Eric Lefkofksy is leading his company Tempus into the future by supporting precision medicine through data. It was when he discovered that the medical community and especially the cancer-care community was not up-to-date with the latest in technology that he decided to to something about it. Tempus aims to gather all of the loose data out there related to treating cancer patients and put it all in a database that can be accessed by the medical professionals who need it most. One of the challenges that company moved through was the fact that a lot of the data that it needed came from the notes of physicians, which are hard to translate and analyze. The company dealt with creating a system that can read these notes and put them to use. Now, Tempus and Eric Lefkofsky are looking to genome sequencing to unlock further mysteries for how to deal with the deadly disease of cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tempus, which is a tech company that allows physicians to offer their cancer patients personalized care based on solid data. He also helped to found Lightbank, which is a venture fund that invests in technologies that are disruptive. Lefkofksy attended the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor and has always appreciated the value of a good education. In order to help out in this area, he teaches at different business schools in the Chicago area and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
In 2006, along with his wife, Eric Lefkofsky put together the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which is a private charity that helps to improve people’s lives. The foundation, specifically, focuses its efforts on the sectors of education, basic human rights, the arts and culture, and medicine. Mr. Lefkofsky is also a trustee of The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and The Art Institute of Chicago. It his hope to see a better world and a better Chicago during his lifetime.
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