of the fellows. Students will be required to successfully complete BD’s employment process and meet BD’s requirements for continued employment.

Students completing Johns Hopkins’ MS in Bioscience Regulatory Affairs Program are expected to be able to lead regulatory affairs initiatives in government and industry.

BD Diagnostics is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Headquartered in Franklin Lakes, N.J., the company employs approximately 28,000 people in approximately 50 countries throughout the world.

For more on the program, go to www.regulatory.jhu.edu.