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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dr. Georg inducted into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame

Dr. Gunda Georg has been selected for induction into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame, Class of 2017. The induction recognizes her as a pioneer who has made impactful discoveries in the field of medicinal chemistry. She will be recognized at the Fall American Chemical Society meeting on August 22nd in Washington D.C.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Josh Shirley wins the Outstanding TA Award

Josh Shirley, a graduate student in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, is the winner of the Outstanding TA Award for 20162017 as presented by the College of Pharmacy's Office of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. 

Ann Howarth wins a 2016 College of Pharmacy Meritorious Service Award

Staff member Ann Howarth was awarded a Meritorious Service Award for excellent work in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry in 2016. The award ceremony took place during the 15th Annual College of Pharmacy Employee Day held on June 1st at the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. Ann Howarth is the Executive Office and Administrative Specialist for laboratories in the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building for Medicinal Chemistry. 

Ann Howarth, pictured 4th from the left, was one of several staff members honored for excellent work in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. 

Dr. Abul-Hajj Set to Retire on June 30, 2017

After a five-year phased retirement, Professor Yusuf Abul-Hajj is set to retire June 30. A faculty member since 1968, Dr. Abul-Hajj has served in many leadership positions, including head of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry for 21 years. Under his leadership, Medicinal Chemistry became one of the top ranked departments in the country and prepared numerous future medicinal chemists. He also served as senior editor of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry from 1995 to 2012. For nearly 50 years, he has conducted groundbreaking research on the development of steroidal agents for the treatment of breast cancer as well as studying the underlying mechanisms involved in the genotoxicity and carcinogenicity of estrogen. In 2012, Dr. Abul-Hajj co-authored the book, From Digitalis to Ziagen, which covers the history of Medicinal Chemistry at the college, including the establishment of the department as well as the leadership role the department and its faculty played in drug development. He has received many awards and recognition throughout his career, including the Lawrence and Delores Weaver Medal, and was named a Fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Chemical Society.

Please join in thanking Dr. Abul-Hajj for his years of significant contribution to our college and to medicinal chemistry. 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dr. Georg featured in Counsel & Heal Article

Dr. Gunda Georg, Medicinal Chemistry Department Head, was featured in a Counsel & Heal article written on June 9, 2017, "A Man Needs a Pill: The Race To Find A Male Contraceptive".

You can find the article at http://www.counselheal.com/articles/39621/20170609/sexual-reproduction-male-contraceptive-sex-sexual-intercourse-reporduction.htm

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Dr. Abul-Hajj selected to receive Citation of Merit from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Yusuf Abul-Hajj was selected to receive a Citation of Merit from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Citations of Merit are awarded to those individuals who have an outstanding record of contribution to pharmacy and society through research, teaching, or involvement in professional and community organization.  Only an honorary degree constitutes a higher University honor than a Citation.

Dr. Turesky featured in Washington Post Article

Dr. Robert Turesky was featured in the article "Evidence grows linking grilled meat and cancer, but you can lower the risk" in the Washington Post.

Read the article here.