Frances Richmond, who established the USC Mann school’s regulatory science program in 1999, was granted emeritus status, effective July 1.
“This award recognizes faithful service worthy of high commendation and expresses an anticipation of continued membership in our academic community,” Andrew T. Guzman, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said in a letter.
Richmond launched the International Center for Regulatory Science at USC in 2012 after establishing the school’s regulatory science program in 1999. She created the first professional doctorate in regulatory science at USC in 2008. In May 2017, she became the inaugural chair of the USC Mann school’s new Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences.
Most recently, she served as director of the DK Kim International Center for Regulatory Science, an educational and research institution that provides cross-training for individuals with a scientific background to become adept in business and knowledgeable in regulatory science to meet the growing need for professionals with the knowledge and expertise to navigate the complex international regulatory landscape.
She earned a PhD in neurophysiology from Queen’s University in Ontario, where she later served as associate dean of life sciences. She was the first woman appointed a director of a research consortium funded by Canada’s Medical Research Council.
Read more about Richmond here.