American College of Lifestyle Medicine President David Katz Welcomes Stephen Squinto as First Benefactor of the GLiMMER Project and True Health Coalition
David Katz, MD, MPH, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, welcomes Stephen Squinto, PhD, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. co-founder and former chief global operations officer, as first major benefactor of the GLiMMER Project and its True Health Coalition.
has made significant contributions to public health.
I greatly appreciate his
generosity and commitment to this project and am thrilled that the GLiMMER initiative is officially under way.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 28, 2015
David Katz, MD, MPH, president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and founding director of the Yale University's Prevention Research Center today announced the major backing of the GLiMMER Project (Global Lifestyle Medicine Movement to Effect Revolution) and its True Health Coalition by Stephen Squinto, PhD, recently retired Alexion co-founder.
In the wake of his
January 1 retirement from Alexion
was in search of a meaningful project behind which he
could throw his
was intrigued when learning about plans for the GLiMMER Project and the True Health Coalition
, seeing the void in the world for the convening by widely respected leaders of global renown, speaking with one voice to establish universal knowledge of the common core elements of lifestyle as medicine and their capacity to create a blueprint to rein in our ever escalating chronic disease trends and the associated costs.
"It's imperative that we take immediate and decisive action to address the alarming reality of our current health crisis," said Squinto
"I've devoted my career to the pharmaceutical industry but certainly understand the power of lifestyle medicine in light of the fact that 80% or more of our healthcare costs are directly tied to poor lifestyle choices."
was quick to note his high regard for the leadership of David Katz, adding "In order for a project of this magnitude to succeed, it needs to be in the hands of capable people.
has made significant contributions to public health of his own," said Katz.