James C. Greenwood Elected to Fox Chase Cancer Center Board of Directors
PHILADELPHIA, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Pennsylvania Congressman James C. Greenwood recently was elected to Fox Chase Cancer Center's board of directors. Greenwood will serve on the board's extramural activities committee. Greenwood is president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) in Washington, D.C. BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. "Jim brings a tremendous wealth of experience in the area of biotechnology," said William J. Avery, chairman of Fox Chase's board of directors. "Fox Chase Cancer Center plays a critical role in the continuum of biosciences and technology transfer in the region. Jim's knowledge in this industry will help guide Fox Chase to maintain its robust contributions." Greenwood represented Pennsylvania's Eighth District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 through 2004. As a leader on health-care issues, he was the author of numerous health-related bills signed into law, including legislation to promote pediatric labeling for pharmaceuticals, reform review and approval of medical devices, and expand research and establish innovative programs to address traumatic brain injury. His legislation to reform medical liability insurance passed the House several times but stalled in the Senate. From 2001 to 2004, Greenwood served as chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation with oversight authority over all issues in the full Committee's vast jurisdiction. He held hearings on topics ranging from bioterrorism to corporate governance and the safety of nuclear power plants. Prior to his election to Congress, Greenwood served six years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly (1980-1986) and six years in the Pennsylvania Senate (1986-1993). He specialized in health, environment and children's issues. Greenwood graduated from Dickinson College in 1973 with a B.A. in Social Work. From 1977 until 1980, he worked as a social worker with abused and neglected children at the Bucks County Children and Youth Social Service Agency. Greenwood resides in Erwinna, Pa., with his wife and three children. Fox Chase Cancer Center was founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as the nation's first cancer hospital. In 1974, Fox Chase became one of the first institutions designated as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. Fox Chase conducts basic, clinical, population and translational research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at http://www.fccc.edu or call 1-888-FOX CHASE. Contact: Karen Carter Mallet 215-728-2700, firstname.lastname@example.orgRELATED LINKS
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