Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship, MS

Stanton L. Gerson, MD; Director, National Center for Regenerative Medicine

Tracey Bonfield, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine

Horst von Recum, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Degree: Master of Science (MS)
Field of Study: Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship

Program Overview

The RGME is the first two-year master's level program in Ohio focused on Regenerative Medicine and Entrepreneurship. Students enrolled in the RGME program will have access to cutting-edge clinical and research facilities along with small biotechnology companies within the network of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM).  Program faculty and guest lecturers are leaders in the field of regenerative medicine and cell-based therapy development from a mix of nationally ranked, medical research powerhouses including Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, MetroHealth Medical Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and the Ohio State University.

This unique, interdisciplinary program will provide a rigorous educational pathway targeting individuals seeking the advanced skills and training required to excel in the unique workforce necessary to support the exponential growth and application of the field of regenerative medicine. The Master’s program in RGME will train individuals to work in academic, commercial, and clinical settings to support cellular manufacturing, biotechnology innovation, legal and compliance, financial analyst and venture capital, and business development activities taking advantage of our strengths across the disciplines of regenerative medicine as a whole.

Entrepreneurship Sets Us Apart

The RGME program is a 30 credit hour, two-year program for recent graduates to hone their problem-solving skill set. Students will be trained to solve modern regenerative medicine, commercial, and compliance problems, and to see those problems in the context of both an individual company and the greater marketplace. Students complete business and management courses as well as advanced regenerative medicine courses to become ready to tackle complex business problems with creative solutions. Emotional Intelligence, Teamwork, Communication, Creativity, and Cultural Awareness are all fundamentals of the RGME program.

Career Opportunities

Every RGME student will be guided in a course of study by a program mentor to ensure the successful completion of the program and to support individual career development goals. Internships and hands-on learning are a very important part of a student’s program experience. The RGME program offers many internship options including Cleveland Cord Blood, Glendor Inc., ESight, Abeona, and Solutions4USA. Case Western Reserve University has an entire department devoted to finding internships across the country for students. In addition, students may choose independent study in the laboratory of one of the many world-class research members of the NCRM.

Program graduates will qualify for a wide range of jobs, from clinical research to biotech companies to Wall Street. The market is in great demand for highly trained professionals to fill the knowledge gap in all these areas.

Graduate Policies

For graduate policies and procedures, please review the School of Graduate Studies section of the General Bulletin.