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Eric Lefkofsky Modernizes the Healthcare Industry

When it comes to healthcare and modern technology many specialists would agree there is a large gap left to be filled in between the two. This held true until that gap was filled by Eric Lefkofsky and his company called Tempus. Tempus has led cancer care to become even more effective by creating a technological platform that enables the massive amount of data collected from cancer patients to be delivered faster and simpler. This platform more particularly analyzes and examines each individual cancer patient’s clinical and molecular data in order to provide a more effective and inclusive electronic health record. Tempus is promoting the fight of cancer on molecular and cellular levels thus promoting human genome sequencing.

One of the many reasons Tempus is so dedicated to advancing technologies in order to fight cancer is because of the aforementioned Co-Founder and CEO of Tempus Eric Lefkofsky and his very personal story with cancer. Eric was born in Michigan during the year of 1969. After graduating from the University of Michigan with honors in 1991 he earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law school. Even though he was born and raised in Michigan Lefkofsky eventually moved to Chicago. After moving to Chicago Eric Lefkofsky received teaching jobs at prestigious schools including DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Managment. For now, he is keeping his teaching skills sharp by teaching at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

After falling in love and marrying Liz, his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. After this diagnoses and initial journey into the fight against cancer, Lefkofsky saw on a direct level just how much work needed to be done to advance the industry. Thanks to him noticing this area desperately in need of advancement and taking charge Tempus can go on to help the projected 19 million people that could have some form of cancer by the year 2024.

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