New Divisional Officers
Jane V. Aldrich was elected Vice-Chair of Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Her term begins January 1999 and includes Chairpersonship of the Long Range Planning Committee. Elected to the position of Councilor for a three year term was Gary. L. Grunewald, his term begins in January 1999.
The other officers of the Division for the reminder of 1998, as previously elected will be:
217th American Chemical Society Meeting
Anaheim, CA, March 21-25, 1999
The program for the Medicinal Chemistry Division is outlined below. In addition to the listed symposia, there will be an Awards Session on Tuesday Morning.
The preliminary program for the Medicinal Chemistry Division is outlined below. There will be several general oral and poster sessions, the final program will be available in an upcoming issue of C and E News, as well as the Division Homepage on the World Wide Web located at http://wiz2.pharm.wayne.edu.
Anaheim, Spring 1999 Program
Symposium Title (Organizer/Chair)
TBA: To be announced
The Annual Division Business Meeting scheduled to take place after the Division of Medicinal Chemistry's Executive Committee meeting is open to all members. Members are encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at the location of the poster session 7.00 - 7.30 p.m. on Sunday, March 21st, 1999.
218th American Chemical Society Meeting
New Orleans, LA, August 22-26, 1998
The following symposia are being organized:
Suggestions for symposia at future meetings are invited from the Division members. Well thought-out proposals with possible speakers and topics should be sent to the 1998 Division Secretary (A. Doherty) for discussion at the Divisional Long Range Planning Committee meetings held twice a year at the National meetings. Proposals from members wishing to chair general oral sessions or poster sessions are invited. Please send an e-mail to A. Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in doing this for the Anaheim or New Orleans meetings.
The Medicinal Chemistry Symposium will be held at the Omni-Richmond hotel in Kansas City, June 12-20, 2000. Organisers for this meeting are Gary Grunewald, Dan Flynn and Mike Rafferty.
A preliminary list of symposium topics includes the following:
2002 Medicinal Chemistry Symposium
There appears to be a strong preference for a West Coast location. If you are interested in proposing a location (west coast or other) and are willing to organize this symposium, please contact A. Doherty.
AIMECS 1999 Beijing, China
Tom Perun will be representing the Division as a member of the organising committee. Ken Kirk and Les Mitscher would be giving presentations at this meeting, on fluorinated adrenergic probes and chemical libraries respectively.
Year 2000 ACS meetings
The committee on Divisional Activities has agreed to coordinate a consolidated effort to develop special programming to celebrate the "Turn of the century" at the spring 2000 National meeting in San Francisco. The proposal for this event was developed and brought forward by several current and past Division chairs. Peter Haustein ( NUCL), George Famini (comp) Robin Rogers (I & EC) and Chris Pruit, Administrator of the ACS meeting Department. A steering committee has been established to coordinate this ACS wide effort and Dr Paul S. Andersen, immediate past President of the society, has agreed to chair this committee. The first meeting was held June 7/8, 1998 and they discussed divisional symposia that could contribute to this event. Each division is being asked to contribute at least 1/2 day session to support this initiative, which is directly related to impact of the field (Med. Chem.) in the 21st century.
Ideas to date from the committee have included, helping the environment, global chemistry and sustainable technologies. There will be a plenary session concerning "Evolution of chemical enterprise in the 21st century". For the general public there will be a plenary session on "Quality of life - 21st century".
If you need forms or want more information, materials are available via the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Home Page at http://wiz2.pharm.wayne.edu or by contacting Mike Rafferty at email@example.com. The brochure also includes information for submission of abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Please note that for the first time student/postdoctoral travel awards will be offered to a select group of students. There is still plenty of time to submit abstracts for either the regular sessions or the travel awards.
List of confirmed speakers and tentative titles
Other Meetings of Interest
Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry, June 14-18,1999, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Contact Prof. William J. Houlihan, C.A. Dana Research Institute, Drew University, Hall of Sciences, Room 331,Madison,New Jersey,07940,USA.Tel:973-408-3787,FAX:973-408-3504,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete program and registration form can be found on the School web site at http://daniel.drew.edu/~resmed
Designing Drugs to Minimize or Maximize Exposure to the Brain. A Special Topics Course of the Residential School on Medicinal Chemistry, July 14- 16,1999, Forrestal Conference Center, Princeton, New Jersey. Contact Prof. William J. Houlihan, C.A. Dana Research Institute, Drew University, Hall of Sciences,Room331,Madison,New Jersey,07940,USA. Tel:973-4083787,FAX:973- 408-3504,E-Mail: email@example.com. Complete program and registration form can be found on the School web site at http://daniel.drew.edu/~resmed
8th Cyprus Conference on New Methods Drug Research. The conference will be held in Limassol, Cyprus on April 25-30, 1999. To get all details on the program and registration form, send your application at http://firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax at (860) 651.6227.
1998 ACS Regional Meeting Dates
November 1 - 3, 1998 54th Southwest Regional Meeting, Baton Rouge, La.
General Chair: Carl Hudson, Exxon R&D Labs, P.O. Box 2226, Baton Rouge, La. 70821, (504) 359-4890, fax (504) 359-7325.
November 4 - 7, 1998 33rd ACS Midwest Regional Meeting; Broadview Hotel, Wichita, Kan. General Co-Chairs: Charles Greenlief, Emporia State U, Dept. of Chemistry, CB 4030, Emporia, Kan. 66801-5087, (316) 341-5990, fax (316) 341-6055, e-mail: email@example.com and Phillip Wahlbeck, Dept. of Chemistry, Wichita State U, Wichita, Kan. 67260-0051, (316) 689-3120, fax (316) 689-3431, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 4 - 7, 1998 50th ACS Southeast Regional Meeting; Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park, N.C. General Chair: Bill Switzer, North Carolina State U, Chemistry Dept., Box 8204, Raleigh, NC 27695-8204, (919) 775-0800 ext. 944, fax (919) 515-5079, e-mail: email@example.com
1999 Regional Meetings
June 20 - 22, 1999 54th Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM '99); Portland, Oregon
General Chair: Tom Dunne, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland, OR 97202, (503) 777-7207, fax (503) 777-7769; e-mail: Dunne@reed.edu
June 21 - 23, 1999 31st Central Regional Mtg; Columbus, Ohio General Chair: J. Parson, Chemistry Dept., Ohio State U, 100 West 18th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43210, (614) 292-3267, fax (614) 292-1685; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 21 - 26, 1999 28th Northeast Regional Mtg; Clarkson Univ., Potsdam, N.Y. General Chair: P. Zuman, Dept. of Chemistry, Potsdam Univ., Potsdam, N.Y. 13699-5810, (315) 268-2340
Oct. 17 - 20, 1999 51st ACS Southeast Regional Meeting; Hyatt Regency Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee Contact: C. Feigerle, Dept. of Chemistry, U of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. 37996-1600, (615) 974-2129; e-mail: email@example.com
October 27 - 29, 1999 34th Midwest Regional Meeting General Chair: Dr. H. David Wohlers, Science Hall, Truman State Univ., 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501-4435, (816) 785-4625, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Date Not Confirmed 33rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting General Chair: George Heinze, 30 Bunker Hill Run, E. Brunswick, NJ 08816, (732) 257-5754
Meeting Date Not Confirmed 35th Western Regional Meeting General Chair: Ms. Valerie Barrett, Sunkist Growers, 760 E. Sunkist St., Ontario, CA 91761, (909) 933-2291, email@example.com
Nominations should include a complete student curriculum vitae, including education and work experience; a student bibliography, including reprints of articles; a complete project description including rationale (five-page limit) prepared by the candidate; transcripts of all post-high school work, including Graduate Record Examination scores (if available); three letters, including a nomination letter from the student's research advisor; and a letter from a university official with a commitment to cover tuition and all fees granted to other regular graduate students.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident visa holders at the time of application and must have at least one year of graduate school remaining at the time an award would begin September 1, 1999. Additional information (including a complete set of guidelines) can be obtained from Dr. Kenneth Kirk, Ph.D., Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, NIDDK, NIH, Building 8A, Room B1A-02, Bethesda, MD 20892, Phone (301) 496-2619, Fax (301) 402-4182, e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials for the awards are due on January 15, 1999 and must be received by Dr. Kenneth Kirk (1999 Past-Chair) at the above address.
The Division WWW page was recently moved to a new, faster server at WSU. The new URL is: http://wiz2.pharm.wayne.edu. There was no interruption of service, and users accessing the old address were informed of the change, and provided with a link to the new site. During the move, the links and services of the page were updated, and a specific link to the J. Med. Chem. Page was added.
A number of users have requested the addition of a virtual "job service" to the WWW page. As you are aware, we have used the LISTSERV to advertise a number of positions, some of which are academic, and others industrial (some provided by "headhunters"). The Employment Opportunities section is located at http://wiz2.pharm.wayne.edu/employ.html. There are several positions listed there, and more are coming in weekly.
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If you are interested in organizing a symposium for this meeting or contributing a paper, please contact A. Doherty.
DIVISION OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY TRAVEL GRANTS
The Division of Medicinal Chemistry makes available 14 grants annually of $600 each to aid young chemists in presenting papers at the ACS National Meetings.
Eligibility: The applicant must be an ACS member (student or affiliate) and not have previously been the recipient of this award. Each university department can have only one awardee.
Criteria for Selection: In order of priority, the following criteria will be used for selection of awards: Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Fellow, Individual with less than five years post-Ph.D. experience. Scientific merit of paper to be presented will also be considered.
Application Procedure: Send applications to Annette Doherty, Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research, Division of Warner-Lambert Company, 2800 Plymouth Road, P.O. Box 1047, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1047. (a href=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com. The applications are due on the same date as the MDCM abstract deadline for the upcoming National ACS Meeting.
Awardees will be notified of the granting of such an award in sufficient time to that the awardee can pre-register for the meeting. The awards will be made at the Tuesday evening business meeting of the Division.
a. Ph.D. Thesis ___________
b. M.S. Thesis ___________
c. Postdoctoral Fellowship ___________
d. Supported by:
2. Department ___________
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