I was waiting in line at Starbucks yesterday and noticed that the book they are featuring for sale at stores across the country is by Liberian-born Helene Cooper. The book is called the House at Sugar Beach and is about her growing up in Liberia and her immigrant experience in the US. Ms. Cooper is a name you may be familiar with if you read the New York Times, the newspaper for which she reports. I bought a copy and will write about it after I get to read it. If others have read it, tell us what you think.
The notoriously poor business acumen of the typical physician is probably just a stereotype and surely the budding physician entrepreneur can look to Dr. Prem Reddy for inspiration of what is possible.
The Indian-born Dr. Reddy is one of the most successful cardiologists in the country, but he is equally famous for being the major owner of Prime Healthcare Services, which owns a number of hospitals in California. As a cardiologist, he's performed nearly 5,000 procedures. And as a businessman, he's one of the leading health care executives in the United States
While the world's attention was focused on the scary news yesterday on Wall Street, there was some hopeful news on another front. Researchers made an exciting announcement about breast cancer research. According to the BBC:
A new vaccine has completely eliminated a type of breast cancer tumour in tests on mice, say researchers.
The vaccine targets breast cancer caused by an excess of a protein called HER2 - and even destroyed tumours resistant to current drugs.
The US team said it might also be used to prevent initial development of the tumours in cancer-free women.
The lead US researcher was Taiwanese-born Professor Wei Zen-Wei of Wayne State University in Michigan. This is exciting news, though there is much research to be done before the benefits are fully realized. Congratulations, Professor Zen-Wei!
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.