Kelsey Award Poster Competition in Regulatory Sciences

Frances Kelsey, Thalidomide and Regulation of Safety of Drugs by the FDA, Posters are due by 5 pm on Friday, October 22, 2010.
When Oct 27, 2010
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where AC-3F01
Contact Name
Contact Phone 718-262-2650
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As part of our celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) located on the York College/CUNY campus, a poster competition will be conducted on the contribution of Frances Kathleen Oldham Kelsey, Ph.D., M.D., in saving thousands of children from deformity by refusing to approve the drug thalidomide in 1960. The best poster will receive an all-expense-paid trip to attend a conference approved by the Dean, School of Arts and Sciences. The award will be announced during a town hall meeting of students and faculty with the Commissioner of US FDA, Margaret Hamburg, M.D., which will be held at York College on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. The top five posters will be printed and students will present them at the meeting.

The poster should include the following topics:

  1. Historical perspective of regulation of drugs in USA.
  2. Dr. Kelsey as a leader in the science of public health.
  3. Thalidomide and birth defects.
  4. FDA's role in consumer protection – successes and failures.

Format: Size of the poster should be 36 inches height x 48 inches width. All information used should be specifically referenced to show the source; and a complete list of references should be provided in the poster. The poster should be submitted by email as a single PowerPoint slide of appropriate size.

Eligibility: Open to York College students enrolled in Fall 2010.

To enroll for the poster competition and for further information: Contact Ms. Lisa Young, Assistant, York College FDA Partnership, Department of Chemistry.