News – August 2016

Reagan-Udall Foundation Announces Opening of Applications for BD4P Training

BD4P logoAugust 3, 2016: The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA (RUF) is excited to announce the opening of the application period for the Big Data for Patients (BD4P) Training Workshop. The training will facilitate meaningful participation in biomedical big data research efforts by equipping trainees with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to both navigate and impact this work.

BD4P will be launched with three 2 1/2 day, in-person training workshops aimed at patient advocates who are interested and active in big data work. The first training course will take place October 13-15, 2016 in Washington, D.C. with a class of 20 participants.

Applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on August 23, 2016. Interested participants can learn more about the workshop and qualifications and apply for the course by visiting the BD4P Training Workshop webpage.

The BD4P program team will also be hosting a Stakeholder Webinar on August 16, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. ET to discuss the BD4P program, details about the training workshop, and more information about applying as a trainee. You can register for the webinar here.

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About the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA

The Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA is an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization created by Congress to advance the mission of the FDA by advancing regulatory science and research. With the ultimate goal of improving public health, the Foundation provides a unique opportunity to bring all parties to the table (FDA, patient groups, academia, other government entities and industry) to work together in a transparent way to create exciting new regulatory science.