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DIA Announces New Collaboration with University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

The Drug Information Association (DIA), announced today that it has partnered with the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law to offer a new online course, Leadership and Equity in the Life Sciences. This course joins a broader eight-course curriculum offered by University of Arizona Law as part of its Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science.

Leadership and Equity in the Life Sciences is aimed at professionals looking to increase diversity across the workforce and in leadership positions. This course will cover topics such as:

  • Relevant federal labor laws to provide a baseline legal framework for diversity and equity in the life sciences industry.
  • Regulations that govern the rights and protection of employees.
  • Importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the life science industry, including in clinical trial study participant recruitment.
  • Different leadership strategies and tools to facilitate success and innovation in a life science company.

After successful completion of the 7.5-week course, learners are awarded three academic credit units towards a Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science. All certificate credits may also be applied to University of Arizona Law’s Master of Legal Studies with a Concentration in Health Law and Policy or Bachelor of Arts in Law.

“DIA welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Arizona as we continue our commitment to providing learning solutions that exceed the expectations of healthcare and drug development professionals and enable them to ensure that safe, effective treatments get to patients as quickly as possible” said Katie Hill, DIA’s Director, Learning and Digital Solutions, “We look forward to bringing new learning opportunities to our global audience.”

“We are delighted to offer this course with DIA, as it addresses a growing need facing professionals in the life sciences who seek to ensure diversity and equity in this complex and evolving field” added Tara Sklar, Director of the Arizona Law, Health Law & Policy Program. “Students will learn about the legal and broader risk management concerns as well as study how certain actions or inactions by leaders impact diversity and inclusion in a life science company with implications for the industry at large.”

Information about applying for the Leadership and Equity in the Life Sciences course and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science is available here or by contacting the University of Arizona’s Health Law Program at law-health@arizona.edu. You may also contact DIA at Training@DIAglobal.org.