Posted December 3, 2008

Going global

Faculty and administration cemented the School of Pharmacy’s first international relationship at a recent signing agreement ceremony in Conwell Hall.

The agreement links the National University of Singapore (NUS) to the School of Pharmacy’s Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs (QA/RA) graduate program. Through the partnership, Temple will offer courses to NUS students remotely, enabling them to receive QA/RA certificates from the School of Pharmacy.

“For the past 20 years, the QA/RA program has expanded its reach to students throughout the United States by offering courses through videoconferencing,” said Peter H. Doukas, Ph.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy. “We’re now transitioning to phase two, which is a global delivery of our program. I think this is going to be a great partnership between Temple University and NUS.”

Temple QA/RA classes begin at NUS on January 12.

Temple, NUS signing agreement ceremony
Photo courtesy of Stiv Twigg
From back left : Adelaide Ferguson, interim vice president, International Affairs; Wendy Lebing, M.A.L.D., M.S., assistant dean, QA/RA program, School of Pharmacy; Stephen Klincewicz, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., adjunct professor, Department of Pharmacovigilence, School of Pharmacy and vice president, Benefit Risk Management, Johnson & Johnson; David Brickett, media services manager, School of Pharmacy; and Patricia Lee, assistant director, QA/RA program, School of Pharmacy. Seated: Peter H. Doukas, Ph.D., dean, School of Pharmacy; Sui Yung Chan, head, Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore.