Summerfest 2019 ended on August 2, 2019. The program concluded with five remarkable group presentations. Each group was comprised of ten students with at least one member representing China, Korea, India, and Taiwan.
Kristen Felthousen hosted 2 professional development workshops for our summer regulatory science research students. One workshop focused on resumes and the other on interviewing. Kristen is an amazing resource for our students. We are so lucky to have her on our team!
Summerfest is an opportunity for exchange of cultural ideas; in part by experiencing a U.S. university setting that provides a networking platform to engage like-minded fellow students.
On Thursday, July 25, Summerfest 2019 and the Department of Regulatory Sciences hosted Dr. Jinxi, Vice Dean and Professor of Social and Administrative Pharmacy in the School of International Pharmaceutical Business at China Pharmaceutical University as part of the research seminar series.
Summerfest 2019 students were brimming with adventure for informative tours to round out their experience. A large group trekked to Buena Park where Nutrilite has been in operation for over 80 years. Other students stayed local and toured the USC Clinical Trials Unit.
Summerfest class curriculum incorporates student presentations as a professional development tool and an opportunity to learn and exchange experiences among the international cohort. Research topics were current, insightful and provided depth on global perspectives on topics ranging from orphan drugs, multi-region clinical trials, risk management, pharmacovigilance, gene therapy and generic drug approval, among others.
Amelia Spinrad and Apurva Uniyal lectured on conducting clinical trials at academic medical centers, county hospitals, jails and more! The lecture allowed students the opportunity to read a protocol and create documentation they would need if they were coordinating trials at a site.
Arianna Montero, a rising senior psychology major at USC, presented her research on Developing A Visual Literacy Tool for Huntington’s Disease in Magdalena, Columbia. She conducts her research with faculty Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD.
On July 9th, our Summerfest students trekked to Griffith Observatory, arguably the most beloved Los Angeles landmark. Under warm skies, the students took in the sunset as the expansive carpet of city lights came to life.
Summerfest is one of the many International Summer Programs at USC. While immersed in a leading regulatory science experience, Summerfest is also a cultural opportunity for international students to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of a traditional American university campus in the midst of a large diverse and complex urban center.