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Regis Professor Chosen As Fellow By Regulatory Affairs Professional Society

September 1, 2009

Charles Burr to be inducted on September 14

WESTON, MA – Regis College faculty member Charles Burr, SM, MBA, has been chosen by the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) to be inducted as a RAPS Fellow on September 14. The induction will take place at the 2009 RAPS Annual Conference and Exhibition to be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 13-16.

The Society is an international membership organization of regulatory professionals in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. According to the RAPS website, RAPS members are regulatory professionals who "perform vital work in all areas of the healthcare product lifecycle, ensuring these products are safe and effective while driving organizational strategy and sound decision-making."

For several years, Burr has been leading the Health Product Regulation Program at Regis College and helping the personnel of local industries keep up with the variety and multitude of regulations and policies. The College offers a strong MA program in the field, with many of its courses a blend of classroom and on-line participation. The RAPS Fellows group recognizes senior regulatory professionals with at least 15 years of regulatory experience for their continued significant contributions and leadership in the advancement of the profession and the professional. They are considered important resources for strategic dialogue, mentoring, implementation of special initiatives and international development.

"I am deeply honored to be recognized as a RAPS Fellow," Burr said. "For my peers to recognize me as one at the top of the regulatory profession is very rewarding. I am further delighted that I can give back to the regulatory profession by training the next generation in the Health Product Regulation graduate program at Regis College."

RAPS supports the regulatory profession by providing education and training, certification, professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking and career development opportunities and other valuable resources. It is committed to helping its members continually develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel. RAPS administers the only recognized credential for the profession—the Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC).

"Chas Burr is a true leader in the HPR industry. We are honored to have Chas as an academic leader in the Regis College School of Nursing and Health Professions," said Antoinette Hays, RN, PhD, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professionals at Regis.

Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. In the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Nursing and Health Professions, approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 24 undergraduate majors; master’s degree programs in education, health product regulation, and nursing, and in communication, leadership and service, and public administration with a strategic focus on health care; and a doctorate in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) lists Regis among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience. The National League of Nursing recently identified Regis College as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. The College also provides accredited pre-school and kindergarten programs, and a Life Long Learning Program (LLARC) for retired seniors. CONTACT: Marjorie Arons-Barron, (617) 969-2707

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