The University of Chicago Medicine is known for their research in breast cancer, and has now been offered a helping hand to compile data, to more efficiently treat their breast cancer patients. The organization is Tempus, founded by Eric Lefkofsky in 2015. Tempus uses a combination of genomic sequencing and machine learning to ensure personalized treatment for each and every patient.After graduation in 1987 from Southfield Lathrup High School, Eric obtained two degrees from the University of Michigan. First he obtained a Bachelors of Art degree, then continued to obtain a Juris Doctorate from Michigan Law School in 1993.
Lefkofsky started his career in Carpet sales at the Michigan University. Then in the late 90’s Lefkofsky and a college friend created Starbelly, a site specializing in promotional products. After Starbelly had a unexpected increase in volume, the company was sold to Halo Industries just a year later. After creating and selling a few more companies, Lefkofsky helped create ThePoint.com. ThePoint.com is now known as Groupon.In late 2010 Forbes reported that Groupon was the fastest growing company in history. Eric became the Chief Executive Officer of Groupon in late 2013. Just three years later he co-founded Tempus, the technology Company that allows for personalized care in the treatment of cancer. Eric now serves as their Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. and Mrs. Lefkofsky run a charity that helps fund educational and scientific organizations world wide. Eric also serves on multiple board of directors including, the Chicago Children’s Hospital and The Museum of Science and Industry, as well as the Chicago Art Institute and World Business Chicago. Through all the experience that Lefkofsky has obtained, he has started a career in teaching business in multiple schools around Chicago.Mr. Eric Lefkofsky has proven to be a true blessing to the people of Chicago, and the cancer community as a whole.
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