University of Arizona Law Partners with Drug Information Association for Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science

Aug. 16, 2021

The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law has partnered with the Drug Information Association (DIA) to offer a new online course, Leadership and Equity in the Life Sciences. This course joins a broader eight-course curriculum offered by University of Arizona Law as part of its Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science

Leadership and Equity in the Life Sciences is aimed at professionals looking to increase diversity across the workforce and in leadership positions. This course will cover topics such as: 

  • Relevant federal labor laws to provide a baseline legal framework for diversity and equity in the life sciences industry. 
  • Regulations that govern the rights and protection of employees. 
  • Importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the life science industry, including in clinical trial study participant recruitment. 
  • Different leadership strategies and tools to facilitate success and innovation in a life science company. 

After successful completion of the 7.5-week course, learners are awarded three academic credit units towards a Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science. All certificate credits may also be applied to University of Arizona Law’s Master of Legal Studies with a Concentration in Health Law and Policy or Bachelor of Arts in Law. 

“We are delighted to offer this course with DIA, as it addresses a growing need facing professionals in the life sciences who seek to ensure diversity and equity in this complex and evolving field” said Tara Sklar, director of the Health Law & Policy Program. “Students will learn about the legal and broader risk management concerns as well as study how certain actions or inactions by leaders impact diversity and inclusion in a life science company with implications for the industry at large.” 

“DIA welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Arizona as we continue our commitment to providing learning solutions that exceed the expectations of healthcare and drug development professionals and enable them to ensure that safe, effective treatments get to patients as quickly as possible” said Katie Hill, DIA’s Director, Learning and Digital Solutions, “We look forward to bringing new learning opportunities to our global audience.” 

Information about applying for the Leadership and Equity in the Life Sciences course and Graduate Certificate in Regulatory Science is available here or by contacting the University of Arizona’s Health Law Program at 

About DIA 
DIA (founded as the Drug Information Association) is a global association that mobilizes life sciences professionals from across all areas of expertise to engage with patients, peers, and thought leaders in a neutral environment on the issues of today and the possibilities for tomorrow. As a member-driven, volunteer organization, professionals from more than 80 countries have affected healthcare outcomes, by engaging with DIA through an unparalleled network, educational offerings, and professional development opportunities. DIA is based in Washington, DC (US) with regional offices representing the Americas (Horsham, PA, US); Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, (Basel, Switzerland); and Asia (Beijing, China; Mumbai, India; and Tokyo, Japan). For more information about DIA, please visit or connect with DIA on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram. 

About the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law 
Established in 1915 and ranked #46 by U.S. News and World Report, the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law is the only law school in the country that offers a degree at every stage of postsecondary education, from undergraduate through doctoral, with leading programs for lawyers and non-lawyers. The college is widely recognized as a leader in student-centric innovations, interdisciplinary programs, practical training opportunities and global offerings. The college is proudly embedded in the University of Arizona, one of the nation’s top public universities, a leading Research 1 institution with two independently accredited medical schools, and a member of the Association of American Universities, which represents the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. For more information about Arizona Law, please visit or connect with Arizona Law on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.