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Issue #270
Summer 2017



Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong




Patrick Soon-Shiong: The Doctor Is In

By Susan Hiller

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong whose ideas earned him $18 billion has an ambitious plan to save the world.

Larry Brilliant: A Doctor Who Happens to be Brilliant

By Nancy A. Ruhling

Dr. Larry Brilliant has a bid to end suffering.

Shireen Yates: Food for Thought

By Kim Greene

Shireen Yates wants people with food sensitivities to be confident in their meals.

David Agus: Change Agent

By Zora Milo

Backed by Oracle Corporation’s Larry Ellison, Dr. David Agus is shaking up the way we view medicine.

Jeffrey Karp: The Bioinspirationalist

By Rena Godfrey

Dr. Jeffrey Karp looks to nature to solve big medical issues.

Stanley and Marion Bergman: The Dynamic Duo

By Sarah Manning

Stanley and Marion Bergman are casting a philanthropic net wider than the medical field.

Robert Beall: Beall on the Ball

By Sam Robinson

Dr. Robert Beall has spent the last 35 years extending the life of those living with cystic fibrosis.

Eric Topol: Putting the Precision in Precision Medicine

By Ivan Zenchenko

How Eric Topol is working to change the healthcare landscape.

Eli Beer: Lifesaver

By N.C. Maisak

Eli Beer has developed a new way to reach the injured in time.

Seth Sternberg: An Honorable Mission

By Daisy Lennon

Seth Sternberg created an entire network devoted to helping senior citizens receive the care they need.


  • Dell Foundation receives $1 billion
  • $12 million to Auburn University for culinary science center
  • $25 million for University of Illinois scholarships
  • $100 million from eBay’s Omidyar
  • $30 million to Penn State
  • $100 million to the University of Chicago Medicine
  • Partnership launched to save coral reefs
  • Skoll Foundation gives $1 million to entrepreneurs
  • $50 million to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
  • $50 million to Boston College for new student center
  • Walmart heiress gifts $20 million to Amon Carter Museum
  • $25 million to Texas A&M Business School
  • Blackmores gives $10 million to medical research
  • Public support for famine relief
  • FIU receives $10 million from alumnus
  • $35 million to fund cancer research
  • Southeastern Louisiana University receives $10 million bequest


  • Lifestyles Magazine’s Meaningful Influencers Summit
  • amfAR New York Gala
  • MOCA LA Gala
  • Power of Love Gala
  • The UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Gala
  • UJA’s The Bash
  • Backstage at the Geffen

The Index

The Health List

Five Questions: Keller Rinaudo

Drone delivery made easy.

First Person: Bertalan Mesko

Bringing science fiction to health care.