MEDI Division Awards > The Division of Medicinal Chemistry Award​

The Division of Medicinal Chemistry Award is given in even years, and the presentation and award symposium are held at the National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. This award is open to any scientist or team of scientists whose research has, directly or indirectly, had a significant effect on medicinal chemistry. Although other types of accomplishments (such as a new research tool or a biological discovery) will not be excluded, emphasis shall be placed on (a) medicinal chemistry, (b) recent contributions, and (c) scientists whose accomplishments have not already been adequately recognized in the form of other honors.

The award is funded by a generous contribution from the Thomas J. Perun Endowment Fund.

Call for nominations
The Division of Medicinal Chemistry Award is given in even years, with award address at National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. The Division of Medicinal Chemistry award consists of three thousand dollars, a plaque and travel expenses incidental to receiving the Award. The award shall be made biennially, in even-numbered years, at the National Medicinal Chemistry Symposium. The recipient will be asked to present an Award Address on this occasion.

The Award shall be open to any scientist here or abroad, whose research has, directly or indirectly, had a significant effect on Medicinal Chemistry. Although other types of accomplishment (such as a new research tool or a biological discovery) shall not be excluded, emphasis shall be placed on (a) medicinal chemistry, (b) recent contributions, and (c) scientists whose accomplishments have not already been adequately recognized in the form of other honors. Research teams shall not be excluded as sharers of the Award.

Nominations must include a detailed letter describing the candidate’s research accomplishments and contributions to medicinal chemistry, at least one seconding letter and a current curriculum vitae of the nominee(s). Nomination materials should be submitted as a single .pdf file.

Submission deadline: November 1st, odd-numbered years

Submissions closed

Past Winners of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Smissman Award

2020

Shaomeng Wang

2018

Emma Parmee​

2016

Manoj C. Desai ​

2014

William A. Denny ​

2012

Alexandros Makriyannis​

2010

Malcolm MacCoss​

2008

Duane D. Miller​

2006

George A. Ellestad​

2004

Chris Lipinski​

2002

F. Ivy Carroll​

2000

Lester Mitscher​

1998

John G. Topliss​

1996

Kenner C. Rice​

1994

Laurence H. Hurley​

1992

Daniel H. Rich

1990

Philip Portoghese​

1988

Garland Marshall​

1986

Ralph Hirschmann

1984

Paul A. J. Janssen​

1982

Bengt Samuelsson​

1980

C. Robin Ganellin

1978

Leo Sternbach​

1976

Bernard Belleau​

1974

Josef Fried

1972

George Hitchings​

1970

James Maurice Sprague​

1968

Syndey Archer

1966

Bernard Baker​