What does it take to get proven medicines from clinical research to the masses? Dr. Jeff Kingsley shares the how and why Millennials are finding the cures for tomorrow today.

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What does it take to get proven medicines from clinical research to the masses? Dr. Jeff Kingsley shares the how and why Millennials are finding the cures for tomorrow today.

Show Notes

Dr. Jeff Kingsley, CEO of IACT Health, talks about his background and how he didn’t want to be a traditional physician.  [05:59]

After participating in one research trial, Jeff, together with a friend, went on to establish a research company.  [06:49]

An overview of the clinical trial process  [11:16]

The process takes 15-20 years: “If you invented a cure to cancer today (2017), it will reach the market perhaps by 2037. That’s horrible.”  [13:58]

Jeff fell in love with research partly because they “can do this better. There are so many areas in this process that we can innovate.”  [14:20]

“We’re in this to change the world. We never started the company just to run clinical research.” [15:51]

Clinical research is hard. What keeps Jeff going?  [16:27]

More like a millennial, Jeff has a natural affinity for millennials because they’re wired like him — passionate about things and trying to change the world.  [22:08]

What makes IACT Health attractive to millennials?  [23:47]

Jeff’s approach to problem solving in the workplace: A new paradigm  [31:15]

Why are some CEOs afraid of being seen as wrong?  [34:37]

Arguments for very little hierarchy in the workplace  [34:51]

On his leadership development role: Jeff spends a massive number of hours coaching and mentoring.  [38:05]

How Jeff, as a CEO, apologizes when he’s wrong  [41:12]

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Quotes

On his company: It was started because of a passion for taking care of people and conducting research, and being able to do something for the community. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley 

We’re in this to change the world. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

Clinical research gives us the ability to change lives. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

We want everybody in the team to be growing as an individual. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

If I hire you, I’m not literally buying your hours from 9-5. I’m hiring you for your productivity. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

I don’t want respect. I want to change the world. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

I don’t need somebody’s respect. I want team members that are going to help me change the world. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

I’m not willing to get large at the expense of our culture. If that’s the price you have to pay, that price is too high. — Dr. Jeff Kingsley

 

Links and Mentions

Dr. Jeff Kingsley on LinkedIn

IACT Health

UF Health Shands Hospital

University of Florida

High Level Wisdom blog

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