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Yale University-Mayo Clinic CERSI

Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation

CERSI Scholars Program

The Yale-Mayo Clinic CERSI is pleased to announce that 8 individuals have been chosen to be part of the 2023-2024 CERSI Scholars Program to support regulatory science research that addresses the mission of the FDA.

Click here for more information about the current CERSI Scholars!

Click here to view other CERSI scholar programs.

CERSI YouTube Channel

Please visit our YouTube page to view lectures and webinars given by the Yale-Mayo Clinic CERSI community.

CERSI Seminars

Title: “Artificial Intelligence and Causality: Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects, Interpretability and Explainability”

Held: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Che Ngufor, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Senior Associate Consultant II
Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
Department of Artificial Intelligence and Informatics
Mayo Clinic

Bobak Mortazavi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
Texas A&M University

Eric Polley, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
The University of Chicago

Click here to view recording

CERSI Grand Round Series

Title: “FDA’s Perspective and Research into 3D Printing and Augmented and Virtual Reality”

Held: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lieutenant James Coburn
Senior Research Engineering Officer
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

Heather Benz, PhD
Biomedical Engineer
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

Kimberly Konston, PhD
Biomedical Research Fellow
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

Click here to view the recording.

Title: “Regulating Drugs on Efficacy Alone, The Drug Efficacy Study Initiative and its Economic and Therapeutic Legacies.”

Held: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Daniel Carpenter
Allie S. Freed Professor of Government in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Director of Social Sciences at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Click here to view the recording.

CERSI Webinar

Title: "Real World" Evidence: Beyond Randomized Controlled Trials

Held: Thursday, September 21, 2017

M. Hassan Murad, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic


  • To discuss the concept of real world evidence and implications to policy and learning health systems
  • To evaluate the available approaches and frameworks for combining evidence from observational studies and randomized trials
  • To determine the impact of adding observational evidence on certainty in the evidence

Click here to view the recording

Workshop and Lecture Series

The CERSI Workshop and Lecture Series presents current research and advancements in regulatory science related to pre-clinical evaluation of safety and efficacy of medical products, emerging technologies, and assessing diverse data sets through information sciences to improve health outcomes.

Lectures are presented by scientists from the CERSI academic institutions or collaborators of CERSI investigators.

Click here for the FDA CERSI Lecture Series schedule.

Workshops are held collaboratively between FDA and CERSI academic institutions, or held by those individual universities.

Click here for the FDA CERSI Workshop schedule.

Additional Resources

Below please find access to additional lectures and seminars in regulatory science:

UCSF-Stanford CERSI Education YouTube Channel: Regulatory Science eLearning

UCSF-Stanford CERSI Seminars YouTube Channel: Innovation and Excellence in Regulatory Science