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April 06, 2022 | Tom Ballard

UTRF joins with College of Pharmacy to help students learn more about pharmaceutical commercialization

The University of Tennessee (UT) Research Foundation has welcomed the first two participants in a new program designed to help pharmacy students learn about pharmaceutical commercialization.

Offered in partnership with the College of Pharmacy at UT’s Health Science Center, the program is a four-week rotation where the students learn about intellectual property (IP) protection of pharmaceuticals, how technologies are developed for regulatory approval, and how technologies are licensed to external development partners.

UTRF Staff Attorney James Parrett, a licensed Pharmacist who still practices on weekends and an IP Attorney who previously worked in pharmaceutical litigation, helped launch the new collaboration. Last month, UTRF welcomed the program’s first two participants: third-year pharmacy students Imran Khan and Taylor Wisdom.

Click here to learn more about their experience in a spotlight published in the latest issue of UTRF News.


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