The Patrick Woster Award for Service to the Division of Medicinal Chemistry

To celebrate and acknowledge the service legacy of Dr. Patrick Woster, the MEDI Division has created the Patrick Woster Award for Service to the Division of Medicinal Chemistry.

Pat served as an officer for the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry for 25 years as Division Secretary and Webmaster, Division Chair, and Membership and International Relations Chair. He was the driving force initiating the online presence of the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and created the Division’s web page in 1994. This website was the first of its kind within the American Chemical Society. He spearheaded the creation of the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame which has provided world-wide recognition for chemists who have made major contributions in the field.  He also wrote a short history of the Division that provides an excellent summary of its activities and growth in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (DOI: 10.1021/jm901089d)

He was a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In 2019, in recognition of his outstanding record of scientific and service excellence, Dr. Woster was elected to the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame.


Call for Nominations

The Pat Woster Service Award is open to a living scientist in the U.S. or abroad who has provided significant and impactful service to the Division of Medicinal Chemistry. It is expected that nominees would have served the Division for at least 5 years in roles that meaningfully advance the mission and purpose of the division.

Nominations may be submitted before November 1st on an annual basis and must include a letter of nomination (1000 words or less), a seconding letter (500 word or less) and a copy of the nominee's most recent curriculum vitae.

The award includes an engraved plaque, a $3,000 honorarium, and travel expenses incidental to receiving the award at the Spring National Meeting. Awardees will be invited to attend the MEDI programming, where they will be given the recognition plaque.

Submission deadline: November 1st