By offering consulting services, we help investigators and other research professionals navigate the complex global regulatory environment.


The D.K. Kim International Center for Regulatory Science, in conjunction with the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Greater Los Angeles Clinical and Translational Sciences Awards Consortium, provides expertise, advice and services to its faculty with new grants, start-up companies with interesting products, and anyone else who might need a little extra regulatory help.

For more information on consulting services, email Benson Kuo at

Our Team

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Susan Bain, DRSc

Accomplished quality and regulatory professional with experience in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries
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Nancy Pire-Smerkanich, DRSc, MS

Professional who brings 30 years of industry experience in drug development to academia
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Frances J. Richmond, PhD

An expert in implantable medical devices, clinical trial regulatory issues, and regulation of pharmaceuticals and medical device products.
Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD

Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD

Eunjoo Pacifici is an expert in drug regulations, the global pharmaceutical market, and international medical product regulations.
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C. Benson Kuo, PhD

C. Benson Kuo's research focuses on regulatory issues for innovative medical products and product safety in Asia.