Monday, November 2, 2009
Christine M. Grant, Vice Chair of Partnership for Prevention's Board of Directors, is serving as chair of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law. Grant took office at the conclusion of the 2009 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law provides leadership on emerging issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology; to promote sound policy and public understanding on such issues; and to enhance the professional development of its members. The Section has over 13,000 members, with diverse backgrounds in areas such as e-commerce law, Internet law, computer law, communications law, and law relating to engineering, physics, biology, and medicine. It works through 26 substantive committees to explore topics such as e-commerce, information security, privacy, the Internet, digital evidence, animal law, rights and responsibilities of scientists, nanotechnology, homeland security and bio-technology and the law.
Grant is CEO of InfecDetect LLC in Princeton, N.J., a company focused on preventing infectious disease through rapid diagnostic tests, protective gear and food safety products. She is a former commissioner of New Jersey health and senior services, and has served five New Jersey governors. She is also a former senior executive at two global pharmaceutical companies, Merck & Co. and what was formerly Aventis Pasteur, now known as Sanofi Pasteur.