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Garcia op-ed on biomedical research in 'Business Journal'


November 24, 2009

Greg Garcia, J.D. Class of 1997, 2009 Willard H. Pedrick Scholar and recipient of an LL.M. in Biotechnology and Genomics from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, recently wrote an opinion piece in the Phoenix Business Journal's Oct. 30 issue, "Support Arizona's biomedical research community."

As commissioner of the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission serving his second term in office, Garcia expresses the view that biomedical research in Arizona is a win-win situation for our state.

The Commission provides "grants supported by lottery and tobacco funds to researchers working on the prevention, treatment and cures for diseases affecting the people of Arizona," and that "for every dollar of commission funds, researchers are able to bring in $6 of new funds from other sources," Garcia says.

Garcia is "Of Counsel" to the firm of Polsinelli Shughart PC, and has litigated extensively in commercial, insurance and personal injury cases. He is a member of the Arizona BioIndustry Association and the Association of University Technology Managers, and participates on the Biotechnology Committee of the Section of Science and Technology Law of the American Bar Association.