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UC Irvine Extension Offers Medical Product Crisis Management Course

Free Webinar on Latest Industry Developments and Trends to be Held on May 16

IRVINE, Calif. – April 30, 2012 – University of California, Irvine Extension will offer an online course titled “Medical Product Crisis Management” from June 25-Aug. 5 to meet the recent demand of heightened public awareness involving medical device and pharmaceutical products and changes in regulation and marketing practices. As a requirement in the Regulatory Affairs Management Specialized Studies Program, the course will address threats impacting a medical company’s product, brand, marketing strategy and financial performance.

“Due to the regulatory changes within the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare industries, it is important that professionals know how to identify and respond to any potential crisis,” said Dave Dimas, director of engineering, sciences and information technology at UC Irvine Extension. “UC Irvine Extension continues to provide professionals with tools that they can use to build upon their existing skill set.”

The course features case studies to help students prepare for real-world medical product crisis management situations in the current and future regulatory environment.

Course instructor Sudha Gupta is a Group Manager of Quality Management Systems at Beckman Coulter, where she ensures the company’s compliance with US and international regulations and manages relationships with customer, regulatory and certification audit bodies.

Also of interest to life science professionals is a free webinar titled, “Clinical Trials: Medical Device and Drug Development-Education Planning Session,” which will take place on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST. The webinar will provide attendees with course information, current options for financial assistance, and career planning resources.

To register for the course, call 949-824-5414 or visit To register for the free webinar, visit

About UC Irvine Extension

University of California, Irvine Extension is the continuing education arm of UC Irvine, serving adult students online, at the UC Irvine campus, and at employer sites nationally and worldwide. Since 1962, UC Irvine Extension has offered open enrollment learning opportunities to the Orange County community, providing open access to the resources of the university, through Certificate and Specialized Studies programs, and free, open educational resources. Connect with UC Irvine Extension on the institution’s social media channels.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 28,000 students and offers 192 degree programs. Located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities, it’s Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $4.8 billion annually to the local economy.