MEDI Division Awards > The Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry - Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship​

To enhance the visibility of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry within the medicinal chemistry community and strengthen ties between the Journal and the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, a lectureship named in honor of Phil Portoghese, Editor-in Chief of the Journal from 1972 to 2011, has been established. There are two awards, one for an established investigator, and one for a junior investigator. The objective of this lectureship is to honor the recipients contributions to medicinal chemistry research. The lectureships will be administered jointly by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. The established investigator award ($2,000, $750 for travel and an engraved plaque) will be given to a senior medicinal chemist who has had a major impact on medicinal chemistry research. A young investigator is someone who will have completed their terminal degree within the past 10 years who has displayed impact and/or promise of impact to the field of medicinal chemistry ($1,000, $750 for travel and an engraved plaque).

Call for nominations
The objective of the lectureship is to honor, at the annual fall ACS meeting, the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on medicinal chemistry research.
Candidates should meet the above criteria and have published at least one article in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. The Editor-in-Chief of the Journal and officers of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry are not eligible for the award, nor is any member of the selection committee in the year in which the awardee is chosen.
Nominations will consist of a current curriculum vitae for the candidate, a list of publications, a letter outlining the special achievements of the candidate, and a minimum of two additional letters of support. Nomination packets should be submitted electronically as a single file.

Submission deadline: February 1st

New submissions till 02-01-2023

Winners of the Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry / Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship

2021

Margaret Chu-Moyer

2019

Kim D. Janda​

2018

Mark Cushman

2017

Rolf Hartmann​

2016

Amy Hauck Newman

2015

Nicholas A. Meanwell

2014

Richard A. Glennon

2013

Craig Lindsley​

2012

Kenneth Jacobson​

2011

Dale Boger​

2010

John Katzenellenbogen

Winners of the Early Career Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry / Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship

2021

Daniel Palacios