USFDA Commissioner Scheduled to Speak at York College/CUNY

Margaret Hamburg M.D., President Barack Obama’s Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration, will be the featured speaker at York College, the City University of New York (CUNY) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

The event will take place in the Performing Arts Center at 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, from 10 to 11 am and will mark the 10th anniversary of the York/FDA partnership.

Dr. Hamburg, who received her training at Harvard University Medical School, will give a special presentation on “The New FDA in the Global Age.” The physician, who served as New York City Health Commissioner under Mayor David N. Dinkins, has also conducted research in neuroscience at Rockefeller University in New York City and studied neuropharmacology at the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Md.

The York College campus is home to the Northeastern Regional Laboratory of the FDA and enjoys a meaningful relationship with the Laboratory. York students and faculty have the unique opportunity to engage in joint collaborative activities such as sponsored research, fellowship and internship programs and teaching opportunities at the College for FDA scientists.

York College currently offers a major in Pharmaceutical Sciences and has been chosen by CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein and the Board of Trustees as the site for the CUNY School of Pharmacy.