Scott M Rocklage is a PhD who joined a company called 5AM Ventures in 2003. He began as a venture partner and eventually became a managing partner in 2004. For over three decades Dr. Rocklage has been in the field of healthcare management. He helped to gain FDA approval for new drugs including Omniscan, Teslascan and Cupicin. He is an inventor or he helped in inventing up over 30 United States patents. He currently has an office in Boston Massachusetts.
Dr. Scott M Rocklage has been interested in the life sciences. He is also a venture capitalist. He has combined these two interests to form his company called 5AM Ventures. He choose this name because the company is in it’s early stages of development. Sometimes he finds himself studying life science based material. Other times he meets with management teams from portfolio companies and sometimes he attends Board meetings. He likes to work with people to turn ideas into medicines to help unmet medical problems people are experiencing.
Dr. Scott M Rocklage is interested with helping people who suffer from muscular dystrophy. His company 5AM Ventures and other investors are leading the way in this field of medicine. Over production of molecules known as RNA can lead to a condition know as DM1. This begins to effect many areas of the body including the muscles, heart, hormones, gastrointestinal system, central nervous system and the respiratory system. Currently there is no effective treatment for this disorder.
DM1 is an expansion repeat disorder. They are inherited in a persons genes and do not respond well when treated with today’s therapies. Dr.Scott M Rocklage has been working with a company named Expansion Therapeutics to change all of this. They are working on inventing small molecule medications that target RNA. People with DM1 disorder eventually get toxic levels of RNA in their bodies and this is what causes muscular dystrophy disorder. Currently the people involved in this project say that they are getting closer to developing small molecule medications to help to relieve the suffering that people with muscular dystrophy are going through.
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Tony Petrello is famous for the fact that he is one of the best paid chief executives in the United States while he tops the list of the annual rankings of Associated Press.
Petrello, who serves as both chief executive and chairman of Nabors Industries Limited took home an impressive $15,372,429 in the 2016 financial year alone. This amount was a combination of both the stock options he has in the company and his annual salary. Despite the fact that Petrello’s earnings are a true sign of the success of his company, it is also reflective of his grandiose achievements. Petrello has built Nabors industries from the ground up to become a beacon in the oil and gas industry which happens to be very competitive in the US.
Tony Petrello has come from very humble beginnings. He was born in Newark, New Jersey in a working-class family. He would later attend Yale University under student loans and scholarships. While at Yale, he excelled in maths which would eventually lead to both a bachelors and a master’s degree in the subject. Petrello later joined the prestigious Harvard University to pursue a degree in law. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979 after which he joined the Baker & McKenzie law firm where he worked until 1991.
Petrello had risen through the ranks to become the Managing Partner of Baker & McKenzie’s office in New York. One of the clients to the New York-based law firm, Nabors Industries, extended an employment opportunity to Tony Petrello in 1991. At Nabors. Petrello rose quickly to become the chief operating officer and president of the firm. He became Nabors industries Deputy Chairman in 2003 and assumed his current position of chief executive officer in 2011.
Nabors industries own the biggest land-based drilling rig fleet in the world. The company also provides both off-shore and land-based operations services around the globe. Both Petrello and his wife Cynthia have been successful corporate managers with a track record to bank on in the companies where they have worked. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Carena who was diagnosed with a neurological condition which had rendered her immobile and unable to eat. This challenge was so frustrating to the couple who had to depend on the expertise of healthcare professionals to treat their daughter.
Tony Petrello is also a philanthropist. He has established an annual price at Yale University with a personal endowment of $150, 000 which has other matching donations. The funding is set to remember a math professor, Serge Lang, who passed on in 2016.
Betsy Devos is the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. She is the wife of former Amway CEO Dick Devos and daughter-in-law of Amway’s founder Richard Devos. She is a well-connected woman who has funded a lot of organizations throughout the years. Both the Devos have the Dick and Betsy Devos Family Foundation. They use this organization to provide support to various organizations that align with their beliefs.
Their organization was started back in the 80s. Throughout the years they have given millions to various organizations and Republican political candidates. To date, they have given money to various educational and religious organizations. They also support the arts.
Some of the organizations that have been recipient of the Devos’s charity include the Potter’s House Christian School in Grand Rapids, The nonprofit Alliance for School Choice, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy, University of Maryland College Park Foundation and Ferris State University. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.com.
One of the reasons why Betsy Devos provide so much funding to these various organization is because they help to bring balance to U.S. society. Betsy and her husband are conservatives who believe in a conservative cause. They are deeply religious individuals that values hard work and a strong education.
The Devos’s have always been deeply involved in the education system in their home city of Grand Rapids and in the state of Michigan. They have also carried this love of knowledge into the national landscape. Especially, since Betsy is the U.S. Secretary of Education. The Devos even have their own aviation based charter school.
Many charter, public and university schools have benefited from the help of the Devos’s. Education is a strong point for the Devos’s because they realize that it is necessary for people to have a good life. Without a good education people cannot live a better life. An education permits people to make more money and to greater options in life. This is one of the main reasons why the Devos’s really endorse education.
Religion is not as influential as it used to be in the past. However, it is still a vital part of any community. Religious organizations are important for the Devos because they help to keep society in order and from steering too far to the left.
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People with religious values will less likely engage in behaviors or activities that will be detrimental to their communities. This is also true for political organizations that have a religious affiliation or outlook. They are necessary for helping to keep the nation from slipping to far to the left as well. Betsy and her husband also understands that giving back to people who are less fortunate is a beneficial and smart thing to do for everyone.