Eric Lefkofksy is the brilliant mind behind the health-tech company, Tempus. As its founder and CEO, he has helped to build an operating system that battles cancer. By using genomic data collected from patients and offering it to physicians who are currently treating cancer patients, Tempus has created the opportunity for doctors to make data-driven, real-time decisions that can change the face of cancer treatment as we know it. Eric is happy to be a part of the movement and has partnered with multiple universities to offer his solution. One of these latest partnerships is with the University of Chicago’s Medicine and Biological Sciences department with the hopes of accelerating the pace of discovery and personalizing as well as improving the treatment for breast cancer patients.
Eric Lefkofksy also supports multiple other causes that are focused on supporting the humanities, arts and culture, the medical field, and education. Along with his wife, he has put together the charitable trust, The Lefkofksy Foundation. The foundation has helped more than 50 organizations, to this day, and among them are Teach for America, After School Matters, The Success Project, Americans for Responsible Solutions, The Human Rights Watch, The Representation Project, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Michigan Health System, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, The Chicago Botanic Garden, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Art Institute of Chicago, and many more. In 2013, his wife and himself also joined The Giving Pledge, which is a campaign that encourages wealthy people to donate to philanthropic causes. Eric in LinkedIn .
Before Eric founded Tempus, he built numerous successful companies. As a co-founder of the famous company, Groupon, he has taken an active role as the CEO and chairman. The billion dollar success of the company can be partly attributed to his vision and foresight, and while he is not as involved in the company as he once was, his presence can still be felt there.
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