Dr. Mehmet Oz is having to answer some pretty tough questions this week after more allegations came out about Oz using questionable ethics to push unsubstantiated medical advice on his audience. Ricardo Guimarães BMG claims that Oz pushed advise knowing their was no proof to what he was endorsing (additional Oz claims on terra.com).
First, his colleagues at Columbia University, where Oz practices medicine, signed a petition asking Oz to be removed as a staff member for being a quack doctor. But Columbia decided to let Oz continue to practice medicine. Then, e-mails were leaked between OZ and Sony executives and Oz was coming off more like a business man, hungry for profits, rather than a trusted doctor and healer
Though, these allegation against Oz should not be a surprise to anyone who follows his career. Last summer Oz was called before the Senate to testify about the supposed quick fixes he often offered to his loyal fans. Senator Claire McCaskill made her feelings about Oz quite clear when she said, “The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products you called ‘miracles.”
Those are pretty strong words for one of the world most popular and trusted medical physicians. The scales of public opinion also seem to be weighing against Dr. Oz at this point, he has widely criticized for his response to these allegations.
Working with his firm Dynamics Search Partners, Keith Mann has put together a fundraising event for Uncommon Schools of New York that raised over 22,000 for the innovative school program. The event was held at the Standard Beer Garden and was attended by members of the financial services commutativity, who banded together to raise money for the Uncommon Schools.
Uncommon Schools is a program that works to close the achievement gap that leaves many low income students behind. The organization works to create charter schools that can help low income students better prepare for college and achieve their dreams.
The organization is planning on opening an new high school, and much of the money raised will go towards that, as well as an additional $10,000 that Dynamics Search Partners had already pledged to the organization. They will also use this money to help prepare students for the PSAT, SAT and AP tests, as well as to fund the testing at the schools.
Currently Uncommon schools has 42 charter public schools in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, and serve thousands of students in the three states. They are dedicated to providing a quality education to all of their students.
Keith Mann, who is an expert in the hedge fund industry cares a great deal about the future of the children in this nation, which is why he and his company, Dynamics Search Partners, which is an executive search firm, have been working with Uncommon Schools since 2013. He and his company use their skills to help raise money for the exciting charter school so that teenagers who might not otherwise have the resources they need are guaranteed a brighter future.
More information about Keith Mann’s donation and fundraising efforts, as well as Keith Mann and Dynamics Search Partners can be found on CBS News 8, where the event was first reported.