MEDI Division Awards > The David W. Robertson Award

The David W. Robertson Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry, supported by Pfizer, Inc., is in memory of David W. Robertson, a widely respected, highly successful and creative medicinal chemist. The award, given in even-numbered years, is intended to recognize seminal contributions by young scientists to medicinal chemistry. Nominees, who must be age 40 or younger at the time of nomination, can be employed in academia, industry, government or by a private research organization and must be engaged in the research of biologically active substances. The nominee must have had a primary role in the discovery of a novel therapeutic agent(s), target(s), theoretical concept(s) in medicinal chemistry or drug discovery, and/or made a significant scientific discovery that enhances the field of medicinal chemistry.

Call for nominations
The David W. Robertson Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry, awarded in even-numbered years, is intended to recognize seminal contributions by young scientists to medicinal chemistry. Nominees, who must be age 40 or younger at the time of nomination, can be employed in academia, industry, government, or by a private research organization and must be engaged in the research of biologically active substances. The nominee must have had a primary role in the discovery of a novel therapeutic agent(s), target(s), theoretical concept(s) in medicinal chemistry or drug discovery, and/or made a significant scientific discovery that enhances the field of medicinal chemistry.

Nomination packages must include a current curriculum vitae, a primary letter of recommendation that clearly describes the contribution(s) and accomplishment(s) of the nominee, the role the individual played in the discovery or discoveries for which he/she is being nominated, and a second supporting letter from someone familiar with the work being recognized. Nomination packets should be submitted electronically as a single file.

Submission deadline: November 1st, odd-numbered years

Submissions closed

Winners of the David W. Robertson Award

2020

William Wuest​

2018

Timothy Heffron​

2016

Hubert Yin

2014

Matthew D. Disney

2012

Thomas Prisinzano​

2010

Andrew Stamford​

2009

Brian Blagg

2008

Kevin Duffy​

2007

Andrew Fensome​

2006

Paul J. Hergenrother​

2005

Donald S. Middleton​