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Jeff Aronin and the World of Medicine

Jeff Aronin recalls a life-changing meeting he had with a physician. The physician told Aronin that he had a problem. He had a patient who was a child suffering from seizures. He had two choices of treatment: A complex surgery or a medication that was probably less effective. He said he had decided to go with the medicine since doing so would save the child the complexities and hardship of a long, arduous surgery. It was this conversation that helped Aronin decide to spend the rest of his life in medical research to making medicine much more effective.


He had a particularly strong desire to create new medicines for rare diseases that did not yet have a medical treatment. Drugs for such diseases were very mostly non-existent because up to that time most pharmaceutical companies only concentrated on common afflictions. Aronin entered adult life by attending and graduating with a B.A. and then an M.B.A. from DePaul University. After graduation, he immediately entered the healthcare industry. After a few years, he founded and became CEO of Ovation Pharmaceuticals LLC in 2000.


In 2009 sold the company to the Danish healthcare company, Lundbeck, for $900 million. After the sale, Aronin continued to lead it to continued growth as both its CEO and president. He is today one of the world’s top biotech and healthcare professionals. He has been instrumental in helping develop over a dozen new medicines and technologies. He is also the current chairman and CEO of Paragon Biosciences. He has filled this particular leadership role for ten years. He also has leadership roles with Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals and Harmony Biosciences.


Aronin is also committed to teaching and mentoring the next generation of healthcare workers. To this end, he has started Matter which is working to develop over 200 medical startup companies for future medical workers.


Meet Jorge Moll: Founder and Head of D’Or Institute of Research and Education

Have you ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur? Well, many people have thought about it as an option to drop the hustle that their jobs come with every day. It is also an effective way of earning more income, and who doesn’t love an extra coin? Fortunately, many businesses have been successful with few people struggling to know where they are going wrong.

Well, research has proved that many businesses that succeed are those that are done by individuals who are passionate about them. The money factor is crucial but so is the love you have for what you do. You will always be willing to go an extra mile to find out about what you love, which helps differentiate your products.

Jorge Moll is among the individuals who are happy to be in their businesses every day. He says he has always been passionate about research, healthcare and education in his nation. He prepared very well for his career by investing in his education. He attended Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, where he completed his residency after acquiring his MD in Neuroscience. Jorge Moll also went to São Paulo University, where he acquired his PhD in Experimental Pathophysiology.

Moll’s aim has always been able to help individuals who are suffering from conditions that affect their way of living. Currently, he is serving at D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR) as their president and board member. Moll is also the Director of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Unit (CBNU) and Neuroinformatics Group. Besides his successful career life and passion for helping others, he also has a lovely family that resides in Rio de Janeiro.

Every successful person has a routine that they follow. This helps in staying organized and avoiding to neglect certain tasks. Jorge Moll says that for him his typical day is mainly made up of many meetings. This is because it is the different information that he gathers from different voices that help in his research work.

Jorge Moll says that as investor ideas are always in plenty. It is, therefore, important as an investor, to ensure that you pick the workable ideas from your pool.