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About the Program
The graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine provides foundational training in theory and techniques for the development of targeted therapies through genetics/genomics, immunohistochemistry, and histopathobiology. As a fully online program, you will gain essential knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field while continuing in your current professions.
All the Details on Your Degree
The Certificate in Precision Medicine is designed for medical professionals, clinical researchers, and healthcare administrators seeking foundational scientific and operations expertise pertinent to the evolving clinical advances in precision medicine. Work toward this graduate certificate will, in most cases, be applicable to the online Master of Science in Precision Medicine program.
12 month timeframe
Histopathology and Molecular Biology of Cancer
Molecular Targets in Precision Medicine
Essential Clinical Laboratory Operations/ Management Skills
Applied Medical Genetics/ Pharmacogenomics
Upcoming Start Dates
January 10, 2023
May 2, 2023
Common Job Titles
Clinical Laboratory Technologist or Technician
Histotechnologist and Technician
Pharmacology Laboratory Technician
Natural Science Research Manager
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Jon Wiener, Certificate in Precision Medicine
Dr. Jon R. Wiener is an assistant professor and program director of Precision Medicine in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at ACU Online. Jon received his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Microbiology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Virginia, all degrees specializing in the structure and pathogenesis of infectious mammalian viruses.
Following a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke University in the evolution of viral genomes, he stayed on as a junior faculty member at Duke in the Departments of Surgery and Ob-Gyn where his research centered on the molecular biology of Human Breast and Ovarian Cancer pathogenesis and metastasis. He subsequently moved to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where his research in Ovarian Cancer continued, and he became the Dean of Academic Affairs for the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences for ten years. A subsequent move to Asheville, NC resulted in being a community college dean: 7 years as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and 5 years as Dean of Allied Health.
He is the author of 36 peer-reviewed papers, six book chapters, and 28 meeting abstracts. His hobbies include teaching martial arts, playing the guitar, and spending time with family and friends.
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