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TecbwIogy In So&y, Vol. 8, p. 203 (1986) Printed in the USA. All tights raewcd.
Biotechnology Industrial Competitiveness and International Trade Policies Introduction to the Special Section
In this issue, Techzoloey In Society welcomes back a former Guest Editor, Joseph G. Perpich, with a Special Section on “Biotechnology Industrial Competitiveness and International Trade Policies.” Dr. Perpich, a psychiatrist and an attorney, is Vice President for Planning and Development at Meloy Laboratories, Inc., in Springfield, Virginia. A 1966 graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his internship at the University of Minnesota Hospitals and his residency in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institute of Mental Health. A career development award from the latter enabled Dr. Perpich to combine his psychiatric and legal careers with a year as Congressional Fellow on the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare’s Subcommittee on Health, and a year as law clerk to David Batelon, who was then Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1974. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, Dr. Perpich has served at the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and as Associate Director for Program Planning and Evaluation at the National Institutes of Health, where he directed staff efforts in developing the NIH recombinant DNA research guidelines. He was also Vice President for Corporate Planning and Government Affairs at Genex Corporation from 1981 to 1983. The editors would like to express special appreciation to Dr. Perpich for his many contributions and continuing efforts on behalf of the Journal, and for this important and timely series on “Biotechnology Industrial Competitiveness and International Trade Policies. ” - George Bugliarello
A. George Schillinger