MEDI Division Awards > The Edward E. Smissman Award

This award was established in honor of Professor Edward E. Smissman of the University of Kansas, on the occasion of his untimely death in 1974. The Smissman Award is presented in odd years by the Division of Medicinal Chemistry at the Fall National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. It is given to a living scientist whose research, teaching or service has had a substantial impact on the intellectual and theoretical development of the field of Medicinal Chemistry. The award includes an engraved plaque and a $6,000 honorarium. Normally, the award is intended for scientists relatively late in their active scientific careers whereupon a substantial body of creative work is available, and sufficient time has passed to put their work in perspective.

The award is funded by a generous contribution from the Bruce E. and Cynthia A. Maryanoff Endowment Fund.

Call for nominations
The ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry invites nominations for the Bristol-Myers Squibb Edward E. Smissman Award. This Award is open to a living scientist, in the U.S. or abroad, whose research, teaching, and/or service have had a substantial impact on the intellectual and theoretical development of the field of medicinal chemistry. Normally, the Award is intended for scientists relatively late in their active scientific careers whereupon a substantial body of creative work is available and sufficient time has passed to place their work in perspective. Nominations may be submitted beginning in May of even numbered years, and must include a letter of nomination, up to two seconding letters and a copy of the nominee's most recent curriculum vitae. Nomination packets should be submitted electronically as a single file.

Submission deadline: November 1st, even-numbered years

New submissions till 11-01-2022

Past Winners of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Smissman Award

2021

Jeffrey Kelly

2019

John E. Macor

2017

Kenneth Jacobson

2015

Dennis Liotta

2013

Richard B. Silverman

2011

James A. Wells

2009

Bruce E. Maryanoff

2007

Kenner Rice

2005

Dan Rich

2003

Ronald T. Borchardt

2001

Arthur A. Patchett

1999

Ralph F. Hirschmann

1997

Joseph Cannon

1995

John Montgomery

1993

Leroy Townsend

1991

Phil Portoghese

1989

Les Mitscher

1987

Robert Abeles

1985

EJ Ariens

1983

Hameo Umezawa

1981

Adrien Albert

1979

Everette May

1977

Alfred Burger

1975

Corwin Hansch