In a recent press release, Foresite Capital Management announced the appointment of Dr. Molly He, the former director of Illumina, as the firm’s venture partner. Dr. He has over one decade of experience in genomic research and pharmacology.
Dr. He becomes a member of Foresite Capital
According to Foresite Capital Management’s managing director, Mr. Jim Tananbaum, Dr. He is a prominent scientist with a keen interest in the next-generation sequencing. He also added that Foresite Capital Management is glad to have Dr. He as its venture partner. Based on her work background in drug development and genomics, she is bound to be a great asset to this company. Before joining Foresite Capital Management, Dr. He worked at Illumina where she oversaw protein reagent innovation and their subsequent improvements. She also used to work for Pacific Biosciences as she spent her time researching on molecular real-time sequencing chemistry. Dr. He is a graduate of Nankai University and holds a doctorate from the University of California. She has published various articles, and she is a proud owner of over 20 patents in protein biophysics and what Jim knows.
About Mr. Jim Tananbaum
Mr. Jim Tananbaum is a business executive and the founder of Foresite Capital Management, a San Francisco-based company. Mr. Tananbaum is a scholar, and he has studied in some of the finest colleges, such as Yale University, MIT, and Harvard University. Mr. Tananbaum holds a doctorate in medicine, which he acquired in 1989 from the revered Harvard Medical School. He also volunteers at Yale University as a member and president of the Advisory Board. Mr. Tananbaum also serves as the chief advisor for the Harvard-MIT HST Program and more information click here.
Mr. Tananbaum has worked for many firms, including GelTex, a business that manufactures non-systemic drugs. He is the founder of GelTex and managed this company for five years before joining Sierra Ventures in 1993. Mr. Tananbaum later helped establish Theravance (THRX) and served as its chief executive. He has served as the M.D. of Prospect Venture Partners for close to a decade. While working for this firm, he oversaw the PVP2 & PVP3 project. Currently, he serves as the principal of Foresite Capital Management, a company that manages healthcare investment fund and resume him.
With the advancement in technology, new trends come in almost every other day. Some people love to keep an eye on the new technological trends and are making money out of it. But, for them, it is not just about the money. It is about how technology is changing the world we live in.
Jason Hope recently blogged about his thoughts about Internet of Things. He described how people could benefit from IoT and to encourage people to embrace it.
While most people think of smartphones when they think of IoT, it is much more than that. Everything we see around us, from car to our homes, technology is used to control all of it. Internet of Things has made a lot of stuff possible. The cameras that are installed in our homes send data via technology to our smartphones so that we can keep our loved ones safe. It is just one example of how IoT have made our life easier and more secure.
Jason Hope Actively supports young entrepreneurs and offer investments on their technological products. While he was growing up, he realized that only a few people would support such projects and wanted to change it. Jason Hope has an incubation program from where he picks up talented and young entrepreneurs who have great ideas and invests on their plans and implementation. Jason Hope supports a number of non-profit organizations and believes in giving back to the community. He works closely with many foundations that help those in need.
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Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. is one of the world’s largest wholesale mortgage document research company, and it continues to set records every day. Established in 1991, the company is located in Palm Harbor, Florida. It employs over 600 people who work in three different states. The company leads the industry in volume and compliance and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Nationwide is the choice of eight out of ten of the top retail lenders and mortgage companies in the United States. This is a significant fact because the margins for error are very small in a process that could be a very mistake prone business. The sheer volume of documents that are transmitted to clients is huge, but Nationwide has honed the process to nearly zero errors.
Nationwide has a compliance rate of 99.89% and a failure rate of only .78%. These figures are saying that almost 100% of the documents sent reach their destination on time and without error.
One reason for all of this success is the quality of the employees who work for Nationwide. Their training and dedication are remarkable. The initial training that each new employee receives is intense for three weeks, but it continues as they go to work on the floor. A supervisor still monitors them closely until they master the process.
There are also additional training modules that are available for further training. These modules are required for advancement, and up to 70% of the workforce takes part in this level of training. Without the dedication and concentration of good employees, all of the accolades and record-setting performances would be for naught.
John Hillman, CEO of Nationwide recently made an industry-wide podcast where he stated how a good workforce could be trained to think at the highest levels. In other words, you get what you train for and then expect on a continual basis. Compliance is something that is talked about a lot in the industry, but the expectations are not always high enough.
He went on to point out that the mortgage business can be a stressful experience for employees and that Nationwide recognizes this and that there are procedures in place for employees to take short breaks from time to time to have short “time-outs” while someone temporarily “pinch hits” during that time.
Nationwide is very active in the local Palm Harbor and Tampa communities and they participate in various charities such as “Feeding Tampa Bay.” the Ronald McDonald House, Southeastern Guide Dogs, and Habitat Pinellas.
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- Category: Health & Business, Health Company Functions
- Published: April 17, 2017
Did you know that one of the biggest independent practices that specialize in anesthesiology is here in the United States? That’s right! Did you know that this special medical organization has up to 130 nurses as well as about 80 doctors? If you aren’t from the Austin, Texas Area then you probably don’t know about Capital Anesthesiology Association, but just know that it is one of the leaders in anesthesia services. CAA covers the full gambit of anesthesiology services as it provides the most relaxed environments possible and this is why.
Capital Anesthesiology Association is the leader of the pack because it lives up to the hype and it delivers on all promises. This organization just know how to get the job done effectively and efficient. This huge organization has a strong philanthropic presence in the charitable community. It donates plenty of services and time to non-profit organizations such as Family Eldercare, Dell Children’s Surgical Global Outreach, Austin Smiles, and many more. Did you that CAA provides top notch services for medical facilities in the area? Here are a few below:
- Texas Surgery Center
- Strictly Pediatrics
- Brackenridge Hospital
- Texas Orthopedics
- Dell Children’s Medical Center
- And many more
Whatever challenges of life throws at us all, we’re fortunate to be living in such an advanced society with advanced capabilities and CAA personifies this perfectly.
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Olympic Valley, a place for skiers with a few small restaurants and a resort, has been reported all the way back in November of high levels of E. Coli (may cause food poisoning in children and the elderly). The specific type is known as Coliform (caused by fecal contamination and may cause diarrhea) and is scattered across the water wells. The potential health issue has been reduced after testing in some of the wells that the bacteria has shown low levels of Coliform. Luckily no health issues have been reported but people in the area are not allowed to consume the Valley’s water.
Restaurants have remained closed since the finding of the bacteria, but skiers may go about their day skiing from top to bottom of the local resort. The resort is, however serving complimentary bottles of water until they are fully assured that the water is safe to drink once again.
This was all caused by a storm which flooded quite a few water filtration systems in the area. Olympic Valley is demonstrating great amounts of progression in terms of resolving the issue. There are clear forms put up to warn visitors to not consume the water and to eat the pre-packaged food they provided everyone.
Though not all of the bacteria is harmful, visitors will not be allowed to drink the water until there shows absolutely no signs of any left over bacteria. This type of bacteria does not do very well in a cold environment, so the snow is definitely helping kill off any remaining Coliform. But don’t worry, bathrooms are available for use. They have plenty of chlorine in the water to assure you that you may wash your hands and what not. Since November 8th, there have been tests everyday, and future days, until the water is safe for consumption again. Squaw Valley is showing great improvement. A little more patience is all that is needed for the time being.
Securus Technologies is the most popular name in the field of prison communication technologies and has been a leader in the area for over a decade. The company offers some products and services to the law enforcement agencies, public safety sector and inmates to make the prison environment safe and help with crime prevention. The company focuses highly on research and development and has over 600 patents, which clearly reflects the company’s understanding of the sector and its commitment to provide popular as well as unconventional products and services in the field at affordable price range.
It is for this reason that Securus Technologies beat over 2,300 companies in the race to win the Gold Stevie Awards. It is one of the most famous and reputed awards in the corporate sector and having to beat so many companies to reign on top clearly showcases the effort company puts into bringing new and innovative products and services in the industry and taking care of its customers’ inquiries diligently and efficiently.
Securus Technologies won the Gold Stevie Awards in the client’s service department, and it has boosted the morale of the company to provide even better customer service, ensuring the customers always get the value for their money. The entire customer service process of the company is modeled to enhance the client’s experience of the enterprise. The Stevie Awards is the organizer of seven other international awards in the corporate sector, including American Business Awards and International Business Awards.
Securus Technologies were given the Gold award after heavy screening of the company’s operational structure and workings, which was judged by the preliminary jury of 77 judges. The results from the 77 jury members were given to a special committee, who further scrutinized the results given and thereafter made the final announcement that Securus Technologies is the winner. I have used the services of Securus Technologies for many years when I was incarcerated and can say they are amongst the best service providers in the prison telecommunications field.
Josh Verne recently shared his practical advise for professionals on his podcast. Verne has over 20 years of experience, and is known for founding workspays.me in 2012 with fellow businessman and childhood best friend Jon Dorfman. He is also the CEO of the company. The company was sold in 2014 to Global Analytics Holding.
Josh Verne says that it’s important for business leaders to focus on true leadership rather than being a boss. A leader looks out for the best interest of others and earns the respect of his team members, while a boss only looks out for his own interests and demands respect from others. Josh Verne also asserts that it’s important to listen intently instead of always giving out orders. This lets team members know that they are heard and motivates them to work harder, which contributes significantly to the success of the company. Finalizing business deals that benefit everyone is also essential for professional leaders. Each work-related venture should benefit the leader, as well as the team members, the company and the community.
Verne is also known for founding FlockU.com, a peer-to-peer content exchange in Pennsylvania for college students. The company was founded in 2016 and he is the organization’s CEO.
Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO as well as co-founder of Tempus. This is company dealing with technology. It has built an operating system that can help in the fight against cancer. Eric Lefkofsky is a founding partner of Lightbank which is a venture fund that invests in disruptive technologies.Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Groupon and its Chairman too. This is a global e-commerce platform. He is the founder of Uptake Technologies which is an analytics platform for some of the largest industries in the world. He is also behind Mediaocean which provides various integrated procurement technologies. Echo Global Logistics is another transportation as well as logistics outsourcing company driven by technology that is promoted by Eric Lefkofsky. Next is InnerWorkings that is a provider of a number of print as well as promotional solutions globally.
Tempus is a cancer fighting startup. It comes from Eric Lefkofsky, the Groupon founder. With Tempus, Eric Lefkofsky wants to give data to doctors at the University of Chicago so that they can treat breast cancer patients in a much better way.Chicago-based Tempus has just announced its partnership with the University of Chicago Medicine Thursday. As per this partnership, Tempus will be providing molecular sequencing and analysis. This will be provided to the UChicago’s breast cancer specialists. It will help the doctors to create highly personalized treatment plans for their breast cancer patients. Here data will be analyzed from nearly 1,000 breast cancer patients. This type of data analysis will help doctors as well as researchers to uncover patterns that will be able to predict the response of patients to treatment.
Over time, it is expected that this data will help in providing better treatment along with highly improved patient outcomes.The fact is that breast cancer is one of the most common cancers today. But still there is very little accessible data that is available on the millions of patients who are battling or have battled this disease. Hence too many physicians are being forced to make treatment decisions with no help coming in from highly specific genetic information. Tempus will help them to make better informed decisions.
Many people have heard the name Eric Lefkofsky at least once or twice. After all, his entrepreneurial spirit is just one of the many reasons that he has had so much success in his business career, even before he was finished with his studies at the University of Michigan. It only makes sense that someone that started selling carpet while he was still in college would eventually figure out how to run a successful business in just about any field. As such, he already had the makings of a great entrepreneur and Eric Lefkofsky has proven that fact time and again with the successes of the various companies that he has been associated with.
Even if you haven’t heard the name, you have certainly heard of one of the companies that he has been involved with, as he co-founded the popular company Groupon. This alone should serve to indicate the type of skill he has when it comes to entrepreneurial endeavors, not to mention his overall creativity. Groupon quickly rose to the top as one of the most creative ideas out there and it is still just as popular today. Almost everyone has used it at one time or another. It works well for both businesses and individuals, as it drives new customers to businesses while at the same time giving the customer a great discount. The idea is to create a lifelong relationship so that the business can grow and the client can find a new place to get great products and services at a fair price.
Of course, his entrepreneurial endeavors did not end with creating Groupon and his resume. As previously mentioned, he has been involved with a number of immensely successful companies. While he is still the chairman of Groupon, he is deeply involved with another company known as Tempus. This is another innovative company that has the potential to change the world for the better. It is a company that is focusing on cancer research from a new approach, that of defining how a person gets cancer, using genomic testing. In other words, it is helping to clarify who is most at risk for the disease and at the same time, working to better understand why it happens and how it can be stopped in its tracks. His involvement was this company at the top level is a huge asset to the company, not to mention anyone who could stand to benefit from dramatic advances in cancer treatment.
Bruce Levenson is in the midst of a legal battle with AIG, the former insurance provider for the Atlanta Hawks’ ownership. Levenson and Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment (AHBE) had sold the team back in 2015 to Forbes billionaire Tony Ressler, and not long before the sale they decided to buyout then General Manager Danny Ferry’s contract. Ferry hadn’t been happy with all the terms of the deal and he decided to file a claim with AIG that according to his attorneys, was within his right to do. AIG has denied payouts to all parties involved in the matter, and now Levenson and AHBE are in court filing a lawsuit against AIG.
Levenson bought the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 and owned the team for nearly 12 years. But he’s also been the longtime Chairman of Unified Communications Group (UCG), a publication and big data company that he co-founded along with Ed Peskowitz. Levenson has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Washington University and a master’s in law from American University. He started off as an editor for the Washington Star, then decided to start his own publications business right from his own home. He and Peskowitz grew the company that became UCG into a major international company, and several subsidiaries that spun off of the company include TechTarget and GasBuddy. Also see, http://brucelevenson.com/.
Levenson has helped young inner city people through his philanthropy work, and that includes raising scholarship funds through Hoop Dreams and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation. Levenson has also been involved with the Holocaust Memorial Museum and helped start the “Bringing the Lessons Home” program for young people. He also took the Atlanta Hawks basketball team there in 2014 to relive the event and hear his mother-in-law’s story of survival. Levenson also started the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland.