- Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 22:56
On April 5, 2017, Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) accepted the Federal Official of the Year Award from Life Sciences Pennsylvania, the state's biosciences industry trade association.
|Life Science Pennsylvania President & CEO Christopher P. Molineaux presents Murphy with the Federal Official of the Year Award.|
The annual award is presented to a public official from the Commonwealth who has demonstrated outstanding leadership on behalf of the bioscience industry.
“Congressman Murphy has utilized his considerable experience and knowledge of the mental health field to sponsor the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. This bill was adopted by Congress last December as part of the 21st Century Cures Act. It will have a positive impact on many aspects of our nation’s approach to mental health and its many facets,” said Christopher P. Molineaux, President & CEO of Life Sciences Pennsylvania.
“It is a true honor to receive this distinguished award from Life Sciences Pennsylvania. We need new tools to impact patients’ lives and the families who love and care for them. By bringing research, treatments and cures into the 21st century, we are finally breaking down the wall between physical health and mental health. As we move forward in this new session of Congress, I remain committed working to end the stigma surrounding mental health illness and will never stop advancing reforms to deliver treatment before tragedy,” said Congressman Murphy.
Life Sciences Pennsylvania (formerly Pennsylvania Bio) was founded in 1989 by two Penn State researchers. Today it’s grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania. Learn more here.