ACS National Awards > The E. B. Hershberg Award for Important Discoveries in Medicinally Active Substances

The purpose of the E.B. Hershberg Award is to recognize and encourage outstanding discoveries in the chemistry of medicinally active substances. The discovery for which the award is given should have been made during the last two decades. The award consists of $3,000 and a certificate, and up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The award will be presented biennially in odd-numbered years. The E.B. Hershberg Award was established in 1988 by Schering-Plough Research Institute to honor the contributions of Emanuel B. Hershberg to the pharmaceutical industry, especially the application of organic chemistry for the discovery and development of novel drugs. It shall be granted for outstanding discoveries and/or developments in the chemistry of medicinally active substances, without regard to age or nationality of the recipient. The award is currently sponsored by Merck.

Call for nominations
Information about the Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry is available on the ACS website.

Past Winners of the E. B. Hershberg Award

2019

Jeffery W. Kelly

2017

Stanley T. Crooke​

2015

Ruth R. Wexler​

2013

Bruce E. Maryanoff​

2011

Richard B. Silverman

2009

Choung Un Kim​

2007

John A. Katzenellenbogen ​

2005

Christopher A. Lipinski​

2003

A.K. Ganguly​

2001

Iwao Ojima

1999

John J. Baldwin​

1997

Simon F. Campbell​

1995

Paul S. Anderson

1993

Arthur A. Patchett​

1991

George deStevens​