Meet Gavin - The Health Care Research and Discovery Featured Student

Authored By: dies0044 02/11/2022

Health Care Research and Discovery

Tomorrow’s groundbreaking health protocols result from today’s research and discovery. Outstanding research opportunities for all UMR students prepare them for careers that apply rigorous investigation and analysis to grand health challenges of the 21st century.

Gavin Mark

Gavin Mark ‘14

Health Care Research and Discovery
Major: Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Hometown: Coon Rapids, MN

How did your Capstone experience prepare you for your future in what you’re currently doing? My Capstone helped me better understand the research process, which is a core component of my work.

What are you currently doing? I am a Clinical Research Associate at Syneos Health on assignment with AbbVie. I ensure research sites comply with the protocol and good clinical practice regulations for phase I-IV clinical trials in oncology.

Is there a certain instructor that greatly impacted your time at UMR? I appreciate the opportunity to learn from all my instructors. I am especially grateful for what I learned from Dr. Molly Dingel, Dr. Marcia Nichols and Dr. Robert Dunbar. I gained skills in their courses that I use every day.


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