Jeff Aronin and his company Paragon Biosciences are improving the world of healthcare by working to create important medicines that will improve the lives of people who suffer with diseases that are not paid enough attention to. He is also a passionate philanthropist who works to make his community a better place, and in order to do this he started up the Aronin Family Foundation. Through the foundation and on his own, he has worked to help children and educate regular, everyday people. Some of the organizations that have benefited from his donations are AIPAC, the Jewish United Fund, the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago, Chicago Parks Foundation, and too many others to mention. Jeff Aronin has also personally supported Susan G. Komen, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Liver Life Challenge, Pediatric Sun Protection Foundation, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Jeff Aronin knows that one of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of patients and healthcare workers is the amount of diseases and other illnesses that simply do not have effective treatments available. These are rare diseases that affect less that 200,000 people, and are either being ignored or treated in ways that are just not working. He was inspired to startup his company, Paragon Biosciences, because he was frustrated by the fact that many patients were getting looked over because they suffer from conditions that only a small amount of other people did as well. This inspired him to get to work on discovering real-world solutions that would help this population out.
Jeff Aronin has won a variety of honors and awards during his working life and some of these include the Frederic A. Gibbs Discovery Award, the Weizmann Leadership Award, the Humanitarian Award from the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the Rovner Award from the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, and many others. As a successful entrepreneur and physician who has been a part of or the sole factor for the creation of many different pharmaceutical companies, he is hoping to make the world a better place. If there is someone who can accomplish this, it is definitely Jeff Aronin.