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Apple hires prominent obstetrician Dr. Christine Curry for its health-based efforts

Friday February 8, 2019. 12:15 PM , from Power Page
In its ongoing effort to expand its health efforts, Apple has snagged prominent obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Christine Curry. The move signals a strong interest in women’s health and this segment of the market.

According to the report, which cites three people familiar with the matter, Dr. Curry will join Apple’s health team as it is “looking how the company can bolster its efforts in women’s health.” Apple has hired “dozens of doctors” for its AC Wellness Clinics, which are clinics for Apple employees.

Dr. Curry has yet to update her LinkedIn profile to reflect her new position at Apple. In the past, she has worked with both Kaiser Permanente in Redwood City, California, as well as at a women’s prison in Massachusetts. In addition, she has worked with the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, where she led a clinical response effort to the Zika virus, which has afflicted pregnant women in years past.

Apple has been expanding its health efforts at a fast pace. Just last month, Tim Cook said that Apple’s “biggest contribution to mankind” will be in the healthcare industry.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac and CNBC

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