Animal Health Regulatory Science Innovation Initiative (AHRSII)
The establishment of the Institute of Computational Comparative Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine at KSU has provided a national focus on the need to innovate animal health drug development research. Building on the strengths inherent to the region's Animal Health Corridor and NBAF future relocation, KSU is engaging the major players in animal health to launch the broad based Animal Health Regulatory Science Innovation Initiative (AHRSII) to serve as the national center for moving animal drug regulation into the 21st century. The concept, publically supported by the Director and senior leadership of the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), would develop a national resource where novel approaches to drug development can be more easily integrated into the regulatory process for animal health drugs. It is envisioned to become the clearinghouse for coordinating large scale population studies that would develop new computational paradigms for drug approval. This would strengthen KSU's research prowess as well as provide the ideal environment and foundation to anchor an international graduate training program in these fields.