To enhance the visibility of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry and ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters within the medicinal chemistry community and strengthen ties between the Journals and the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry, a lectureship named in honor of Phil Portoghese, Editor-in Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry from 1972 to 2011, has been established. There are two awards for early-career investigators. The objective of this lectureship is to honor the recipients’ contributions to medicinal chemistry research. The lectureships will be administered jointly by the Editors-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters and the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. For the purposes of this award, an early career investigator is someone who has completed their terminal degree within the past 10 years and who has displayed impact and/or promise of impact to the field of medicinal chemistry ($1,500 honorarium, $750 towards travel expenses 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 Journals 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 15th
Winners of the Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry / Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship
Kim D. Janda
Amy Hauck Newman
Nicholas A. Meanwell
Richard A. Glennon
Winners of the Early Career Philip S. Portoghese Journal of Medicinal Chemistry / Division of Medicinal Chemistry Joint Lectureship