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Brian Zacour Receives Distinguished Dissertation Award

Brian Zacour has recently won the Duquesne University Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Health Sciences category. His winning dissertation was "Application of First Principle Modeling in Combination with Empirical Design of Experiments and Real-Time Data."

Zacour's dissertation addresses how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the guidelines established by the International Conference on Harmonization that allows for operational flexibility within a validated design space. These Quality by Design initiatives have allowed drug manufacturers to incorporate more rigorous scientific controls into their production streams.

The Annual Distinguished Dissertation Awards recognize exceptional and unusually interesting scholarly work produced by Duquesne University doctoral students as evidenced through their dissertation projects.

Four Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given annually, consisting of a cash prize of $500 each and a recognition plaque. Awards are presented at an event co-sponsored by the Graduate Council and the Office of Research.