2005 News Archive
2005 News ArchiveIn honor of Professor Ojima's achievements on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Stony Brook University will hold the Stony Brook Symposium on New Horizons in Organic Chemistry, September 29-30, 2005. This event promises to bring world-leading scientists from the U.S. as well as abroad, including Professor Ryoji Noyori, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. The symposium sessions include "Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery" and "Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology".
- Dr. Jin Wang, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, received this year's National Science Foundation Career Award. Congratulations Dr. Wang and best wishes for continuous success. Information regarding the National Science Foundation may be viewed at the following website: http://www.nsf.gov/index.jsp
- The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. The list may be viewed at: http://www4.nationalacademies.org/news.nsf/isbn/05032005?OpenDocument
Dr. Susan Band Horwitz, Advisory Board Member of ICB&DD, Rose C. Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research and associate director for drug development, Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York City, http://www.yu.edu/aecomdb/facultydir/facultypage4.asp?id=330 has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences.
Congratulations Dr. Horwitz and best wishes for continuous success and leadership in cancer research.
- Prof. Robert Rizzo (an affiliated faculty member in Chemistry whose primary appointment is in Applied Mathematics) has received a New York State James D. Watson Investigator Award for his project to use computational drug discovery of small molecules to treat HIV.
- Congratulations Nicole Sampson, recipient of the ACS Biological Chemistry Division's Pfizer Award in Enzymology. This award is given to researchers who "have accomplished outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated". Prof. Sampson will be honored at an award symposium being held at the ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC (Aug 31-Sept 1, 2005).
- "Drug-Discovery Plan to Tap, and Help, Africa Forests" written by John Roach for National Geographic News (August 26, 2004)
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