Dr. Bruce BloomDr. Bruce E. Bloom

Dr. Bruce Bloom is the Founder of Cures Within Reach. His journey to this position started in February 2002, when he became the Executive Director of Goldman Philanthropic Partnerships, a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation. In 2005, when Goldman Partnerships created the public charity Partnership for Cures to carry on the Goldman mission, Dr. Bloom became President and Chief Science Officer. In October 2012, Partnership for Cures changed its name to Cures Within Reach to better reflect the focus of its mission: repurposing drugs and other treatments to drive more treatments to more patients more quickly. In 2017, Dr. Bloom became CEO of Cures Within Reach.

Dr. Bloom is visionary of this public charity dedicated to improving patient quality and length of life by facilitating pilot clinical trials testing repurposed treatments designed to be immediately incorporated into clinical use, or moved to commercialization.

Dr. Bloom envisioned and developed developed CureAccelerator®, the only global online repurposing research collaboration platform designed to bring together funders, clinicians, researchers, industry and lay stakeholders to conduct clinical trials that drive more repurposed treatments to more patients more quickly. CureAccelerator was funded with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Bloom has profiled by several journalists following Cures Within Reach, and has been quoted in Newsweek in June 2009 and in May 2010. He and Cures Within Reach have been featured in the Washington Post, NPR's Morning Edition, Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Scientist, PharmaTech Outlook, Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, Chemical Engineering News, Fierce Biotech, European Pharmaceutical Review, Discover Magazine, and the Marquette Intellectual Property Review.

Dr. Bloom was elected an International Ashoka Fellow in 2010. Ashoka: Innovators for the Public recognizes social entrepreneurs for their system-changing solutions to the world's most urgent social problems. In 2013, Dr. Bloom was selected as a “Alumni of Distinction” at the 125th Anniversary Celebration of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

His business experience spans not-for-profit and for-profit work in medical research, law, healthcare, medical malpractice insurance, risk management, regulatory affairs, product development, food service, art, and education. Dr. Bloom holds a Juris Doctor degree from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Illinois Medical Center, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from University of Illinois. He has been adjunct faculty member at Kendall College, a lecturer at the University of Illinois Chicago from 1990-2010, and a senior lecturer at Northwestern University Dental School for 6 years. Dr. Bloom has taught Business Law and Risk Management to thousands of health care and other professionals since 1985.

Dr. Bloom is an Ashoka Social Entrepreneur Fellow, the Patient Advisory Board Chair for the Institute for Translational Medicine, board member of the Drug Discovery Center and Chair of the Cancer Center Advancement Advisory Boards at the University of Illinois Chicago, member of the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research External Advisory Board, and is on the Science Advisory Boards of Rediscovery Life Sciences, the Dr. Ralph and Marian Falk Medical Research Trust Awards Programs, the Findacure Fundamental Disease Charity, the Rare Disease Research Hub of the Westchester Biotech Project, OneThree Biotech, and Healx, LTD, and a member of the editorial board of ASSAY and Drug Development Technologies.

He has completed terms as Chairman of the Board of Pathways to a Better World, President of the Charles E. Culpeper Science Advisory Boards, Medical Research Advisor to the LUNGevity Foundation, member of the Board of Councilors of Midwestern University, a Client Advisor to the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Policy Advisor to AccelerateProgress.org, Science Reviewer for the ACS Lung Cancer Grant Program and the CHEST Foundation Grant Program, Vice-Chair of the Kendall College School of Business Advisory Board, and Trustee of the Menninger Clinic Foundation. Dr. Bloom was a host of the Clinician's Roundtable heard on ReachMD.com and on XM 160, and is a facilitator for Pathways to Successful Living.


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