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Claudia Borke <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 20:21:12 +0000
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Dear Mason Bioengineering Students,

The Bioengineering Department is excited to offer again the Quality Science Education (QSE) curriculum this summer. The QSE program prepares students for careers in the life science industries – particularly in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biomedical science sectors. Courses will be available to take online through our partner, Pathway for Patient Health.

The online program offers 3 courses :

1) Global Regulatory and Legal Requirements of Quality focused on “why” global regulations were adopted, and the evolution of the quality systems grounded in science.

2) Product Development, Specifications, Process and Validation, to include criticality of inputs, risk controls and assessment, specifications, testing, clinical trials, transfer, scalability, yield and validation.

3) Risk and Failure Analysis, Investigation Processes and writing scientifically justified conclusions linked to laboratory experiments.

Highlights of the program include the following:

•         The curriculum is FREE to current students.  There is no fee to enroll and no fee for the Pathway Portal user license each QSE student receives that connects the student to industry leaders.

•         QSE students will have opportunities for paid internships at pharmaceutical and medical device companies around the world.

•         Hiring leaders will be connected to QSE students (via the Pathway Portal) who wish to be considered for employment opportunities.

•         'Ask an Expert' is available to QSE students.  Industry mentors are assigned to groups of students in this portion of Pathway’s website.

•         Live office hours at the beginning of the course are scheduled to make sure everyone is up and running.

  *   Live sessions are scheduled to review for the midterm and final.
  *   Students who successfully complete all 5 QSE program courses (the 3 above and 2 others from your current BIOE degree program) will receive Pathway for Patient Health's Certificate of Completion.
  *   Those receiving a Certificate of Completion will be a Certified Quality Science Professional and will have earned the right to place the following initials after their signatures:  CQSP (Ann S. Hinkle, CQSP).  Industry will recognize this acronym.

Learn about the QSE program by visiting the Pathway for Patient Health website:

Student Webinar Session:

Through the Society of Asian Scientist and Engineers (SASE), one of our BIOE students has helped organize a Student Webinar Session to hear about the program from Pathway for Patient Health staff and industry experts.  If you’re interested in participating, below are the logistics:

When: Thursday, March 25th @ 8:00 pm EST


Meeting ID: 994 1008 0163

Passcode: 4ZYeTK


  *   Marla Phillips (CEO of Pathway for Patient Health, Director of Xavier Health, Former Head of Quality at Merck)
  *   Ann Hinkle (Director of University Relations and Enrollment in Pathway for Patient Health)
  *   Suzanne Tanguay (Director of Personal Health Care Quality Assurance at P&G)

All are welcome to attend!

If you have any Q&A, contact Eugene Kim at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

Claudia Borke
Academic Advisor, Department of Bioengineering
George Mason University
3102 Peterson Hall, 4400 University Drive, 1J7
Fairfax, VA 22030

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