There are many ways to save the world, but science may just be the most effective, and that is where American entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky becomes relevant.
Who is Eric Lefkofsky?
Born and raised in Southfield, Michigan to a structural engineer father, and school teacher mother. Lefkofsky attended the University of Michigan, graduating with honors is 1991, he then attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1993.
Today, he is the co-founder and CEO of life saving company Tempus; a technology company which has built an operating system to combat cancer.
Tempus uses proprietary data analytics to study the genomic sequencing of cancer patients, in combination with deep machine learning to help physicians obtain a unique and thorough understanding of each patients cancer.
Providing doctors with everything from molecular, phenotypic, and therapeutic insights to supplement the usual standard of care model.
Tempus’ analytics platform enabled doctors to gain invaluable and comprehensive insights and understanding of a patients cancer situation by taking in huge amounts of genomic data and analyzing it using Tempus’ algorithms.
This invaluable data can then be compared to patients with similar molecule profiles, often time revealing more opportunities for treatment and care by enabling doctors to peak into the potential future of the patients cancer.
Tempus’ technology is a potential game changer in the arduous fight against cancer, but also a pivotal moment in medical technology, and the nature of data analytics in the years to come.
Eric Lefkofsky has fingers in many pies, in fields ranging from medicine (as you’ve just learned) to eCommerce, to economics, to business. A dedicated entrepreneur with an eye keenly set on the future. However, he is also deeply entrenched in philanthropic efforts.
In 2006, Eric Lefkofsky and his wife, Elizabeth, began the Lefkofsky Family Foundation; a charitable trust that is dedicated to the betterment of human life across the globe. Check and follow his linkedin.com page.
The Lefkosfky Family Foundation is dedicated to advancing such things as research efforts, high-impact programs, and initiatives that will enhance the quality of life in the communities that they serve.
Lefkofsky Family Foundation (or LFF) works to achieve this by ensuring access to quality education for children, advocating for and propelling innovative medical research, expanding cultural initiatives, and by working to improve fundamental human rights. Read more on builtinchicago.org
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation; has an emphasis on bettering the lives of children, and has funded more than 50 innovative and beneficial organizations to date.
Eric Lefkofsky evidently has his finger on the pulse of the future, whether that future lies in medicine, or in the direct betterment of human lives.
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