Author Archive: Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood

Jim joined BIO as President & CEO in 2005 after representing the eighth district of Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives for six terms.  He had worked with BIO while in Congress on stem cell research and other health issues, and has since learned so much about the many applications of the science in food and agriculture and in industrial and environmental biotechnology.

Due to its revolutionary research and development in issues ranging from feeding the world by increasing crop yields to healing the world with new medicines to providing cleaner sources of energy, Jim is a passionate champion for biotechnology. When visiting member companies, he is inspired by executives and scientists who are united in their mission to help patients, farmers and other consumers lead a better life.

Prior to Congress, Jim served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Pennsylvania Senate for six years each.  He and his wife Tina live in historic Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania (where he has participated in the re-enactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware River on Christmas Day in 1776). He enjoys fishing, birding and scuba diving.

You can find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jamescgreenwood.

Latest Posts

World AIDS Day:
Untreatable to Beatable

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I was just starting my first year in the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 1981 when the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a troubling report describing a strange lung infection that had crippled the immune systems of five young men in Los Angeles. The CDC called it “pneumocystis pneumonia.” As it turns out, these were the first officially recorded cases of the global AIDS epidemic. By the time I left the statehouse for Congress in Read More >

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BIO Statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services

BIO issued the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services: BIO applauds the selection of Dr. Tom Price (R-GA) as Secretary of Health and Human Services and looks forward to working with him to ensure innovative biopharmaceutical breakthroughs are accessible to the patients that need them. Dr. Price has been a leader in healthcare policy throughout his career in the U.S. Congress. An orthopedic surgeon by trade, Read More >

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A Poignant Election Day Comeback

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On Election Day, a day of underdogs and upsets in American politics, Representative Mark DeSaulnier may have scored the greatest comeback of them all. Six months after completing chemotherapy to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia, he has now beaten cancer and his opponent for California’s 11th district congressional seat. The type of leukemia that was diagnosed in Rep. DeSaulnier is the most common form of blood cancer in adults. Once it goes into remission, the five-year Read More >

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Scientists Open New Window into Pancreatic Cancer Research

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For years, pancreatic cancer has been referred to as the “silent killer.” It is notoriously aggressive, resistant to treatment, and difficult to diagnose in the early stages when tumors are most treatable. Also, it’s location in the body, deep in the abdominal cavity right behind the stomach, makes it hard to detect. These are the primary reasons why it is the fourth deadliest cancer, and the five-year survival rate for those with stage IV pancreatic Read More >

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Biotech Researchers Eye Alzheimer’s Breakthroughs
Years after President Reagan’s Courageous “Sunset”

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Like most Americans, I have enormous admiration for President Ronald Reagan. The world witnessed his courage and conviction when he confronted communism at the Brandenburg Gate. I also admire the 40th President for the bravery he showed after leaving office when he publicly shared his Alzheimer’s diagnosis. In so doing, he transformed the global Alzheimer’s conversation from a whisper to a roar. One of our greatest leaders helped tear down walls and tear down the Read More >

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