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US Pharmacopeia

Early-career scientists' research on quality awarded grants by US Standards Organization

USP announces 2012-2013 fellowships

Rockville, Md., September 27, 2012 ― Since the program's inception more than thirty years ago, USP has invested nearly $4 million in over 200 fellowship awards.

"Advances in science and technology often arise from the work of young researchers attempting to find cutting-edge solutions to problems," said Roger L. Williams, M.D., USP's chief executive officer. "Through our fellowship program, USP seeks to support innovative thinking and approaches to global challenges associated with medicine and food quality. The current awardees demonstrate the exemplary talent, dedication, and insight that will help meet these challenges."

USP is a nonprofit scientific organization that seeks to improve the health of people around the world through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods. Each year, USP conducts a competitive process for selecting fellows who are engaged in full-time study in a Ph.D. or Pharm. D. program, medical school or dental school, and whose works are directly relevant to USP's priorities.

For the 2012-2013 academic year, three $50,000 USP Global Fellowship awards have been presented to the following students:

Each of the Global Fellows will communicate regularly with a scientific liaison from USP headquarters in Rockville., Md., providing updates on his or her work and the relevance of its progress to USP's priorities. In addition, each fellow will be invited to give a poster presentation at a USP-sponsored meeting or event during the course of the academic year.


For additional information, please email mediarelations@usp.org.

USP - Advancing Public Health Since 1820

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific, nonprofit, standards-setting organization that advances public health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety, and benefit of medicines and foods. USP's standards are relied upon and used worldwide. For more information about USP visit http://www.usp.org.

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