Frances J. Richmond, PhD
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy
Director of International Center for Regulatory Science
Phone: (323) 442-3531
Fax: (323) 442-2333
Regulatory issues and clinical trials; regulation of medical products; implantable medical devices, particularly those for the rehabilitation of neuromuscular dysfunction; and head movement in animals and humans.
Dr. Frances Richmond was educated as a neurophysiologist (BNSc, MSc, PhD) at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario). She completed post-doctoral studies at the UniversitÃ© de Montreal and the National Institutes of Health before joining the faculty of Queen's University, where she served as Associate Dean of Life Sciences (1986-1989). She also served as a policy advisor for scientific labor needs at Industry Canada (1990-1992) and as a clinical scientist at the Alfred E. Mann Foundation, an early stage device development group (1994-1995). She was the first female to be appointed Director of a research consortium funded by Canada's Medical Research Council (1995-2000).
Dr. Richmond joined the faculty of USC in 1999 as Director of Regulatory and Clinical Sciences at the Alfred E. Mann Institute, with a joint appointment in the School of Pharmacy. Her work there included seven projects in the field of product development which have advanced through the clinical trial stage. Though focused mostly on the BION, an implantable wireless microstimulator, she was also involved in research on other implantables, sensors and prosthetic limbs. Dr. Richmond is or has been a member of three large research consortia (NIH Engineering Research partnership, NIH Bioengineering Research partnership, Clinical and Translational Science Institute). She directs the Regulatory Knowledge and Support group of the CSTI for the Los Angeles Basin. Dr Richmond is Director of the Regulatory Science programs in the School of Pharmacy, that provide certificate, MS and doctoral training in the regulatory management of foods, dietary supplements, medical devices and drugs.
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Selected Projects/PublicationsCameron, T., Liinamaa, T.L., Loeb, G.E., Richmond, F.J.R. (1998) Long-term biocompatibility of a miniature stimulator implanted in feline hind limb muscles. IEEE Trans BME 45: 1024-1035
Corneil, B. D., Olivier, E., Richmond, F. J. R., Loeb, G. E., and Munoz, D. P. (2001) Neck muscles in the rhesus monkey II. Electromyographic patterns of activation underlying postures and movements. J Neurophysiol 86:1629-1749
Richmond, F. J. R., Singh, K, and Corneil, B. D. (2001) Neck muscles in the rhesus monkey I. Muscle morphometry and histochemistry., J Neurophysiol. 86: 1717-1728