FDA awards $1.5 million contract to CPD

WASHINGTON The Food and Drug Administration has awarded a two-year, $1.5 million contract to the Center for Professional Development to assist with the transformation of the agency’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

Under the contract, CPD will help in the developmental of practical strategies, including training, tools, and processes that will strengthen CDER’s organizational effectiveness and reaffirm its mission of advancing and protecting the public health.

“This transformative program will provide CDER with the tools and expertise necessary to create a sustainable environment of open and transparent communication, collaborative decision-making, and improved morale and staff retention,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., FDA’s deputy commissioner for scientific and medical programs, chief medical officer and acting center director.

The contract runs through Sept. 20, 2009.

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