Biography of Patrick J. Wasson
Patrick currently works for the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University as their Assistant Director of Application Development, where he manages the application development team responsible for the strategy, development, design and support of the suite of web applications and database systems within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine. Patrick holds a Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University and Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Temple University.
Patrick is an Adjunct Professor for the College of Public Health and the Fox School of Business within Temple University teaching Healthcare Database Management Systems Design, Development, and Analysis (HIM 8013), Managing Health Informatics Systems (HIM 8012) and Data Centric Application Development (MIS 3501).
Prior to joining the Temple University School of Medicine, Patrick worked for Cigna as an Application Development Senior Specialist. Within Cigna's HRIT department Patrick was responsible for engineering new enterprise wide web applications, enhancing current systems and supporting existing processes and systems within the human resources and corporate realm.
Patrick has also worked for GlaxoSmithKline initially in their IT Development Program, which he was hired into straight out of the Temple University MIS program. After 3, 1 year rotations in various IT departments in GSK, including Connectivity Engineering, Central IT Applications and Application Hosting Patrick was hired into the Threat and Vulnerability Management group within the Information Security Assurance department in GSK. While Patrick was in Security with GSK he served as the Lead Web Application Security Tester, where he performed the entire web threat assessment process throughout the entire organization. Prior to GlaxoSmithKline, Patrick was a network administrator for Bohler Engineering.