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Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Processes Breast Cancer Data for the Chicago Medical School

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Many of us contribute to organizations dedicated to cancer research in hopes that our money will help find a cure and this is a good idea.However, something we don’t often realize is that the data gathered by all this cancer research to which we contribute is not lodged in some central location, available to all medical personnel for analysis and research. The organizations that conduct research own the information and though they certainly use it to the best of their abilities, it is of limited usefulness because of the curtailed number of people who can access the data.

Enter Eric Lefkofsky. Lefkofshy realized that there was a great amount of cancer data floating around hospitals and medical centers that was not being exploited by a wide audience. He founded a company, Tempus, to take all the little bits of data floating around in an environment and organize it into information.Currently, Lefkofsky is on a project for the University of Chicago School of Medicine to take the data of over 1000 breast cancer patients, organize it into a useful format, and make it available to all personnel authorized by the university. This is a large step forward for breast cancer practitioners.

As a rule, physicians have only the information of their own patients and that of published studies on which to base their treatment. This limited experience and exposure equally limits the information a particular doctor can bring into treatment decisions. With this large sampling, researchers and physicians at the University of Chicago will have a very large, well-organized body of information available. They can use this as a basis for future research, for treatment options and for creating a foundation for future analysis.Eric Lefofsky is a bit of an anomaly in the medical world. He has a degree in law from the prestigious University of Michigan and is the founder of Groupon, a universe of discount coupons to everything from blue jeans to ocean voyages. Lefofsky has served as a trustee of the Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, the Chicago Art Institute and the Steppenwold Theater among many other charitable and professional involvements.

 

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Dr. Walden has left her mark on the Texas medical community

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While many think plastic surgery is all about vanity, it is actually a vital service. The right plastic surgeon can restore your skin, eliminate past scarring, and restore your confidence. Millions of people need plastics surgery, and they deserve the best plastic surgeon’s possible. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to find the right plastic surgeon. Texas has several wonderful plastic surgeon’s to choose from, but one of the most talented surgeons in the area is Dr. Jennifer Walden.

Jennifer Walden is the quintessential hometown girl. She grew up in the Northwest Hills part of Austin and had deep ties to the medical community. Her father was a well-known dentist while her mother chose to work as a nurse. They were both deeply respected in the medical community. Jennifer was mentored by both of her parents, and she excelled in school. After years of hard work in school, she received her acceptance letter from UT Austin, her dream school. Her time at UT Austin was well spent, and she easily made it into medical school. Throughout her time in medical school, she displayed her skill and knowledge. She graduated as the Salutatorian of her class and was accepted into the plastic surgery program at UT Galveston. After her time in Galveston, she went into an exclusive fellowship at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. There she was mentored by the best plastic surgeons in the world. She enjoyed her time there, but when she finished her fellowship, she longed to return back to her home.

Jennifer came home to raise her family and start her own practice. She quickly made her mark in the Austin medical community. She has her own operating room and her patients are consistently impressed with her bedside manner and her surgery skills. Dr. Walden has left an especially large mark in her specialty, labiaplasty. Hundreds of women are now more comfortable with their body, thanks to her surgery skills. Jennifer is proud of her hard work.

Thousands of people in the Austin area need a skilled plastic surgeon, and fortunately, Jennifer is one of the top surgeons in Texas.