AZBio to Honor Ten Arizona Legislators as Trailblazers in 2022

The 2022 AZBio Trailblazer Honorees are: Senator Nancy Barto, Senator Sonny Borrelli, Senator Sean Bowie, Senator David Gowan, Senator Sine Kerr, Senator T.J. Shope, Representative Regina Cobb, DDS , Representative Daniel Hernandez, Jr., Representative Amish Shah, MD, and Representative Justin Wilmeth.

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that it will honor ten Arizona Legislators at the 2022 AZBio Trailblazer Awards on December 15, 2022 from 11 AM – 12 PM.

What it means to be a trailblazer…

Each year, AZBio looks back across the legislative session  and the year to identify those leaders whose actions and active community engagement support the growth of Arizona’s life science and healthcare industry and help to ensure the people of Arizona benefit from its success.  Scores are then tallied, and the top ten legislative leaders are named that year’s Trailblazers.

“This year’s Trailblazers come from both sides of the aisle and both the Senate and the House. They are champions for quality education, improving healthcare delivery, and supporting the growth of our life science ecosystem,” shared AZBio President & CEO Joan Koerber-Walker.

The 2022 AZBio Trailblazer Honorees are:

  • Senator Nancy Barto
  • Senator Sonny Borrelli 
  • Senator Sean Bowie 
  • Senator David Gowan 
  • Senator Sine Kerr
  • Senator T.J. Shope 
  • Representative Regina Cobb, DDS 
  • Representative Daniel Hernandez, Jr.
  • Representative Amish Shah, MD 
  • Representative Justin Wilmeth

Looking forward to 2023

In 2023, AZBio celebrates its 20th year of supporting the growth of Arizona’s Life Science sector and has a bold vision: Arizona will become a Top-Ten Bioscience State.

Our Trailblazers Luncheon discussion will focus on what it will take to make this vision a reality during AZBio’s 3rd decade of impact.

For more information, please visit Trailblazers 2022

About AZBio

For 19 years, the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) has supported life science innovation and life science innovators in Arizona.  A key component in Arizona’s life science ecosystem, AZBio is the only statewide organization exclusively focused on Arizona’s bioscience industry.  AZBio membership includes patient advocacy organizations, life science innovators, educators, healthcare partners and leading business organizations. AZBio is the statewide affiliate of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and works in partnership with AdvaMed, MDMA, and PhRMA to advance innovation and to ensure that the value delivered from life-changing and life-saving innovation benefits people in Arizona and around the world.   

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