Science Board to the FDA

The US FDA held a meeting of the Science Board to the FDA on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. At the meeting, the Board heard updates from the CERSI (Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation) Evaluation Subcommittee and the ORA FERN (Food Emergency Response Network) Evaluation Subcommittee. The Board also heard about the scope of FDA’s involvement in precision medicine, including overviews of specific FDA health informatics initiatives, including precisionFDA, OpenFDA, and Chillax. The Board also heard about FDA’s laboratory safety initiative, and a recipient of one of the FY2014 Scientific Achievement Awards (selected by the Board) presented an overview of the activities for which the award was given.