Alumni Spotlight: Brad Henderson, Master’s in Drug Development Graduate

UC MSDD Alumni Working in Design Patient-Reported Outcomes

Brad Henderson is an eClinical Project Manager at Medpace, a global, full-service clinical contract research organization (CRO) based in Cincinnati with 3,400 employees where he designs Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) platforms and databases for capturing study data directly from the patients.

UC Online recently talked with Brad about his career and experience at the University of Cincinnati and the Drug Development Programs. He provided his perspective on the program and how it helped him in his role at Medpace.

Q: What motivated you to seek your MS?

I have always wanted to further my education after graduating, but I was unsure of which route to take. After working in the research industry for a few years, I found this program to be an exciting idea.

Q: Why did you select the Drug Development program?

I gained a bigger respect for the complexity of clinical trials after starting at Medpace. I wanted to gain expertise in the fields surrounding drug development and how I can make an impact in the industry moving forward.

Q: Why did you select UC, and are you happy with your choice?

I graduated with a degree in Biopsychology from UC and enjoyed my experience a lot.

Q: How did you handle the school, work, life balance while in the program?

The course presented some challenging tasks, but the program helped me balance my work, school, and life.

Q: What is a favorite memory or a proud moment you had during the MSDD program?

I felt very proud after giving my final presentation to the program staff. The program is led by a very talented and accomplished faculty that provides the student with a sense that they completed a huge goal and are going to be able to contribute to the industry.

Q: How has your degree helped you in your career?

The program helped me understand many parts of drug development that occur before and after my responsibilities. It has allowed me to plan accordingly for different projects depending on their backgrounds and how much work has gone into them before reaching me.

Q: Who is the MSDD program a good fit for?

The MSDD program is a good fit for anyone looking to further their education in the pharmaceutical field with minimal impact on their daily routine.

Q: Do you have any advice for future students looking into the MSDD program?

Be prepared for a large variety of classes. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount I learned ranging from actual molecular science to statistics to regulatory aspect.

Learn More About the Drug Development Programs with UC Online

The Pharmaceutics and Drug Development program from the University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is truly flexible and fully online. Accelerate your career while gaining a clearer vision of drug development for all phases of research from regulatory, pre-clinical to clinical, and beyond with a program built for busy working professionals in the field.

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