Needham, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
TrialNetworks Co-founder and Chairman Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, has been nominated to serve as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States of America by President Barack Obama.
Dr. Murthy is currently an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. In 2011, President Obama appointed Dr. Murthy to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. His past research has focused on the participation of women and minorities in cancer clinical trials, and his writings and research have been published in Science, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and The Washington Post.
Based on his lifelong commitment to patient wellness and his conviction that modern technology can be used to enhance collaboration among clinical researchers to accelerate drug discovery, Dr. Murthy co-founded TrialNetworks with CEO Eric Silberstein (his Harvard University classmate) and CTO Ezra Freedman.
“Dr. Murthy’s focus has always been on using his experience in medicine and science to find ways to help patients and improve healthcare on a broad scale,” said Silberstein. “His vision and insights led to the creation of TrialNetworks and our Clinical Trial Optimization System, which enables pharmaceutical companies to bring novel therapies to patients faster by running more efficient and higher-quality trials. It is exciting and an honor that Dr. Murthy will now have such a public platform to share and apply his expertise to benefit the health and wellness of individuals across our nation.”
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