MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Donato J. Tramuto, CEO and Vice Chairman of Physicians Interactive Holdings LLC (PIH), has been appointed to serve on the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, an organization dedicated to advancing human rights in a way that works to realize the late Robert Kennedy's dream of a peaceful and just world.
The RFK Leadership Council, an advisory group to the Center for Justice and Human Rights, was formed in 2008 and includes a select group of influential leaders from the business and advocacy community whose goal is to expand strategic alliances and increase financial support for the programs of the Center for Justice and Human Rights. Other members of the Leadership Council include Kerry Kennedy, human rights advocate and daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy; Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy; actor Gloria Reuben; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and David Rubenstein, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group. The council also includes representation from key political leaders, such as former President Bill Clinton, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
"Robert F. Kennedy has inspired me since I was a child," said Tramuto. "I remember watching him speak and admiring the clarity he provided in the fight for equal rights and human rights. I have tried to live by those principles in my personal and professional life. I am honored to be named to the RFK Leadership Council, where I hope to be able to help spread his vision for justice around the world."
Tramuto, a distinguished and noted visionary in the fields of healthcare and information technology, is the CEO and Vice Chair of Physicians Interactive, the leading provider of healthcare information and mobile clinical decision tools to medical professionals around the world. Tramuto also founded the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation which provides opportunities and assistance to young individuals with special challenges.
Kerry Kennedy, President of the Center, said "Donato Tramuto has fought long and hard to improve access to health care for marginalized people around the globe. His will be an important voice on our Leadership Council, and I'm thrilled to have him join in our efforts to create a more just and peaceful world."
About the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights:
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is dedicated to advancing human rights. Through long-term partnerships and cutting edge methods, the Center assists advocates who have won the RFK Human Rights Award and supports investigative journalists and authors who bring light to injustice through the RFK Book and Journalism Awards. The Center's Speak Truth to Power program educates the public and provides students with a toolkit for action to create change in the classroom and the community. Learn more at http://www.rfkcenter.org.
About Physicians Interactive Holdings
Physicians Interactive Holdings is the leading resource for healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professionals. PIH uses the full power of its network to bring clinicians and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice of medicine for the better. PIH has developed a foundation of user-generated, proprietary and public data that powers a networked suite of transactional applications, including eSampling, interactive learning programs and mobile solutions. Physicians Interactive is owned by Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund. Learn more at www.physiciansinteractive.com.
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