BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 21, 2013--Stan Hefta, director of Strategic Business Planning and Development for the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, and Don Leo, vice president and executive director for Virginia Tech National Capital Region Operations, have joined the leadership team of the newly established Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation.
Created for collaborative scientific research innovation and paving pathways for public/private partnering with Virginia Universities, Leo will serve on the 13-member board of directors and Hefta, who had an active role in the formation of the corporation, will serve on the 11-member Project Management and Oversight Panel.

Don Leo and Stan Hefta

In announcing the Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell said, “Bioscience is on the forefront right now, and R&D investments have a tremendous economic impact in total jobs and increased annual state tax revenue. The Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation is another great example of a public-private partnership that will bring companies in the life sciences industry in direct collaboration with leading universities to build on Virginia’s growing momentum in this booming sector.”


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Tiffany L Trent

February 21, 2013