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Sanford Weinberg

Sanford “Sandy” Weinberg, 61, of Sandy Springs, Ga., died Oct. 8, 2011. He was born in Newark and grew up in Livingston.

From 1976-present, he served as a regulatory and computer validation consultant to biomedical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries and governments worldwide. He held associate professorships at Drexel and St. Joseph’s universities. He served as president of Weinberg, Spelton & Sax, Inc. (formerly Weinberg Associates, Inc.) from 1986 to 1996, where he developed FDA standards that many companies use today. He was vice president, entrepreneur-in-residence, and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Muhlenberg College, and director of the Institute of Entrepreneurship from 1993 to 2006. He was the senior director of BioDefense, GE Healthcare, 2003-06, and vice president of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance with Tikyah Therapeutics, Inc., 2006-08.

The author of more than 15 books and numerous publications, most notably on FDA regulatory affairs, he currently worked as associate professor of Health Care Management and executive director, Center for Clinical Studies and Regulation, Clayton State University, and also as executive editor of the Journal of Clinical Studies and Regulatory Affairs, published by Informa Healthcare.

He received a BA in political science from Dickinson College in 1972, an MA from the University of North Carolina in 1973, a PhD in Communication Research from the University of Michigan in 1975, and completed post-doctoral studies in computer engineering from the University of Florida in 1976.

An Eagle Scout, he was a life member of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Order of the Arrow, and in 1993 he received the Silver Beaver Award. He served on the executive board of the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America as well as the Atlanta Area Council’s safety and security committee. He also taught wilderness first aid. On the national level, he served on the International Committee and the Jewish Committee on Scouting, taught courses at BSA’s national training center at the Philmont Scout Ranch, and attended several national and international jamborees.

He is survived by his wife, Ronelle Genser; his daughter, Amy Weinberg of Hollywood, Fla.; his son, Joseph of Minneapolis; his parents, Florence and Harold Weinberg of Alpharetta, Ga.; a brother, David Weinberg of Bethesda, Md.; and two grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 10 with arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta. Memorial contributions may be made to Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE, Atlanta, GA 30339; or Congregation Or Hadash, Sandy Springs.

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