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Thor Halvorssen, Profession and Human Rights Activism

Born in 1976 in Caracas, Venezuela (Born and raised there), Thor is an adept producer and actor who had made come up with famous movies like Uprising, Halo Stars and 2081. He is the owner of the Human Rights Foundation, HRF that is based in New York which he launched in 2005. His father who was a confidant of the Norwegian King had to relocate to Venezuela after the German invasion of his country. Thor suffered when the Venezuelan Government harassed his parents for uncovering the corruption there. This did not deter him but made him strong and fought for human rights for all after seeing the inequality in the Venezuelan communism.

Mr Thor Loves all people especially the vulnerable ones who are fighting against regimes for fair treatment of the citizen. He loves dissidents, defectors, and freedom fighters more who confidently stands against tyranny.

In his endeavor, striving for equality, he has been beaten up. In 2010 he and his cameraman were in Vietnam to talk with Thich Quang Do whose Buddhist Church had been banned and spent 28 years of house arrest. After winding up the interview he was confronted by the Vietnamese authorities, arrested and detained but they talked their way out of custody. He believes that we should roll up our sleeves and help those who are trying to fight for their rights, period. Click here to watch video.

Some say he is a critic of the leftist Latin American dictators and is given money from the right wing conservative foundations. He, however, rubbishes that notion and insists that he is a “Classical Liberal.” Thor dislikes the dictators because they discriminate. He works with any wing provided they are in opposition to the dictatorial regime. His mains aim and dreams are to cover various corners of the world and cushion those who are fighting for a good cause and freedom. He interacts with dissidents, political prisoners and lends them a megaphone.

The CEO Behind USHealth’s Success Receives a Golden Award for His Dedication

Every American that is interested in the healthcare industry has already heard the famous name of the USHealth Group and their success at providing innovative health treatments that are award-winning and some of the best treatment methods in the market.

The triumph of USHealth would not be possible without the exceptional leadership of Troy McQuagge, the CEO of the company, who has been accompanying the group through their downfalls and successes for more than six years.

The inspiring leadership of Troy McQuagge was recognized this year when the executive received the Gold award as CEO of the year in the very prestigious One Planet Awards, a system that rewards entrepreneurs and company leaders with dedication and expertise at their areas.

Troy McQuagge is also the President of the USHealth Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the company. Before joining the central sector, he began his career with the group in 2010 as President & CEO of the USHealth Advisory office. The impressive work that he did at the firm earned him the spot in the central administration office that he has today.

The One Planet Awards are prestigious as many executives of the world are annually submitting their biographies and participating in the contest. The nominations are very competitive, and the Gold position shows the extreme passion that Mr. McQuagge has for his job in the USHealth firm.

Troy joined the team, and his first mission was to organize everything to set the company at its best working rate. By dedicating his time and effort in administrating the staff, educating the employees of the company and, more importantly, putting the customer above everything else, the CEO of the company has turned the slowly-growing company into a group that skyrocketed in reputation.

Positive feedback from clients of USHealh Group are usually complimenting the top notch treatments that are offered, but they also praise the administration staff for the impressive work that the team has put in updating the procedures in order to make them as customer-friendly as possible.

Troy McQuagge stated that he was incredibly honored in receiving the golden position of the One Planet Awards, and it meant a lot to the extreme dedication that he puts in delivering the best service, not only to the patients, who already know the man by heart but also in assisting the employees that also have extreme dedication in making everything work as optimally as possible.

One of the employees of USHealth spoke about his relationship with Troy and the administration team. According to him, Troy is always smiley and excited to talk to his employees at any given time. Without him, the company would not be as functional nor as exciting to work for.

To learn more about the nomination, follow this link: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13954535.htm

Eric Lefkofsky Turns His Talents to Fighting Cancer

Recently Eric Lefkofsky, one of the co-founders of Groupon, had a personal experience that has motivated him to start another company dedicated to providing data to doctors who are fighting the battle against cancer. After his wife received a diagnosed for breast cancer, he soon realized that data regarding this disease was not readily available. Mr. Eric stated it seemed to him that many times truck drivers had more data available about how to do their jobs than was available to oncologists.

The new startup is Tempus and Eric is the CEO. There is lots of data out there; the problem is doctors need data about several things, Tempus is going to combine data about both genomic information with therapeutic data. Eric notes, gathering molecular data is fine, but the physician also has to have clinical data, as well as therapeutic and outcome response data. Besides knowing about a patient’s DNA and RNA makeup, clinicians should have information about what treatments the patient is on and how well they are responding to current treatment.

As an example, Eric explains, when a researcher is studying a group of breast cancer patients taking Herceptin, why are some of the group experiencing a much higher success rate than others. Questions like, are they diabetics? Or what other medications are they taking? Rather than spend months and a lot of money responding to these issues Tempus is designed to provide this information between researchers, physicians, and others quickly. This data is used to develop a treatment plan for each patient that will lead to better results.

Eric Lefkofsky is perhaps best known as the co-founder of Groupon, but he has also launched several other highly successful companies. Eric is a founding partner in Lightbank, a fund investing in disruptive technologies, Echo Global Logistics, transportation, and logistics outsourcing firm, and InnerWorkings, a worldwide provider of print and promotional solutions, to mention only a few.

Eric studied at the University of Michigan; he received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. Besides his well-known business accomplishments, Eric Lefkofsky is very involved in initiatives that better the lives of people living in the communities served. In 2006 Eric and his wife Liz founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, he is a trustee on several organizations that serve the Chicago area, including The Museum of Science and Industry.

Human Right Advocate- Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen loves people, and at a very young age, he has been involved in human right advocacy. Mr. Thor grew up in a family where fighting and standing for the right of others was there everyday task and right. Thor was born in 1972, and he came from a royal family. His mother was a descendant of the Venezuelan first President while his father was a Venezuelan Ambassador for anti-narcotics affair. Thor parents were also a human right activist. His father died in a Venezuelan prison, while his mother was shot dead during a demonstration.

After his High School graduation, Mr. Thor attended the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in political science and history. Mr. Halvorssen is the President and the founder of Human Rights Foundation, a group that has a mandate of advocating for human rights all over the world. Human Rights Foundation is located in New York, and since its inception, it has released more than seven prisoners. Thor Halvorssen has also founded several other organizations including Oslo Freedom which can well be described as a remarkable human rights festival which is on the way to becoming a human right equivalent to Davos Economic Forum. Oslo Freedom Forum is organized each year.

Thor Halvorssen is very passionate about personal advocacy, and he has also produced films related to what he loves doing. His films focus on public policy, public interest support, individual rights, and civil freedoms. He is also a leader who over the years has been recognized for his effective leadership skills. Thor is the Patron of Czech-based Children’s peace movement, on Own feet, he has also established Moving Pictures Institute. Thor is a go-getter, and recently he bought NyTid which is Norwegian news magazine.

Thor has been showing continuous efforts which have given human opportunity to receive awards and recognition including being honored by the University of Pennsylvanian President Judith Rodin for his efforts to protect students’ speech. He was awarded the Sol FeinstoneAward.In 2010 he was given a presidential silver medal in honor of commemorating the Romanian Revolution 10th Anniversary. Emil Constantinescu, a Romanian leader, presented the award to Thor. Thor is a fighter whose success is based on others peace of mind and rights.

How Dr. Siegall Became A Leader In The Fight Against Cancer

Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Maryland where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology. He attended George Washington University as well and graduated with his Ph.D. in Genetics. Dr. Siegall is a well-known cancer researcher and biotechnology business leader. He became passionate about developing cancer drugs when he experienced his father dying of cancer when Clay was 24. At the time, oncologists didn’t have very many options to treat people with cancer, a state that Clay decided to personally address.

In 1988, Dr. Clay Siegall started his professional career at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. After serving there for three years, he moved to Seattle, Washington and joined the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute where he was a senior researcher that was focused on developing antibody-drug conjugates as a promising way to treat cancer. He served at this institute until 1997.

In 1998, Clay Siegall co-founded Seattle Genetics, Inc., in Bothell, Washington. As the company’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, he oversees the company’s research into cancer and ways to cure it. Their first drug to be released on the market, ADCETRIS, which treats different forms of lymphoma and shows promise treating other forms of cancer. ADCETRIS, through a partnership that Dr. Siegall formed with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, is now successfully treating cancer patients in over 65 countries across the globe.

One of the most important strategies that Dr. Siegall pursues is developing collaborative relationships with other pharmaceutical companies. This approach helps to extend his company’s technological reach and research as well as enables him to have a great deal more resources than if he tried to go it alone. He has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in biotechnology including GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Genentech, and AbbVie.

As a leader in the cancer research industry, Dr. Siegall is also deeply involved with other pharmaceutical firms. He serves on the Board of Directors for a number of other organizations including Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Alder BioPharmaceuticals, and Mirna Therapeutics Inc. He also serves on the Washington Roundtable, a group of senior executives around the state of Washington.