What led Dr. Jorge Moll to neuroscience? Innate compassion, his whole life he has wanted to relieve the suffering of others. Dr. Moll is the president and a member of the board of D’Or Institute of Research and Education (IDOR). He also directs IDOR’s diagnostics and imaging lab the Neuroinformatics Workgroup and the Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience Unit.
Founded by Dr. Moll in 2010 IDOR is a not-for-profit devoted to medical research and the advancement of medical technology. The Institute’s areas of focus are oncology, neurosciences, intensive and internal medicine, and pediatrics (http://boxideas.com.br/2018/01/jorge-moll-apresenta-de-que-formas-a-tecnologia-tem-contribuido-para-a-area-da-saude/).
After earning his MD at the Federal University of Rio de Janiero, Brazil he completed his medical residency at the same school. From São Paulo University he earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Pathophysiology. Pathophysiology is the study of diseased organisms and the physical changes caused by diseases or syndromes.
The D’Or Institute of Research and Education is a passion project. Jorge Moll wanted to bring advanced medical research, healthcare, and education to his native Brazil.
Dr. Moll believes that the input of others at IDOR is essential to the institute’s success. Needless to say, meetings with organizations, donors, staff, and students consume a large part of his day.
He states another important skill is being able to cull the bad ideas from the viable ideas. Dr. Moll also advises against mulling over an idea for too long. Start working on them soon or go on to something else.
Last year, Dr. Jorge Moll became a partner at VHM Ventures. VHM funds medical innovations. The company’s investments have made possible new drug delivery systems and the building of state-of-the-art research facilities. Dr. Moll’s involvement in VHM Ventures stems from the belief that the company can help better the human condition while positively impacting the industry.
Dr. Moll freely admits that he has had his failures. He states that they are usually research that doesn’t yield the desired result or took too long.
Jorge Moll is contemplating another business venture. Ever the humanitarian he would like to start a company devoted to making being hospitalized as pleasant as possible.