Online Certificate in

Precision Medicine Analytics

The future of cancer research is evolving both clinically and analytically. Introducing applicable computer methods to offer cutting-edge solutions into the realm of precision medicine and genetic research, our online graduate certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics bridges the gap between data and biomedical science to better serve patients and revolutionize healthcare.

The future of cancer research is evolving both clinically and analytically. Introducing applicable computer methods to offer cutting-edge solutions into the realm of precision medicine and genetic research, our online graduate certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics bridges the gap between data and biomedical science to better serve patients and revolutionize healthcare.

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Combining Data and Science

With an online graduate certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics, you will learn the latest technological and theoretical frameworks to develop targeted therapies through algorithmic methods that are typically applied within the field of precision medicine. Along with a comprehensive curriculum reflective of current trends and strategies used in computer programming, you’ll receive support and encouragement from our vibrant, virtual Christ-centered community all from an online environment.

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About the Program

The demand for ethical and well-skilled professional scientists motivated to problem solve some of medicine’s greatest questions is critical to the growing field of oncological research. As machine learning continues to become more proficient, biomedical science requires a deeper understanding of genetics/genomics, immunohistochemistry, and histopathobiology alongside technological aspects. As a fully online certificate program, you will not only gain essential knowledge and skills to add to the growing work in cancer research but also advance the medical field for patient’s and their care.

Program Structure

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Throughout the required 15 credit hours, this graduate certificate will prepare future clinical researchers, base scientists, and medical professionals looking to strengthen their current knowledge of biomedicine and analytics. Powerfully combining science and technology, you’ll gain additional insight into the latest developments in biotechnology and how you can boost your career opportunities with the added component of data analytics.

Required Hours

15 hours

Coursework

Introduction to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
Clinical Research Designs
Statistics
Data Analytics
Healthcare Informatics

Upcoming Start Dates

April 30, 2024
August 20, 2024
January 14, 2025

Common Job Titles

Healthcare computer programmer
Data analyst
Clinical or Medical Researcher
Biomathematicians
Biotechnologist

Curriculum

ACU’s Online Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics provides future medical and research professionals the opportunity to learn the introductory materials to better apply computing techniques into clinical practices with the proven advantages of using analytics. Unlike other precision medicine programs, this certificate actively works to draw students from various fields of interests including information systems, computer science, mathematics, and biology – all with the common goal of transforming medicine and treating cancer. 

The online graduate certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics involves 15 credit hours. Courses will touch on various foundational concepts, theories, and applications practiced in cancer research such as developing digital image processing techniques, gaining a historical understanding of drug development and discovery, and designing classical and adaptive clinical trial studies using quantitative methods. This certificate is perfect for those looking to adopt statistical training in order to become more proficient researchers in medical laboratories and healthcare organizations.

Meet the Program Director

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Dr. Jon Wiener, Certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics

Dr. Jon R. Wiener is an assistant professor and program director of all Precision Medicine programs in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at ACU Online. Jon received his Bachelors and Masters 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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The Growing Field of Precision Medicine Analytics

As data science continues to become more essential for medical research, efforts to upskill scientists are now a necessity. In our online Graduate Certificate in Precision Medicine Analytics, you can begin to learn the ins and outs of medical research combined with machine learning, data analytics, and computer engineering. Learn more about why this field is growing and how you can be a part of it.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Allison Sherier

Working as a scientist at Caris Life Sciences and adjunct professor in the Precision Medicine program at ACU Online, Dr. Allison Sherier is highly interested in furthering both the educational development of her fellow Caris colleagues as well as graduate students interested in oncological research. As part of the growing Precision Medicine program, Dr. Sherier is deeply invested in seeing how her courses can impact students to become driven researchers dedicated to advancing cancer science and treatments.

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Student Spotlight: Dr. Maggie Walters

Fresh out of college from sunny Arizona, Maggie Walters always knew she wanted to serve patients with the power and knowledge of biotechnology. Working in the pathology department at Caris Life Sciences and finishing her master’s degree in Precision Medicine with a 4.0 GPA, Maggie is a testament to what it means to joyfully care for patients battling cancer throughout the world.

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Program Director Spotlight: Jon Wiener

Dr. Jon Wiener is one of the country’s leading minds in cancer research and microbiology. From leading teams at world-class medical centers to serving as an academic dean to teaching biology at local community colleges, all of these opportunities have led Jon to his current position as the program director for Precision Medicine at ACU Online. Jon is hyper-focused on building a program that equips dedicated scientists and researchers in the collaborative efforts of technology and medicine to prevent and detect cancer and other illnesses early on.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for biomedical scientists and professionals will increase by 17% by 2031, much faster than the national average. Earning additional credentials to keep up with the advancements in technology, specifically in data analytics, will give you an edge in the job marke.t With over 35,000 positions open in Texas alone, the market for tech-savvy, data-driven researchers is projected to grow across healthcare systems in the country.

Certificate in Precision Medicine Administration

To be considered for admission, students must: 

  • Complete their online application and pay their processing fee. 
  • Submit official transcripts showing earned bachelor’s from a regionally accredited college or university or the equivalent.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, probationary status may be granted for those with a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA.
  • Write a purpose statement addressing career goals and fit with the program, including the Christian identity of the university.
  • Submit a current resume or curriculum vitae. 
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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).