Why would a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1831 and located in Cincinnati be interested in having a footprint in the drug and medical device industries? In fact, there is no Engineering or Medical School at Xavier University.
In 2008, the University created a business unit called Xavier Health Initiatives with a vision to foster education, collaboration and innovation among institutions that manufacture, distribute or provide regulatory oversight to the drug and medical device industries. Co-sponsorship agreements with FDA were established so that the mission would be aligned with the top strategic priorities and to explore how regulatory priorities can be achieved in light of constantly changing demands in the healthcare industry.
Xavier Health strives to build relationships through a vital network of industry and regulatory colleagues to serve as the instructors, speakers, and trainers for the programs. The neutral setting of the university creates unique opportunities to bring colleagues together to share and learn and the Cintas Center provides a dedicated facility to host multi-day conferences on site. Growth and expansion has allowed the organization to offer online and onsite professional development programs for Quality, Regulatory and Supply Chain.
The organization continues to deliver timely and useful information to the community in order to provide the safest and highest quality products to patients. www.xavierhealth.com