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214 Earn Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), Including First Group to Earn Medical-Device- or Drugs-Specific RACs

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Rockville, MD, USA, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) announced today that 214 individuals earned Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) during the most recent RAC exam period, this past spring. Of that group, 59 passed one of two new variations of the RAC exam designed to test knowledge of regulations pertaining to either pharmaceuticals or medical devices, specifically.

The RAC exams cover knowledge of healthcare product regulations, critical thinking and analytical skills that regulatory professionals with three to five years of experience are expected to have mastered. Earning the RAC credential indicates knowledge of relevant regulations as well as the ability to apply them in a variety of real-world scenarios.

First established nearly 30 years ago, the RAC is the only professional credential specifically for the healthcare product regulatory field. Last year in response to demand from the regulatory community, RAPS announced the launch of two new RACs focused on specific product areas—one for drugs and one for devices. The four legacy exams, which cover regulations for both drugs and devices but focus on a particular region—RAC US, EU or Canada—or international standards—RAC Global—continue to be offered this year but will be discontinued after the upcoming autumn exam period.

“We have been hearing calls for years from regulatory professionals, who work with medical devices or drug products exclusively, for RAC exams that more closely reflect their everyday work and don’t require learning a whole new industry’s worth of regulations,” said RAPS Executive Director Paul Brooks. “The transition from region-based to product-based exams hasn’t been without challenges, but the response to the RAC Drugs and RAC Devices has been overwhelmingly positive. The Regulatory Affairs Certification Board, which oversees the exams, worked diligently to ensure all exams require a similar level of expertise, so regardless of the specific exam passed, all RAC-holders should be equally proud of their achievement.”

In addition to passing an exam, RAC holders must recertify every three years through continuous learning, professional development and regulatory leadership activities, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to the profession. Currently, there are more than 4,700 RAC-credentialed professionals around the world.

The next RAC exam period will be this autumn. Exams will be administered at locations around the world from 21 October to 30 November. Registration is now open for all exams. The deadline to apply is 24 September. For more information, visit RAPS.org/rac.

Following is the complete list of those who earned the RAC credential in spring 2019:

RAC Devices

Andrea Armando
Laurent Bernau
Caroline Bloemker
Julia Brown
Ming Yi Chang
Kara Cutshall
Sergio De Del Castillo
Nikita Deshpande
Emily Dimambro
Michael Efuetlateh
Mica Elizalde
Suresh Kumar Gorentla Venkata
Denise Haley
Dave Halverson
Iheanyichukwu Ijioma
Liyao Ji
Ali Kakavand
Abhijit Khompi
Kristen Kolegraff
Katherine Leith
Aiqing Li
Emily Logsdon
Corinne Lonergan
Christopher Lotzow
Patrick Morrison
Erin Nicklaw
Darin Oppenheimer
Thomas Palmer
Gene Parunak
Vrajisha Patel
Samyukta Rajkumar
Suraj Ramachandran
Isabella Schmitt
Brendan Seward
Todd Snell
Stacey Spies
Luke Stam
Tara Steele
Jeffrey Stouthamer
Jay Sundaram
Laura-Helen-Rachel Szkolar-Sienkiewicz
Leilani Taylor
Aaron Tvedt
Sara Vanwyk
Meghan Wakeford
Cathy Wilburn
Karen Zhou

RAC Drugs
Andrey Bulimov
Theodore Carver
Susan Chong
Craig Claussen
Hemant Jethwani
Simone Krupka
Jennifer Newman
Mabel Ng Li Ling
Leilane Yumi Oshiro Gaglianone
Zhiqiao Ou
Brittany Williams
Mohamed Youssef

RAC Canada
Saleh Bessissow
Olga Braguinets
Emily Campbell
Simon Cournoyer
Amine Djeffal
Christine How
Mary Shaji

RAC EU
Pankaj Bhatt
Greg Geary
Michael Gidding
Byron Ray Griffith
Eric Hardter
Kyuri Kim
Joanne Mcnelis
Akanksha Nagpal
Swathi Pandhiti
Joyce Schuilwerve
Chao-Chuan Wang

RAC Global
Arlene Carillo
Nai-Lin Cheng
Ze Hong Chew
Stephen Danko
Nadia Katherine Fuel Crespo Pottier
Anupama Gaur
Diana Hernandez Bounina
Yuqian Huang
Elaine Larkin
Nicole Lawrence
Jadz Jevz Lee
Tete Li
Lauren Nitahara
Katherine Pacheco
Anisha Shreepad Panth
Jessica Piovarcsik
Geetika Ravela
Huachun Teng
Mohammed Yasin

RAC US
Anginelle Alabanza
Rebecca Aldhizer
Vikas Arora
Andrea Artman
Minette Barrocas
Roman Bauer
Darcie Baynes
Wendy Beck
Heather Benz
Michelle Block
Kecia Brown
Hao Cheng
Hongsuk Choi
Nam Chun
Pei-Fang Chung
Thomas Cocciardi
Pranav Dabeer
Ayush Dalia
Mavis Darkwah
Stacey Degarmo
Emily Nelson Deleon
Trevor Denbo
Caroline Drucker
Manish Dubey
Lam Duong
Kazusa Edamura
David Foss
Anoush Frankian
Joshua Fuqua
June Germain
Deepa Godhiya
Latonya Dawn Green
Shikha Gupta
Dimple Harit
Latha Iype
Eric Jen
Madhuri Jerfy
Minell Karimi
Daniel Kavanagh
Keerthi Keerthi
Katherine Kim
Hans Kjolhede
Ana Kochubey
Chelsea Kozior
Konrad Kulak
Seung Hun Lee
Chen Jung Lee
Kelly Leung
Sonya Li
Shenxuan Liang
Shan Lu
Yan Lu
Jin Lu
Junyu Ma
Dipali Macallister
Lisa Maloney
Sorcha Mc Ginty
John Gavin Mccullough
Shikha Mehta
Yared Mengistu
Kira Meyer
John Montgomery
Berny Mullappally
Francis Murigi
Jeffrey Naveda
Dung Nguyen
Lilia Nunez Rodriguez
Sibel Ok
Ugochi Okereke
Jared Orwenyo
Ssu-Ying Pan
Ronu Patel
Rohini Patel
Suzett Perry
Rebecca Phillips
Karthik Pillai
Mark Pollo
Connie Qiu
Juliati Rahajeng
Vinayak Shankar Rajana
Jonali Ramani
Luke Roode
Carolyn Rooney
Jacquelyn Rosenberger
Shailise Ross
Pakhi Rusia
Muralidhara Reddy Sathi
Mignon Schley
Leonard S. Smith
Brett Snyder
Rowena Soriano
Chandrika Srinivasan
Alicia Staz, M.S., Cqa
Jennifer Stevenson
Brenda Stodart
Rhonda Sundberg
Rebecca Sundseth
Robert Turner
Alakananda Devi Vadlamudi
Shireen Vali
Ranga Venkatesan
Megan Walsh
Wenxian Wang
Zhenzhen Wang
He Wang
Xin Wang
Xiaoqing Wang
Yinghua Wang
Tracie Waters
Katie Watson
Rachael Wessner
Mary Wilson
Glenn Wise
Hanniebey Wiyor
Tiffanie Yu
Leo Zadecky
Li Zhou
Eva Zimmerman

About RAPS

The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is the largest global organization of and for those involved with the regulation of healthcare and related products, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biologics and nutritional products. Founded in 1976, RAPS helped establish the regulatory profession and continues to actively support the professional and lead the profession as a neutral, non-lobbying nonprofit organization. RAPS offers education and training, professional standards, publications, research, knowledge sharing, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources, including Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), the only post-academic professional credential to recognize regulatory excellence. RAPS is headquartered in suburban Washington, DC, with chapters and affiliates worldwide. www.RAPS.org

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Zachary Brousseau
Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
301 770 2920, ext. 245
zbrousseau@raps.org

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