The Boston Globe’s life sciences initiative led by former Politico executive editor Rick Berke now finally has a name. They want you to read the news urgently, hence – Stat.
The name, which evokes urgency, is a reference to the medical term stat. Stat is derived from a Latin word that means “immediately.”
The company acquired the domain www.statnews.com on Thursday. Berke later made it official with an announcement in a staff meeting Friday.
“We take you inside science labs and hospital wards, biotech boardrooms and political backrooms,” Stat’s mission statement reads. “Stat will examine controversies, introduce power brokers and puncture hype.”
Stat’s leadership ranks include Gideon Gil, managing editor of enterprise and partnerships and Jeff DelViscio, who is senior editor of multimedia and creative. Gil was the former health and science editor of The Globe and DelViscio was a Web producer on the science and environment desk of The New York Times. Read more