|By Business Wire||
|January 23, 2014 05:01 AM EST||
Today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, The World Post announced that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong assumed the role of contributing editor in healthcare and technology to the newly launched publication. The World Post will combine the best of traditional journalism with the best of an open media and new technologies. Created by Huffington Post's own Arianna Huffington and billionaire investor Nicolas Berggruen, this publication offers exclusively global news to a global audience with featured perspectives provided by major global leaders, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Yo-Yo Ma, and Larry Summers.
“We’re delighted that Patrick has accepted in joining The World Post as a contributing editor for health and technology,” said Arianna Huffington. “As a physician, philanthropist and entrepreneur, he’ll bring a unique perspective and expertise to some of the most pressing issues facing us as individuals and countries, from the ways technology can improve our well-being in a hyper-connected world to the moral urgency of creating a healthcare system that’s both more effective and more humane."
The World Post editorship will enable Dr. Soon-Shiong to share with millions of readers cutting-edge technological advancements in healthcare. In his first editorial contribution, Soon-Shiong unveiled the urgent need to launch Medicines Manhattan Project. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/patrick-soonshiong/medicines-manhattan-proje_b_4623864.html?utm_hp_ref=world
This follows on the announcement last week of the partnership with the Clinton Foundation to launch the National Cancer Collaborative. At the Clinton Health Matters summit, a partnership between NantHealth, Chan Soon-Shiong Family Foundation and the Clinton Foundation was announced to address key health issues facing our nation. https://vimeo.com/84613932
"I am honored to have been asked to contribute to The World Post," he noted. “This is an opportunity to connect and collaborate with a global audience comprised of innovative national leaders doing immensely important things the world over when it comes to health and well-being.”
About Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong
Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman and CEO of NantWorks LLC, is a physician, surgeon, scientist and entrepreneur who has pioneered revolutionary new treatments for diabetes and cancer. He is a named inventor on more than 60 U.S. patents and the author of more than 100 scientific papers. He developed the first encapsulated islet cell transplantation treatment for diabetes and the first nanoparticle albumin-bound FDA-approved oncology drug. He is the founder and former CEO of two NASDAQ-listed, multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies and has now founded NantWorks to address the digital revolution of the 21st century. For more information please follow Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong on Twitter @solvehealthcare
NantWorks LLC is an L.A.-based multidisciplinary technology company that is converging ultra-low power semiconductors, with high speed fiber networks, supercomputers, machine vision and artificial intelligence to enable real time actionable information at time of need anywhere, anytime, transforming how we work, live and play.
NantWorks, a collection of more then 50 investments in the global healthcare and technology ecosystem made over the last 10 years, is establishing the next generation infrastructure for the digital revolution by converging a diverse range of 21st century platforms. Each of NantWorks’ division entities operates at the intersection of innovation and infrastructure. These bleeding edge platforms are accelerating innovation in the fields of healthcare (NantHealth Systems), multimodal media and commerce in the era of mobile ubiquity (NantMedia), next generation secure data transport (NantCloud), and next generation ultra-low power semiconductors (NantTronics).
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