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Josef Fried, Ph.D.

Josef Fried was born in Poland in 1914 and came to the United States in 1938 to study at Columbia University. There he earned his Ph.D. in 1940 and did postdoctoral work until 1943. In 1944 he joined the Squibb Institute for Medical Research, where he did pioneering work in fluorinated corticosteroids. He moved to the University of Chicago in 1963 and did seminal work on the synthesis of prostaglandins. He won the American Chemical Society's Medicinal Chemistry Award in 1974. Fried was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Adapted from an article in the University of Chicago Chronicle

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