Marc McCann

Marc McCann

Precision Health Program Certificate Student
College of Pharmacy PhD in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences Student

Biography

Marc McCann is pursuing his PhD in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences. Marc became interested in precision health during his pharmacy program when he decided to continue his education in pursuit of translational research. To him, it became apparent that the future of medicine was headed towards a personalized approach to which he wanted to be a part of and his internal motivation and creativity was best suited to pursue a career in research. The Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program offers a unique opportunity to personalize his education in that it complements the clinical and translational nature of his current academic affiliation. He is hopeful the certificate program will continue to foster the growth of a seemingly endless network of collaborators and mentors that can offer guidance and direction throughout his career, in addition to the graduate students in the program who have vastly different research experiences and interests. It is important to discuss ideas and work with individuals from other backgrounds when coming from a smaller department like the Clinical Pharmacy department. The Precision Health seminars will afford an interdisciplinary space to stay current on the advancements in other fields, as well as, to learn from and interact with the experts driving the progress. His future goals are unclear at this point but he is leaning towards the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry which he feels the certificate program will strengthen his ability to achieve these goals.