In addition to his current role as Senior Advisor, Dr. Sonstein is Chair of the Committee on Accreditation of Academic Programs in Clinical Research. Previously, he was founder and director of the academic programs in Clinical Research at Eastern Michigan University, one of the first programs to offer academic credit for content in clinical research. During his academic career, he served as faculty member, program director, department head and assistant dean at Eastern Michigan University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Dayton and Columbus College. He earned a BS from Rutgers University and a PhD in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Hahnemann Medical College, has conducted basic, preclinical and clinical research in the area of antibiotic mechanism of action and antibiotic resistance, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He is Co-chair of the Joint Task Force for Clinical Trial Competency, is a Commissioner on the Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and serves on the Certification Board of the Regulatory Affairs Professions Society. He was a founding member of the Consortium of Academic Programs in Clinical Research and has served on the Board of Directors of the Drug Information Association and the Advisory Board of the Inter-American Foundation for Clinical Research.