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The Helen M. Free Award Ior Public
Outreach recognizes outstanding
achievements in the Iield oI public out-
reach by a member oI the ACS who
improves public recognition and appre-
ciation Ior the contributions oI chem-
istry. This award was established in
1995 by the American Chemical Soci-
ety Committee on Public Relations and
Communications. Winners receive a
crystal award and a $1000 prize.
When she assumed the presidency
oI the American Chemical Society in
1993, Dr. Helen M. Free pledged to ini-
tiate and support activities that would
'improve the public`s awareness oI
chemistry`s contributions to the quality
oI daily liIe.¨ This pledge grew out oI
her long-standing commitment to pub-
lic outreach by chemists and chemical
engineers. She participated in the estab-
lishment oI Kids & Chemistry, a pro-
gram in which scientists do hands-on
activities with elementary school stu-
dents. As chair oI the National Chem-
istry Week Task Force (1987-1992),
she shepherded ACS`s most successIul
public outreach program through its
Iormative years. She helped originate
and lead the movement toward a
worldwide International Chemistry
Celebration in 1999, which was contin-
ued with the United Nations` declara-
tion oI 2011 as the International Year
oI Chemistry.
Dr. Free has given countless talks
on the importance oI communicating
science to the public, and she has per-
sonally done more than 100 media
interviews on the importance oI chem-
istry to modern society. These contri-
butions are milestones in a 50¹ year
career as a clinical scientista career
that is studded with honors and awards
Ior proIessional excellence and service
to her proIession and the community-
at-large. It is more than Iitting that the
annual Award Ior Public Outreach
bears her name.
Contribution: For the purposes oI
this award, 'public outreach¨ activities
are deIined as those that reach lay
audiences, as opposed to science pro-
Iessionals. The award selection com-
mittee will consider such Iactors as the
nominee`s personal advocacy and
involvement in public outreach initia-
tives; development or expansions oI
ideas, materials, and/or resources Ior
volunteer programs; and overall impact
on the public. QualiIying activities
include lectures, presentations, demon-
strations, seminars, symposia, and
exhibits; newspaper or magazine arti-
cles and interviews; radio and televi-
sion appearances; and hands-on science
activities with children and/or adults.
Venues may include schools, libraries,
churches, museums, parks, shopping
malls, and other public places. Audi-
ences may include civic, Iraternal, reli-
gious, youth, and proIessional (non-
science) groups. The activities may be
local, national, or international.
Eligibility: A nominee must be an
ACS member in good standing whose
eIIorts have increased the public`s
awareness and understanding oI the
importance oI chemistry or chemical
engineering. The nominee must have
made a major eIIort to reach the public
with positive messages about the con-
tributions oI the chemical sciences to a
better quality oI liIe. Nominees have
usually perIormed public outreach Ior
more than 5 years, and winners oIten
have exhibited a liIetime commitment
to public outreach. Prior nomination
does not exclude a candidate Ior con-
sideration in the subsequent years.
While a nominee may be proIes-
sionally involved in public outreach
(either selI-employed or as an
employee oI a corporation or organiza-
tion), the activities Ior which he or she
is nominated must be perIormed with-
out Iinancial compensation. Employ-
ees of the ACS are not eligible.
Nominations must be submitted
using the Helen M Free nomination
Iorm. Nominations are due May 15 oI
the award year. Any individual may
submit a nomination. Seconding letters
are not necessary, and only those that
contain Iactual inIormation not pro-
vided in the nominating document will
be transmitted to the Selection Com-
mittee. In no case should more than
two such supporting letters be a part oI
a nomination.
Accompanying materials, such as
the nominee`s resume and seconding
letters can be e-mailed to
HMFreeAward¸ Any materi-
als that must be submitted in hard copy
must be postmarked on or beIore mid-
night May 15 and mailed to the
address below:
CPRC Liaison Room 503
OIIice oI Public AIIairs
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
For more inIormation, contact:
Nominations are considered by the
Awards Selection Subcommittee oI the
ACS Committee on Public Relations
and Communications. The decision oI
the Awards Selection Subcommittee is
Iinal. The winner is notiIied by mail in
early July.
The award is presented annually at
the ChemLuminary Awards session,
which is held each Iall at the ACS
National Meeting. Winners must agree
to be present to receive their awards
unless prevented by circumstances
beyond their control. The ACS will
provide complimentary travel and
hotel accommodations oI up to $1000
Ior the awardee and one guest.
Past Winners
· 2011 William F. 'Bill¨ Trammell
· 2010 William C. Deese
· 2009 David Katz
· 2008 Mickey Sarquis
· 2007 John Fortman
· 2006 Donald Showalter
Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach
Completed applications are due May 15, 2012. Apply at the following link:
Nominations Sought for Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach
For more inIormation, contact: HMFreeAward¸
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May 1, 1493
Paracelsus, or Theophrastus Bom-
bast von Hohenheim, who Iounded a
new school oI chemistry, iatrochem-
istry, which is the application oI
chemistry to medicine; was born on
this date. He believed that the Iour
elements (air, water, earth, & Iire)
were present in substances as three
principles, mercury (volatility and
Iusibility), sulIur (inIlammability),
and salt (incombustibility), and he
developed a cure Ior St. Vitus Dis-
May 2, 1912
One hundred years ago on this date,
BF Goodrich Company was incor-
May 3, 1892
George Paget Thomson was born on
this date. In 1937 he shared the
Nobel Prize in Physics with C.J.
Davisson Ior Ior their discovery oI
the interIerence phenomena arising
when crystals are exposed to elec-
tron beams.
May 6, 1871
F. Victor Grignard was born on this
date. One hundred years ago, he
shared the 1912 Nobel Prize in
Chemistry with Paul Sabatier Ior his
discovery oI the so-called Grignard
reagent and Ior Sabatier`s methods
oI hydrogenating organic com-
pounds in the presence oI Iinely
divided metals, whereby the
progress oI organic chemistry has
been greatly advanced.
May 7, 1939
Sidney Altman was born on this
date. He shared the Nobel Prize with
Thomas R. Cech in 1989 Ior their
discovery oI the catalytic properties
May 8, 1873
Nevil V. Sidgwick, who was born on
this date, was a researcher on molec-
ular structure and the theory oI
valency. He did research on bonding
in coordination compounds and
investigated phase equilibria and the
solubility oI organic acids and bases.
May 11, 1904
Donald F. Othmer, born on this date,
was a chemical engineer who devel-
oped the Othmer still and was co-
Iounder & editor oI the Kirk-Othmer
Encylopedia oI Chemical Technol-
May 16, 1950
J. Georg Bednorz, born on this date,
shared the 1987 Nobel Prize in
Physics with K. Alexander Müller
Ior their important breakthrough in
the discovery oI superconductivity
in ceramic materials.
May 18, 1778
Andrew Ure, Iirst to describe chemi-
cal solutions in terms oI chemical
equivalents, i.e., normality, was born
on this date. continued on page 20
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Meeting of the Aortheastern Section of the American
Chemical Society
Education Night
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Tufts University,
51 Winthrop Street, MedIord, MA
4:00 pm NESACS Board Meeting
5:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Award Meeting, Dr. Ruth Tanner, NESACS Chair, presiding.
Lecture: David SittenIeld, Museum oI Science, Manager oI the
Forum Program. Title: Chemistrv in the Museum. Engaging the
Public with Demonstrations and Conversations.
7:45 pm Presentation of the Education Night Awards
James Flack Norris/Theodore William Richards Awards Ior Excel-
lence in Teaching at the Secondary School Level
Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships
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around emerging scientiIic and techno-
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Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society
Golf Tournament
All proceeds support NESACS programs
Wedgewood Pines Country Club
Stow, MA
June 19, 2012
Box Lunch - Shot Gun Start at 1 PM
BBQ and Awards ImmediateIy FoIIowing
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Highlights from Last Year’s Golf
Tournament Photos courtesy of Amy Tapper
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Andrew H. Weinberg
1ames R. Downing, M.D.
Deputy Director, St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital; ScientiIic Director
and Executive Vice President, St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital
Associate Director oI Basic Research, Cancer Center, Memphis, TN 38105
Whole genome sequencing of pediatric cancers
Tuesday, 1une 5, 2012
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jimmy Fund Auditorium, Jimmy Fund Building
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
35 Binney St., Boston, MA, 02115
Contact: Sarah Hagan
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children`s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
In January 2010, St. Jude Children`s
Research Hospital and Washington
University School oI Medicine in St.
Louis announced an unprecedented
eIIort to identiIy the genetic changes
that give rise to some oI the world`s
deadliest childhood cancers. The team
joined Iorces to decode the genomes oI
more than 600 childhood cancer
patients. The St. Jude Children`s
Research Hospital Washington Uni-
versity Pediatric Cancer Genome Proj-
ect is the largest investment to date
aimed at understanding the genetic ori-
gins oI childhood cancers. Scientists
involved in the project are sequencing
the entire genomes oI both normal and
cancer cells Irom each patient, compar-
ing diIIerences in the DNA to identiIy
genetic mistakes that lead to cancer.
Dr. Downing, the leader oI this out-
standing eIIort, will provide an update
oI the status oI this initiative and dis-
cuss the implications oI whole genome
sequencing oI pediatric cancers in our
understanding and treatment oI child-
hood malignancies.
The mission oI the Andrew H.
Weinberg Annual Memorial Fund is to
1st place team (l-r) Rvan McDonnell, Steve
Dani:io, Nick Ciulla, Harrv Mandeville (Tour-
nament Co-Chair), Eric Sandquist
2nd place team (l-r) Marc Cadell, Bruce Shutts,
Richard Yieh, Brian Robins, Harrv Mandeville
3rd place team (l-r) Geoff Tapper, Ken Nappi,
Bridge Hunter, Amv Tapper, Harrv Mandeville
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Wilton L. Jirgo
Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Ari-
zona State University (2005) A.B. in
Chemistry, Princeton University (2000).
Professional Experience: Walsh
Assistant ProIessor oI Chemistry,
Wellesley College (2008-Present).
Research AIIiliate, Department oI
Chemistry, MIT (Present).Visiting Sci-
entist, Department oI Chemistry, MIT
Postdoctoral Fellow and MLK
Scholar, MIT (2006-2008). Post-doctoral
Associate, MIT (2006). Educational
Consultant (2000-Present). ProIessional
Associate, Brookhaven National Labo-
ratory (2000-2001). Deloitte & Touche
consulting summer internship (1999).
Leadership Alliance Early IdentiIica-
tion Program chemistry internship
(1998). Freelance Proposal Writer
ACS Service: Research presentation
at 239
ACS National Meeting, Boston,
MA (2010). Research presentation at
ACS National Meeting, San Fran-
cisco, CA (2007).
NESACS Service: Invited seminar
speaker Ior the NESACS Monthly
Meeting at Simmons College (2009).
Panelist at the Overcoming Barriers
ConIerence sponsored by NSYCC
Relevant Memberships: American
Chemical Society (ACS) member
(2008-Present). Council on Under-grad-
uate Research (CUR) member (2009).
President oI MIT NOBCChE Chapter
Honors: Eastman Kodak Dr.
Theophilus Sorrell Fellowship Award
(2005). Minority Graduate Education ¸
Mountain States Alliance Scholar
(2002-2005). Outstanding Graduate
Research Assistant Award at ASU
(2003). Rao Prize at OSU 2002 Interna-
tional Symposium on Molecular Spec-
troscopy (2002). Princeton University
Chemistry Outreach Program CertiIicate
(2000). Princeton University Chemistry
Tutor (1997-2000).
Position Statement: Chair-Elect:
My goal as a candidate Ior the NESACS
Chair-Elect position is to leverage the
Northeastern Section`s position as the
largest ACS Section to strengthen both
the Boston area and global scientiIic
network, and provide an environment
Ior collaboration across academia and
As the Chair-Elect, I will diligently
arrange and attend the monthly
NESACS meetings. I will be available
to the NESACS community and respon-
sible Ior Iacilitating the transIer oI
knowledge between expert speakers and
all NESACS members that represent a
diverse spectrum oI interests and back-
grounds in chemistry.
From 2009-2011, I organized the
Department oI Chemistry Seminar
Series at Wellesley College. In 2010, I
co-organized the Junior Faculty
Research Seminars across all Depart-
ments at Wellesley College. My role at
Wellesley included selecting and invit-
ing speakers, organizing the seminar
schedule, delegating responsibility Ior
hosting and organizing lunches and din-
ners with seminar speakers, and publi-
cizing the seminars. I will bring my
passion Ior chemistry and enthusiasm
Ior organizing seminars to the Chair-
Elect position.
Catherine E. Costello
A ProIessor oI Biochemistry, Bio-
physics and Chemistry at Boston Uni-
versity, Catherine is based on the
Medical School campus. She received
her A.B. in Chemistry Irom Emmanuel
College, and both the M.S. and Ph.D. in
Organic Chemistry Irom Georgetown
University. AIter many years at MIT,
she moved to BUSM in 1994 and estab-
lished the Center Ior Biomedical Mass
Spectrometry. Her research interests are
in the determination oI the structures
and Iunctions oI biopolymers, with par-
ticular emphasis on glycobiology, post-
translational modiIications oI proteins
and protein Iolding disorders. She is
author or coauthor oI about 300 scien-
tiIic papers. She is an ACS Fellow, and
has received the ACS Field and Franklin
Award and the NESACS Henry A. Hill
Award. She has served as an ACS Coun-
cilor Irom the Northeastern Section Ior
23 years. She is currently a member oI
the Ethics Committee and is a board
member oI the Foundation Ior the Malta
Meetings on Research and Education in
the Middle East. She has been a mem-
ber oI the Constitution and Bylaws
Committee, and a member and chair oI
the International Activities Committee.
She is currently the President oI the
Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)
and Vice-President oI the International
Mass Spectrometry Foundation. She
served as President oI the American
Society Ior Mass Spectrometry in 2002-
2004. She is a member oI the boards oI
US-HUPO and the Human Pro-
teomics/Glycomics Initiative. She
serves on the editorial boards oI several
journals and is a member oI academic
NESACS Election 2011
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and institutional advisory committees in
the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. She is
particularly interested in scientiIic edu-
cation and the Iostering oI international
I would like to continue to bring my
interests in basic research, education
and international activities to the Coun-
cil on behalI oI the members oI
NESACS, and to contribute my organi-
zational experience to the Northeastern
Section by serving as its chair-elect and
chair in the coming years.
NESACS is one oI the largest sec-
tions within the Society and has a long
record oI innovation and leadership. To
carry this proud record Iorward, the sec-
tion needs to preserve its strong Iounda-
tion and to incorporate new approaches
and activities into its programs. In the
past, I have served several terms as
member and chair oI the Publications
Committee; I will encourage the expan-
sion oI the central and aIIiliated Web-
sites and other social communication
methods to inIorm the members and the
public and to encourage the participa-
tion oI younger members in the YCC
and all section activities. As chair oI the
NESACS Bylaws Committee, I am
working with the Board on substantial
revisions that will update and clariIy our
Bylaws and I will continue to look Ior
opportunities to improve our organiza-
tional structure.
Although the employment picture is
brighter in our area than it is in other
parts oI the country, there is still a need
to assist long-term members and new
graduates with securing appropriate
positions and with continuing education
to help them move upward in their
careers. I will be very attentive to these
needs and will encourage career-related
activities at the national and local level.
For senior members, I will look Ior
ways that help them to remain Iinan-
cially secure and to contribute their
expertise to younger members and to
the community, through workshops,
one-on-one counseling, and the involve-
ment oI local industrial partners.
Our many well-known educational
research institutions are a rich resource
Ior the section, yet many prominent
local scientists who are active in ACS
publications and governance have little
regular engagement with the NESACS.
I would like to increase the participation
oI members at these institutions in the
activities oI the section, and to reach out
to the many postdoctoral Iellows who
are members oI our community during
an important segment oI their careers.
We have seen some increase in the par-
ticipation oI high school teachers in
NESACS; more NESACS eIIorts are
needed to support both curriculum
development and extracurricular activi-
ties that will encourage and aid the next
generation oI science students and
develop science-aware citizens.
We need to Ioster and expand con-
nections to our government representa-
tives at the national and local level, to
provide advice and input on pending
legislation and to create awareness oI
the necessity Ior changes and improve-
ments in existing or proposed program
that will aIIect our members and society
in general. NESACS has increased this
activity in recent years and will need to
become even more active in the Iuture.
Stephen Lantos
Statement: I have chosen to run Ior
Chair Irom a deep commitment to the
Northeastern Section oI the American
Chemical Society. In my 20¹ years oI
involvement with the section, I have
served as Chairperson Ior the High
School Education Committee, wrote
and administered the annual Ashdown
Exam to section students to qualiIy Ior
the nationally administered United
States National Chemistry Olympiad,
with which I have been involved Ior
over 15 years as Chair oI the Labora-
tory Practical portion oI the exam. I
have served as Counselor at Large three
times in recent years. Recipient oI the
Aula Laudis Award Ior recognition oI
excellence in high school chemistry
teaching, the Theodore Richards Award,
NERM Excellence in Secondary High
School Education, and most recently
the Henry Hill Award, I remain devoted
to promoted the interests oI the section
through high school chemistry educa-
tion and look Iorward to serving as your
section Chair.
Steve Lantos
Chemistry Teacher, Brookline High
School, 1985-present
Aorton P. Peet
Education and Experience: B.A.
(1966); Ph.D. University oI Nebraska
(1970); Postdoctoral Research Associ-
ate, Massachusetts Institute oI Technol-
ogy (1970-1971); Postdoctoral
Associate, University oI South Carolina
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and return envelope have been pro-
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being carried out in conIormance with
Article VIII oI the Constitution oI the
North eastern Section. The order oI
candidates Ior each oIIice on the ballot
will be determined by lot. Comments
regarding the election may be
addressed to the Nominating Commit-
tee Chair, Dr. Patrick Gordon (address
on p.3).
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(1971-1972); Senior Research
Chemist/Research Specialist (1972-
1979) Dow Chemical; Research
Leader/Group Leader (1979-1984) Mer-
rell Dow Research Institute; Senior
Research Scientist/Director (1991-1996)
Marion Merrell Dow; Head Medicinal
Chemistry-Distinguished Scientist
(1996-1998) Hoechst Marion Roussell
and (1998-2000) Aventis; Vice President
oI Discovery Alliances (2000-2002)
ArQule; CEO, President and Founder
(2002-2005) Aurigene Discovery Tech-
nologies; Director oI Chemistry (2005-
present) Microbiotix; International
R&D Consultant (2005-present).
Northeastern Section ACS Activi-
ties: Member oI the ACS since 1967;
Chaired, co-organized and presented at
the Iollowing Symposia Ior the Medici-
nal Chemistry Section oI NESACS:
Natural Product ScaIIolds as Starting
Points Ior Drug Discovery (May 27,
2004) 852
Meeting; New Uses Ior Old
Drugs (September 9, 2004) 853
ing; Kinase Targets (December 9
2004) 856
Meeting; New Targets Ior
Type II Diabetes (May 19
, 2005) 861
Meeting; New Targets Ior Type II Dia-
betes (Part II) (December 8
, 2005)
Meeting; New Trends in Oncology
(May 18
, 2006) 868
Meeting; New
Trends in Oncology (Part II) (September
21, 2006) 871
Meeting; Lead Opti-
mization Strategies (May 17
, 2007)
Meeting; Signal Transduction Tar-
gets and Drug Discovery (December
, 2007) 883
Meeting; presented
Outsourcing: The Global Picture (May
13, 2008) 886
Meeting; New Develop-
ments in Anti-inIective Research (Sep-
tember 11, 2008) 889
Meeting; Recent
Developments in Neurodegenerative
Diseases (September 10, 2009) 898
Meeting; Recent Developments in
RNAi Therapeutics (December 10,
2009) 901
Meeting; Emerging Treat-
ments Ior CNS Disorders (September
, 2010) 900
Meeting; New Develop-
ments in Anti-inIective Research (May
19, 2011) 916
Meeting; and Metabolic
Disorders and Cardiovascular Disease
(December 8, 2011) 919
Statement. I have co-organized and
chaired 16 symposia in the last seven
years on topics oI high current interest
to the medicinal chemists in our section.
We have signiIicantly grown the audi-
ence Ior these symposia and the meet-
ings are very well-attended. As Coun-
cilor oI our Northeastern Section I will
continue to be very active with the
Medicinal Chemistry Section Meetings
and will continue to orchestrate meet-
ings with international speakers and per-
tinent topics Ior our constituents Irom
the biotechnology and pharmaceutical
sectors and the surrounding academic
As a Councilor Ior the Northeastern
Section oI the American Chemical Soci-
ety, I will attend our National ACS
Meet ings, represent our Section at these
nat ional meetings, and cast my votes, as
ne cessary, to represent our members and
to ensure that our governing body is
work ing in the best interests oI our sec-
My career path has aIIorded me
insights into the various sectors oI our
scientiIic community, eg, big pharma,
biotechnology, academia and govern-
ment. At Aventis, as Head oI Medicinal
Chemistry and Distinguished Scientist, I
gained an understanding oI the chal-
lenges that big pharma Iaces. As both
Vice President oI Discovery Technology
at ArQule and as the CEO oI Aurigene
Discovery Technologies, I built inte-
grated research organizations and there-
Iore have acquired an understanding oI
the challenges Iaced by small and mid-
size companies. I have designed and
taught courses in Iive diIIerent academic
settings, so have been exposed to the
great responsibilities that proIessors
Iace in our institutions oI higher learn-
ing. As an advisor Ior 12 years to the
annual IBC Boston Drug Discovery
Technology meetings, I have Iormally
introduced and become acquainted with
our last three FDA Commissioners.
These experiences have given me a
keen awareness oI what is required Ior
diIIerent scientiIic organizations to
Iunction eIIiciently and eIIectively. It is
this experience that I bring to the posi-
tion oI NESACS Councilor.
Raj (SB) Rajur
Education: Ph.D. in Organic/Medici-
nal Chemistry, Karnataka University,
Dharwad, India (1988); Postdoctoral
Fellow, University oI Texas Southwest-
ern Medical Center, Dallas (1988-1990);
Group Leader, Boston College, Chest-
nut Hill, MA (1990-1992); Instructor,
Center Ior Engineering in Medicine,
Massachusetts General Hospital, Har-
vard Medical School (1992-1996).
Professional Experience: Instructor,
Shriner `s Burns Institute, Boston;
Instructor, Massachusetts General Hos-
pital, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct
Assistant ProIessor, Northeastern Uni-
versity, Boston; Group Leader, Milli-
pore Corporation, BedIord, MA; Project
Leader, ArQule, Inc., Woburn, MA.
Reviewer, Journal of Pharmaceutical
Sciences (ACS Journal); Recipient oI
research grants Irom University oI
Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas. Presently, Founder (2002),
Chairman and CEO oI CreaGen Bio-
sciences, Inc., Woburn, MA.
ACS/NESACS Service: Alternate
Councilor, NESACS (2005-present);
Program Chair, Medicinal Chemistry
Division, NESACS (2003-present);
NESACS Nominating Committee
(2008); Organizing Committee,
sored Advances in Chemical Sciences
Symposium Series (2007-present).
Membership/Honors: ACS Organic
Chemistry Division, ACS Medicinal
Chemistry Division AAAS, and Indian
Chemical Society. Listed in American
Men and Women oI Science and Who`s
Who in Science and Engineering.
Involved in many Indian cultural and
community organizations on advisory
boards. Invited speaker at several inter-
national conIerences.
Position Statement: In my tenure as
program coordinator and program chair
Ior the NESACS Medicinal Chemistry
Division, my mission has been to bring
quality drug discovery science to our
May, September and December annual
symposia. Some oI the recent topics on
which we have Iocused are Kinase Tar-
gets, New Targets Ior Type-2 Diabetes
Parts I and II, New Trends in Oncology
Parts I and II, Signal Transduction Tar-
gets and Drug Discovery, New Devel-
opments in Ant-InIective Research,
Lead Optimization Strategies, New
Technologies Ior Drug Discovery, and
Emerging Opportunities Ior Drug Dis-
covery in Asia. The purpose oI bringing
good pharmaceutical science to our very
active local section audiences is multi-
purpose. Our territory now houses the
biotech hub oI the world, and has
become a location where every multina-
tional pharmaceutical company wants to
partner, headquarter or establish a Cen-
ter oI Excellence. We, as a section, need
to be exposed to a cross section oI the
science that is ongoing in the industry.
Our meetings are venues Ior the
exchange oI ideas between industrial
and academic participants. And, very
importantly, our meetings are places
where students Irom our many presti-
gious colleges and universities can net-
work with proIessionals and learn Irom
the symposia topics Ieaturing cutting
edge science.
As an Alternate Councilor, I have
regularly attended the NESACS
monthly meetings and contributed sev-
eral new ideas and inputs. I have regu-
larly represented NESACS at national
ACS meetings and participated in gov-
ernance meetings.
II elected as a Councilor, I will con-
tinue to support and encourage
NESACS meetings that bring topnotch
science to our audiences oI academic
and industrial proIessionals and stu-
dents. I ask Ior your vote and thank you
Ior your support.
Andrew Scholte
Education: B. Sc. (Biochemistry; 1
Class Honors) Simon Fraser University,
2000; Ph.D. (Chemistry) University oI
Alberta, 2006;
Professional Experience: Genzyme
Corporation, Medicinal Chemistry
Department, StaII Scientist II, 2012-
present; Genzyme Corporation, Medici-
nal Chemistry Department, StaII
Scientist I, 2008-2012; Boston College,
Chemistry Department, NSERC Post-
doctoral Iellow with ProI. Marc Snap-
per, 2006-2008.
Honors/Awards: ACS Leadership
Development Award (2010); Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research
Council oI Canada (NSERC) PDF
(2006-2008); Outstanding Oral Presen-
tation-Canadian Society Ior Chemistry
(2005); Canada Graduate Scholarship
(2003-2005); NSERC Postgraduate
Scholarship A (2001-2003); Alberta Her-
itage Studentship (2000-2005); Faculty
oI Science Graduate Entrance Scholar-
ship (2000); Department oI Chemistry
Entrance Scholarship (2000); Walter H.
John Scholarship (2001-2005); Mary
Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award
(2004); AlIred Bader Scholarship-Cana-
dian Society Ior Chemistry (2000).
Service to the Chemistry Commu-
nity (USA and Canada): Member oI
the ACS since 2006; Alternate Councilor
(Jan. 2012-present), Vice Chair oI the
NSYCC (2010-2011). Member on the
NESACS committee Ior the 2010 ACS
meeting in Boston, MA (Katherine Lee-
Chair); President oI the 1
BanII Sympo-
sium on Organic Chemistry Organizing
Committee; Member oI the Canadian
Institute oI Chemistry since 2000.
Statement: I am honored to be nomi-
nated Ior election as a NESACS coun-
cilor. For the past 15 years I have been
actively involved with serving the scien-
tiIic community in the United States and
Canada. During my undergraduate stud-
ies at Simon Fraser University, I was the
President oI the Biochemistry and
Chemistry Undergraduate Student
Union. As president I initiated a career
symposium program where students
could learn more about potential career
opportunities in both academic and
industrial Iields. During my graduate
school training at the University oI
Alberta I established a new conIerence
Ior graduate students in Chemistry. The
BanII Symposium on Organic Chemistry
is held every two years in BanII, Alberta
and aims to highlight graduate student`s
research while providing an opportunity
to discuss their work with industrial,
post-doctoral, and Iaculty researchers.
For the past Iew years I have been
involved with NESACS. In the winter
oI 2010 I was a member oI the
NESACS committee Ior the 2010 ACS
meeting in Boston. On this committee I
was responsible Ior recruiting student
volunteers working during the national
meeting. More recently, I was elected as
vice chair oI the Younger Chemists
Committee within NESACS (NSYCC)
Ior year oI 2011. With-in this role I was
involved in planning oI events hosted by
the NSYCC and acted as a moderator
and scientiIic judge Ior the annual grad-
uate research conIerence (2011). Last
year I was Iortunate enough to be
elected as an alternate councilor Ior the
NESACS (2012-2014) and I am running
again to be elected as a councilor on the
NESACS board.
I am looking Iorward to build upon
my experiences with NESACS and to
take on a more active role within the
local section here in the Northeast. II
elected as a councilor, I will continue to
my work with the younger chemists.
Younger chemists can learn Irom the
experiences oI our members and bring
Iresh and new ideas to the section. It is
imperative Ior the Iuture oI NESACS
and the ACS that we actively engage the
younger chemists oI our society. I ask
Ior your vote and thank you in advance
Ior your support.
1ennifer Larese
Education: Michigan State Univer-
sity, B.A., 2000.
Professional Experience: PIizer Inc:
Quality Assurance Specialist,
20002008; Southern Connecticut State
University Center Ior Research on Inter-
Iace Structures and Phenomena
|CRISP| Curriculum Support Specialist,
2009-2010; NOVA, the PBS Science
Show produced by WGBH, Outreach
Coordinator, 20102011.
Service in ACS National Office:
Younger Chemists Committee,
Service in ACS Offices: Member
ACS since 1995. Kalamazoo Section:
NCW/Events, Member 2006 2008;
New Haven Section: Councilor
20092010. Northeastern Section:
Member, 2010present.
Statement: As an undergrad student,
I joined my local ACS student chapter
and was soon nominated as secretary.
AIter a year, I moved upwards to the
Vice Chair position and helped plan the
events Ior Mole Day and National
Chemistry Week. At that time, I was
impressed with not only the wealth oI
resources to share science with the pub-
lic, but also ACS member`s commit-
ment to supporting the society`s call to
do outreach activities and hands-on
demonstrations. For more than 15 years,
I have been active in three local sections
and would be honored to continue as a
councilor Ior NESACS. As the largest
section oI the ACS, this group has
demonstrated their capabilities and
motivation time and time again. I look
Iorward to actively engaging with the
section, including the outreach activities
such as science caIes and science Iesti-
vals. Science CaIes are events that are
tied to my personal and proIessional his-
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As an ACS member in Kalamazoo,
MI, I chartered and ran the Science CaIe
Ior our local section. The science caIe
community is a growing movement in
the inIormal science education |ISE|
Iield and is a proven way to engage
diverse audiences in science conversa-
tions. In an eIIort to engage children,
adults, teens, and Iamilies in science, I
have spent years as a volunteer and as a
proIessional working in inIormal sci-
ence education doing everything Irom
demonstrations to presentations to ele-
vator speeches about chemistry and sci-
ence in everyday liIe.
Plus, science Iestivals Ioster on-going
science engagement within a whole
community and are great ways to volun-
teer and showcase science! The Cam-
bridge Science Festival is a great local
event to participate in, as I have discov-
ered in the time I`ve lived in Boston.
Goals: Younger Chemists: As a
councilor Ior New Haven, I was Iortu-
nate to be selected as a representative
Ior the Younger Chemists Committee
|YCC| and have represented younger
chemists Ior the last Iew years. This
valuable opportunity allowed me to
interIace with the YCC and the council
to share ideas and perspectives that are
not only important, but also underrepre-
sented. As a YCC representative, I will
be working to encourage younger
chemists to become more involved in
society governance, evaluate and docu-
ment diversity initiatives, and engage
the student members.
Informal Science Education: As a
Iormer Science CaIe coordinator Irom
the Kalamazoo local section, I have
Iirsthand experience with the impact
and value that public science events,
such as science caIes, can have not only
on the audiences, but on the scientists,
too. InIormal science education is not
about scientists just delivering content
to a passive audience, but moving
towards engaging conversations and
interactions to share ideas. We have
documented the value and impact that
these interactions can have on audiences
and scientists alike! I would encourage
all members to volunteer Ior local
events, such as the science caIes and
science Iestivals, to keep science based
conversations on-going within their
local communities.
As a member oI NESACS, I bring a
wealth oI ideas and energy to the role oI
councilor. I hope you will support my
Michaeline Chen
Education: Clarke College, B.A. in
Chemistry; Boston College, M.S.
Experience: US Army Research
Laboratory - Materials Directorate
(retired). Member of ACS since 1976
ACS Activities at the Northeastern
Section: 1984 - Present: Member oI
the Board oI Directors NESACS. 1987 -
Present: Councilor oI NESACS (except
2003, 2010 & 2011: Alternate Coun-
cilor). 2001 - Present:Chair oI the Mem-
bership Committee. 2010: Served on the
Committee oI the ACS National Meet-
ing in Boston. 2007: Member oI the
Planning Committee Ior the ACS
National Meeting in Boston/ 1999 -
2000: Chair oI International Chemistry
Celebration Ior Y2K (NES). 1988 -
1998: Member oI the ProIessional Rela-
tions Committee. 1998: Worked Ior
National Meeting & Centennial Cele-
bration in Boston. 1997: Recipient oI
Henry A. Hill Award. 1988 1995 &
2010: Member oI the Nominating Com-
mittee. 1982 - 1992: Served on and
Chaired the Summerthing/FallIest Com-
mittee. 1990 Member oI the Organizing
and Planning Committee Ior the ACS
National Meeting in Boston also served
as Public Relations Chairperson. 1988:
Chair oI the Public Relations Commit-
tee. 1984 - 1987: Chair oI the Hospital-
ity Committee, incl. the IUPAC Meeting
in Boston.
Activities at the National ACS:
2010 -Present: Member oI the Senior
Chemists Task Force. 2000 - 2009:
Member oI the Council Committee on
Admission. 1998 - 1999: Associate
Member oI the Council Committee on
Admission. 1995 - 2006:Associate
Member oI the International Activities
Committee. 1994: Member oI the Eco-
nomic and ProIessional AIIairs Commit-
tee. 1989 - 1993: Member oI the
Economic Status Committee. 1988:
Associate member oI the Economic Sta-
tus Committee. 1987 -1988: Associate
member oI the Public Relations Com-
ACS Statement: I have a strong
sense oI commitment and enthusiasm
Ior the activities oI both the Northeast-
ern Section and the American Chemical
Society. I served on the Admissions
Committee at the National ACS Ior nine
years, and I have been the Chair oI the
Membership Committee oI the Local
Section Ior 11 years. I need to be a
councilor in order to be appointed to the
Membership AIIairs Committee at ACS.
I would very much appreciate your vote.
II elected, I would continue to broaden
the Northeastern Section`s inIluence on
National ACS policy decisions, increase
interactions between our Section and the
National Society, and increase the
involvement oI the membership in its
activities. I shall continue to devote my
time and energy Ior our local members.
I would truly be honored and grateIul to
receive your support and your vote so
that I may serve you as a Councilor.
Dorothy 1. Phillips
Education: Vanderbilt University,
B.A., 1967; University oI Cincinnati,
Ph.D., 1974.
Experience (current): Waters Corpo-
ration, 1984 to date; Director, Strategic
Honors, 2010 and 2011: The Ameri-
can Chemical Society Fellow, Class oI
2010; International Year oI Chemistry
Events Invited Speaker: North Carolina
A&T State University Department oI
Chemistry Fourth Bi-annual Chemical
Sciences Symposium; International
ConIerence on Chemistry Ior Mankind,
Nagpur, India; 15th Indian Society oI
Chemists & Biologists International
ConIerence Rajkot (Gujarat), India.
Honored as the 2011 Distinguished
Chemist by The New England Institute
oI Chemists (NEIC), Division oI the
American Institute oI Chemists.
Service in ACS National Offices
(<10 years): Council Policy Committee,
2008-2013; Division oI Analytical
Chemistry, Chair, 2009-10,
Program Chair, 2008-09, Chair-elect,
2007-08; Committee on Committees,
2001-06; Committee on Divisional
Activities, 2007-08.
.Service in NESACS Offices Coun-
cilor, 1995-2012; Chair, 1993; Chair-
Elect and Program Chair, 1992;
Awards Committee, Chair, 2009-12;
Fundraising Committee, Chair, 2004-08;
Project SEED Committee, Chair, 1994-
95; Nominating Committee, Chair,
1994; Centennial Celebration, Co-chair,
Member: ACS Division oI Analyti-
cal Chemistry; National Organization
Ior the ProIessional Advancement oI
Black Chemists and Chemical Engi-
neers (NOBCChE).
.Related Activities: Supported
Waters` sponsorship oI ACS Sci-Mind
ProIessional Learning Program
(launched 2011); Invited speaker at the
Sixth Annual Congress oI International
Drug Discovery Science and Technol-
ogy in Beijing, China, 2008 and PepCon
in Beijing, 2010.
Statement: I thank you, the members
oI the Northeastern Section oI the
American Chemical Society
(NESACS), Ior giving me the opportu-
nity to serve as your Councilor. I Iully
accept this responsibility, diligently rep-
resenting you at ACS National meet-
ings. I want to continue to serve you.
This role gives me the opportunity to
serve both our local section and the
broader Society. Being a Councilor
enabled my election to the Society
Council Policy Committee (CPC) in
2007 and again in 2010. I am Chair oI
the Nominating Sub-committee oI CPC;
I was a member oI the task Iorce that
developed a reimbursement policy Ior
non-councilors involved in ACS Gover-
nance. My role as Chair, oI the
NESACS Awards committee leads to
my being involved in the selection oI
the recipient oI the Henry Hill Award
and oI nominees Ior ACS Fellows (14
members in 2011 class). My vision is
that the Northeastern Section be not
only one oI the largest but also the most
eIIective and eIIicient local section. As
Councilor and a member oI the Board I
will work with you to achieve this
vision. I ask you to vote Ior me,
Dorothy Phillips, to be a Councilor Irom
2013 to 2015, giving the Northeastern
Section oI ACS a representative in Soci-
ety governance with a commitment at
the local level.
Ruth 1anner
Education: B.S. Purdue University,
PhD (Organic Chemistry) University oI
Professional Experience: Research
Fellow, Duke University (C.R.Hauser)
(1965); Massachusetts State College at
Lowell, Chair, Chemistry Department
(1966-1974); University oI Massachu-
setts Lowell, ProIessor (1975-2012);
President oI the University Faculty
(1975); Representative Ior the Joint
Council on Food and Agricultural Sci-
ences oI USDA (1979-1985); Visiting
Scientist, MIT (1978-1980); Director oI
Women in Science and Engineering
(WISE) Program (1996 2005); ProIes-
sor Emeritus, University oI Massachu-
setts Lowell (2007 Present)
NESACS Service: NESACS Chair,
2012. Councilor (2009 2012) Member
oI the NESACS Board oI Directors
(1996 Present); Chair oI the Education
Committee (1996-2009); Chair oI Con-
nections to Chemistrv program, (1998
2009) On-Site Coordinator, ACS TV
Satellite Seminar Series: Teaching
Chemistry, National/Chemistry Week,
UMass Lowell (1996 1999); Commit-
tee Member, NESACSJCF/GDCh
Chemistry Student Exchange Program
to Germany (2001 2012); Co-Chair
Ior High School/College InterIace Sym-
posium, CHED Division, 2007 National
ACS meeting
Relevant Memberships: ACS Divi-
sions: Organic Chemistry, Chemical
Education; New England Association oI
Chemistry Teachers; American Associa-
tion Ior the Advancement oI Science;
American Association oI University
Honors: Department oI Chemistry
Teaching Award (1998); Council on
Diversity and Pluralism Award (1999);
The Boston Club Advancement
Award Ior The WISE Program (2000);
Henry A. Hill Memorial Award (2007)
Statement: I am honored to be nomi-
nated to the position oI Councilor Ior
the Northeastern Section. I have the
privilege oI serving the Northeastern
Section as the Chair Ior 2012, and as a
member oI the Board oI Directors since
1996. The position oI Councilor aIIords
me the opportunity to represent the Sec-
tion at national meetings. The role oI
Councilor is an important one to the
Section. The councilors represent the
Section to the National Council which is
the governance body oI the Society, and
communicate decisions by the Council
back to their local sections. In addition,
Councilors become members oI one oI
the Committees oI the Governance
Council and participate in their discus-
sions and decisions. Since 2009, I have
been a member oI the Committee on
Membership AIIairs and have repre-
sented our Section at the ACS Council
meetings. Your vote will permit me to
continue to be an active voice Ior the
Northeastern Section and to work Ior
policies that represent the interests oI
our broad and diverse membership.
Marietta Schwartz
Education: 1983-1988: University
oI Wisconsin - Madison. Ph.D. Degree
in Organic Chemistry was conIerred in
August, 1988. 1979-1983: College oI
St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minnesota.
B.A. in Chemistry was conIerred in
May, 1983.
Professional Experience: Septem-
ber 2011-Present: Associate Dean, Col-
lege oI Science and Mathematics,
UMass Boston; January 2004-Septem-
ber 2007: University Director oI Under-
graduate Studies, University oI
Massachusetts Boston; 1994-Present:
Associate ProIessor oI Chemistry,
UMass Boston; 1988-1994: Assistant
ProIessor oI Chemistry, UMass Boston;
1983-1988: Research Assistant/Teach-
ing Assistant, University oI Wisconsin
Madison; 1982-1983: Undergraduate
research, Department oI Chemistry, Col-
lege oI St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Min-
ACS Service: Member oI ACS
since 1980 (Student AIIiliate, then
Member). Hospitality Volunteer, 1989
National ACS Meeting, Boston.
NESACS Service: Volunteered Ior
the Education Committee Ior a number
oI years. Sole coordinator in charge oI
recruiting and assigning student workers
Ior the ACS National Meeting in
Boston, August 1998 and again in
August 2002. Secretary, Board oI Publi-
cations, October 1999 - December
2000; calendar year 2002. Chair, Board
oI Publications, calendar year 2001 and
2003. Chair oI the Norris Award Com-
mittee, 2006. NESACS Chair-Elect/Pro-
gram Chair, 2007. NESACS Chair,
2008. Currently serving as Chair oI the
Education Committee and Alternate
Memberships, Honors: American
Chemical Society (Organic Division,
Division oI Chemical Education, North-
eastern Section), Iota Sigma Pi national
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honor society (Member-At-Large),
Association Ior Women in Science
Statement: The role oI the coun-
cilors is an important one to the section,
as they represent the section to the
larger society and communicate national
decisions back to the local section. Pol-
icy and communication are two areas
that I deal with on a daily basis in my
administrative position and continue to
use in my departmental work, and I
would be honored to have the opportu-
nity to utilize those skills to serve
Randy A. Weintraub
Randy Weintraub attended SUNY at
Stony Brook and University oI Florida
Ior undergraduate education and earned
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science
and Environmental Chemistry Irom
University oI Florida. His Iunded gradu-
ate research projects involved the
bioavailability oI citrus bioIlavonoids,
and the environmental Iate oI the soil
Iumigant, ethylene dibromide. He has
been an ACS member Ior over thirty
years, attending and presenting research
at National meetings and has been
active in governance and leadership at
ACS Technical Division and Local Sec-
tion levels. He was elected to 3 consecu-
tive terms as an Executive Committee
member oI the Agrochemicals Division
and served as Chair oI Princeton Local
Section in 2011.
Recently relocated in Plymouth, MA,
Randy is a Senior Research Scientist/
Team Leader with Smithers Viscient, an
environment research and testing con-
tract laboratory in Wareham, MA. Previ-
ously Randy held Senior Research
Scientists and lab and team leader posi-
tions with agrochemical companies
American Cyanamid, FMC Corporation
and Cerexagri, as well as bioanalytical/
drug development research laboratories.
Avid sport and Iitness enthusiast,
Randy enjoys tennis, golI, swimming
and long-distance/marathon running;
he`s completed 13 marathons. Randy
also enjoys travel and photography.
Statement: I would be proud and
honored to serve as a NESACS Coun-
cilor. I would bring the skills and expe-
rience Irom working in positions in
ACS Technical Division and Local Sec-
tion governance, and Irom leadership
positions in industry R&D organiza-
tions. I bring enthusiasm to promote,
consult and communicate on on-going
programs and initiatives important to
NESACS. I have been successIul and
enjoy the challenges oI working toward
shared goals and multi-disciplinary
teams and workgroups. I will help
NESACS maintain and create new value
and opportunities Ior our members to be
involved with Section activities and
help them take advantage oI all that is
available to enhance proIessional
careers in chemistry, being a member oI
NESACS, the largest Local Section oI
ACS, and ACS, the largest proIessional
technical society in the world !
1ackie O'Aeil
Education: B.S. Chemistry, North-
eastern University (2010). M.S. Chem-
istry, Northeastern University (2010).
Professional Experience: Research
Associate II in the Chemical Develop-
ment group, Alkermes, Inc (2010-pres-
ACS Activity: ACS Member (2009-
present); ACS Leadership Development
Award (2010); National Chemistry
Week Demo Volunteer (2009, 2010,
2011); Contributing Author, The
Nucleus (Summer 2009, March 2012);.
Social Chair, Northeastern Section YCC
(2010-2011); Publicity Chair, Northeast-
ern Section YCC 2011-2012.
Position Statement: I am running Ior
a position to help increase the reach oI
the NESACS group to the younger
chemists in the section. As an active
member oI the YCC, serving on the
executive committee as the publicity
chair, I currently strive to spark interest
and awareness oI our events and hope to
do much oI the same in NESACS,
bringing the young generation oI scien-
tists in greater contact with the rest oI
the section.
I have always Ielt it is important to
make connections across all age groups,
as there are both learning and social
opportunities Ior everyone when diIIer-
ent age groups connect. Being actively
involved with ACS events and attend
local chapter meetings when I am able
to, and have met some oI the many
members in our section. Working
closely with the YCC and with
NESACS members has been an amaz-
ing experience, one that I hope to con-
tinue in a more Iormal capacity.
Mukund S. Chorghade
Education: B.Sc. 1971; M. Sc. 1973
Class Honors) University oI Poona,
India; Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), 1982,
Georgetown University
Professional Experience: Research
Fellow, National Chemical Laboratory
(1973-74); Instructor, Georgetown Uni-
versity (1981-82); Postdoctoral Research
Assoc., University oI Virginia (1982-
84); Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Har-
vard University (1984-85); Senior
Research Chemist (1985-89); Project
Leader (1989-90), Dow Chemical Co.;
Research Scientist/Assistant Director,
College de France, Paris and Universite
Louis Pasteur (1990-91); Project Man-
ager, Abbott Laboratories, Pharmaceuti-
cal Research (1991-95); Senior Director,
Chemical Sciences Research & Devel-
opment, CytoMed, Inc. (1997-98); Pres-
ident, CP Consulting, Chorghade
Enterprises (1995 to present); Visiting
Scholar, University oI British Columbia,
University oI Chicago, Northwestern
University, Caltech, Cambridge Univer-
sity; Vice President, Pharmaceutical
Development Sciences, Geltex Pharma-
ceuticals / Genzyme , (2000 to 2003);
President and ChieI ScientiIic OIIicer,
Pharmaceutical Sciences Division, D &
O Pharmachem (2003-present), CSO &
CTO, THINQ Pharma (2006-), Founder
Ascent Therapeutics (2006-), Founder
and CSO, AGN BioIuels and Empiriko,
(2010-), Director, MS Program in Drug
Discovery and Development, Mass.
College OI Pharmacy (2006-), Adjunct
Research ProIessor Northeastern Uni-
versity (2008-)
ACS Service: Member since 1982.
Chair, Brazosport Section (1990);
Organic Division, member; Chairman,
Symposium on Industrial Chem., Great
Lakes Meeting, May, 1997; Visiting
Speakers Program (1999 to present);
Department oI Career Services Consult-
ant (2000 to present); Member, Interna-
tional Activities Committee
(2003-present), Program Chair, ComSci
(2012-), Chair, SCHB (2010-11)
NESACS Service: Board oI Direc-
tors (1997-), Public Services Commit-
tee, Chair; ProIessional Services
Committee, member and chair (2005-);
Public AIIairs Committee; Public Rela-
tions Committee (2000)-, Interim Edi-
tor, The Nucleus (2004), NESACS
Chair-elect (2006), Chair (2007-)
Memberships, Honors: Maharashtra
Academy oI Sciences (Elected Fellow);
Andhra Pradesh Academy oI Sciences
(Elected Fellow) IUPAC; Royal Society
oI Chemistry (Elected Fellow); New
York Academy oI Sciences; American
Institute oI Chemists (Elected Fellow);
AAAS (Elected Fellow); ACS (Elected
Fellow), Sigma Xi; Indian Society oI
Bio-Organic Chemists; IUPAC Com-
mission on Biotechnology, Medicinal
Chemistry, New Technologies and Spe-
cial Topics, Titular member, Division oI
Chemistry and Human Health; 20
IUPAC ConIerence on the Chemistry oI
Natural Products, Chicago, 1996; Chair,
ScientiIic Programs Comm., on Advi-
sory Board Ior Organic Process
Research and Development, Chimica
Oggi, Member, Committees on
Advanced ProIessional Thinking, Inter-
national Activities and Technology,
American Institute oI Chemists.
Awarded 'Diamond Jubilee Fellow-
ship¨, Univ. Dept. oI Chemical Technol-
ogy, Mumbai, India- Awarded 'B.D.
Tilak Distinguished Visiting Fellow-
ship¨, University oI Bombay, India.
Awarded 'Bharat Gourav¨ Award, Gov-
ernment oI India. 'Alkyl Amines Padma
Bhushan ProI. B.D. Tilak Chemcon
2002 Distinguished Speaker Award¨.
Listed in American Men and Women oI
Science, Who`s Who in Science and
Engineering Invited speaker at numer-
ous international conIerences
Statement: It is a singular honor and
privilege to have been nominated to the
position oI Councilor / Alternate Coun-
cilor Ior the Northeastern Section.
It will be my endeavor to eIIectively
represent the Northeastern section eIIec-
tively in the National Council. The
issues conIronting the Chemical Enter-
prise in the USA and the ACS are com-
plex and demand creative solutions. I
am spearheading an entrepreneurship
eIIort. I will spare no eIIort in ensuring
that the voice oI our electorate is heard
and that the council determines eIIective
policies Ior all our members. My exten-
sive experience in NESACS and
National ACS governance has given me
the necessary background to eIIectively
represent the section.
Stuart C. Levy
Education: BS, Biochemistry, Uni-
versity oI Illinois at Chicago, 1987;
PhD, Chemistry, University oI Illinois,
Chicago, 1992; Postdoctoral Fellow,
University oI CaliIornia, San Diego,
Professional Experience: SGL
Chemistry Consulting, LLC, 2010-pres-
ent; Director, Chemistry, Magen Bio-
sciences/PPD Dermatology, 2008-2010;
Director, Pharmaceutics and ManuIac-
turing, Elixir Pharma-ceuticals, 2005-
2008 ACS Service: Member,
1990-present; NESACS member since
2002; Organic Division member; Career
Consultant 2011-present
Statement: I appreciate the opportu-
nity to be a councilor representing
NESACS. I bring to this candidacy my
experience as the proprietor oI a chem-
istry consulting practice and experience
gained as a bench process chemist and
as a chemical and pharmaceutical devel-
opment project leader at small entrepre-
neurial startup companies. In addition, I
have spent a signiIicant amount oI time
mentoring colleagues, both in the prac-
tice oI chemistry and in career-related
issues. As a result, I am conIident that I
can play a role, as councilor, in assisting
NESACS in the service oI its members.
II, elected, I would Iocus my eIIort in
the Iollowing areas:
Small Business Networking: In
recent years, many oI my colleagues
have launched small businesses. There
is a need Ior strengthening networking
at the local level among chemists who
have either launched and established
small chemistry businesses or are con-
sidering doing so. I would work to
establish a small chemistry business net-
working group Ior the NESACS local
section. The development oI small busi-
nesses that address unmet and potential
needs oI the local, regional and national
chemical and pharmaceutical industries
relates to innovation and maintaining an
engaged and employed membership.
Value of the ACS to its Member-
ship: I have served as an ACS career
consultant Ior 1 year now, and I have
been heartened by my awareness oI the
American Chemical Society`s increased
attention to the urgent need oI many
members Ior assistance., In addition to
new graduates looking Ior their Iirst
position beyond their academic training,
there are many who are struggling with
career transitions. Career assistance is
currently done primarily at the national
level. How can outreach be done at the
local level and integrated with the
national program? Attendance at local
events needs to be sustained and grown
by continuing to deliver programming
that supports and engages the local
membership. In order to maintain and to
build ACS membership at both the local
and national levels, members need to be
convinced that they are getting value in
exchange Ior their membership.
Innovation: Innovation is a competi-
tive advantage that the US still pos-
sesses, albeit now more tenuously than
was previously the case. Mentoring and
career advice is an important part oI Ios-
tering and sustaining innovative science.
Young scientists need to be mentored
and potential scientists with high apti-
tude and interest need to be encouraged
to consider pursuing careers in chem-
istry, despite the public perception that
the Iield no longer has the ability to pro-
vide gainIul employment Ior graduates.
I have an 'on the ground¨ view oI
issues that are oI high concern to many
rank and Iile members oI our organiza-
tion. I sincerely request your support oI
my candidacy Ior councilor.
Kenneth C. Mattes
Education: University oI Wisconsin
School oI Pharmacy Madison, WI,
1974-75/ Postdoctoral work with Dr.
C.R. Hutchinsonz, Synthesis oI indole
alkaloids, iridoids, and antitumor
agents. Determined the biomimetic
mechanism oI Camptothecin biosynthe-
sis. Iowa State UniversityAmes, IA,
1972-1974 Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
with Dr. Orville Chapman. Iowa State
University, Ames, IA, 1969-1972/ MS
in Organic Chemistry with Dr. Glenn
Russell University oI Illinois at
Chicago. Chicago, IL, 1965-1969 BA in
Professional Experience: Astra-
Zeneca, Waltham, MA. 2000-Present.
AstraZeneca, Worcester, MA 01605.
1999-2000; Astra Arcus USA, Worces-
ter, MA 01605; 1998-1999; Eastman
Kodak Company, Rochester, NY
14650, 1976-1998
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ACS Service: Northeastern Section,
Alternate Councilor, 2010 to present.
National ACS, Local Section Activities
Committee, 1996-1998. Rochester Sec-
tion Councilor, 1995-1998. Rochester
Section: Creator and Chairman Science
Saturdays at RMSC (1994-1998).
Rochester Section, Past-chairman 1994.
Rochester Section, Chairman 1993.
Rochester Section, Chairman-elect
1992. Rochester Section, ROCi/ACS
GolI Tournament Chairman, 1993-1998.
Rochester Section Committees:
National Chemistry Week, 1990-1998;
Publicity, 1990-91; Long Range Plan-
ning, 1992-94; Nominations and Elec-
tions, 1993; Harrison Howe, 1993;
ProIessional Relations, 1993-94;
Finance, 1994, Minority AIIairs, 1997;
Rochester Section, Member-at-large
(1990-91) Medicinal Chemistry Section,
Organic Chemistry Section, Agrochemi-
cal Section; ACS Speaker Service:
Inside Story oI Color Photography
(1977-1998), over 100 invited lectures.
AICHE Speaker Service: Inside Story oI
Color Photography (1980-1998), over
20 invited lectures.
Relevant Memberships: Boston
Area Group Ior InIormatics and Model-
ing; American Chemical Society; Amer-
ican Association Ior the Advancement
oI Science; International QSAR and
Molecular Modeling Society.
Honors: Massachusetts State ReIeree
Committee Soccer ReIeree Instructor oI
the Year, 2008. Rochester Section
Award Recipient, 1995. Phoenix Award
Winner , ROCi/ACS National Chem-
istry Week, Malls Chairman, 1990-91
Statement: II elected to the position
oI councilor Ior NESACS, I would
strive to represent at the national level
those issues oI most importance to
NESACS. I would also strive to support
the changes and challenges Iaced by the
American Chemical Society to raise the
image oI chemistry and stress the
importance oI chemistry to solve the
problems oI the Iuture. SpeciIic goals
would be to support the Local Section
Activities Committee programs and
contribute to the National Chemistry
Week program. As scientiIic and proIes-
sional problem solvers, members oI the
ACS need to help improve the educa-
tional and proIessional opportunities
aIIorded by one oI the largest proIes-
sional societies.
Wilton Jirgo
(See Chair-Elect Candidate state-
ment for experience)
Position Statement/Councilor: My
goal as a candidate Ior the NESACS
Councilor position is to leverage the
Northeastern Section`s position as the
largest ACS Section to strengthen both
the Boston area and global scientiIic
network, and provide an environment
Ior collaboration across academia and
As the Councilor, I will diligently
attend the NESACS Board meetings in
order to advance the ACS mission to
advance the broader chemistry enter-
prise and its practitioners Ior the beneIit
oI Earth and its people. I will be avail-
able to the community at the national
meetings so that I can represent the
interests oI the NESACS members
when I serve on NESACS committees.
From 2009-2011, I organized the
Department oI Chemistry Seminar
Series at Wellesley College. In 2010, I
co-organized the Junior Faculty
Research Seminars across all Depart-
ments at Wellesley College. My role at
Wellesley included selecting and inviting
speakers, organizing the seminar sched-
ule, delegating responsibility Ior hosting
and organizing lunches and dinners with
seminar speakers, and publicizing the
seminars. I will bring my passion Ior
chemistry and enthusiasm Ior commit-
tee work to the Councilor position.
Catherine E. Costello
(See Chair-Elect for Candidate
1erry P. 1asinski
Education and Honors: B.A.,
M.S.T., University oI New Hampshire
(1964, 1968); M.N.S., Worcester Poly-
technic Institute (1968); Ph.D., Univer-
sity oI Wyoming (1974); 1
Recipient oI
the Keene State College Award Ior Fac-
ulty Distinction in Research and Schol-
arship (2001).
Professional Experience: Keene
State College: Assistant ProIessor
(1978-83), Associate ProIessor (1983-
89), ProIessor (1989-), Chair, Depart-
ment oI Chemistry, (1999-). University
oI Virginia: Post Doctoral Research
Associate (1974-75). Los Alamos Sci-
entiIic Laboratory: AWU Pre-Doctoral
Research Associate (1973-74), High
School Chemistry/Physics Teacher
(1964-70, 1975-78). American Institute
oI Chemists (AIC-Board oI Directors
1999-01): (New England Institute oI
Chemists, NEIC, Treasurer, 1988-).
Over 100 papers in chemical research
Research and Interests: Physical-
Inorganic Chemistry; Synthesis and X-
ray crystallography oI laser dye
molecules and transition metal thiosemi-
carbazones. Co-developer oI a web-
based tutorial entitled 'Symmetry and
Space Groups¨. Introduction oI Process
Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
(POGIL) techniques into the chemistry
ACS Service: Member since 1970.
Member oI INOR division. Nominating
Committee (2000-01).
Memberships: American Crystallo-
graphy Association (ACA), New Eng-
land Institute oI Chemists (NEIC),
Council Ior Undergraduate Research
(CUR), New England Association oI
Chemistry Teachers (NEACT).
Statement for the position of Coun-
cilor/Alternate Councilor: Since join-
ing the ACS in 1970, I have had only
limited opportunity to serve while
enjoying the many beneIits oIIered. My
experience at the undergraduate level in
both teaching and research should serve
as a catalyst and reIreshing viewpoint to
the continued development oI chemical
education, one oI this section`s most
important assets. I would hope to bring
my expertise in this area to the section
and be an advocate oI programs that
promote and bring excitement to science
and chemistry to young people as well
as recognize the achievements oI both
graduate and undergraduate students in
the chemical sciences within the North-
eastern Section oI the American Chemi-
cal Society. I would be a positive
spokesman Ior the continued develop-
ment oI educational programs Ior stu-
dents at both the graduate and
undergraduate level both locally and
nationally and encourage Iurther devel-
opment oI the student-mentor relation-
1ames U. Piper
Education: B.S. MIT; M.S., Ph.D.
Emory University.
Experience: Research appointments
at Yale U. 1963-6, MIT 1966-7 and 72-
3, Worcester Foundation Ior Experimen-
tal Biology 1979-80. Teaching
appointments at New Haven College
1963-6, Simmons College 1966-2002.
Currently Emeritus ProI.
ACS Member since 1960. NESACS
Treasurer Sept. 1977-present.
Statement: The Treasurer chairs the
Budget Committee, is responsible Ior all
Section Iunds except those oI the Trust
Accounts, and prepares reports Ior the
Board oI Directors, National ACS, and
state and Iederal agencies. Audited
Iinancial statements are prepared by a
CPA. The Section currently operates
with a budget oI $300,000 oI which
30° comes Irom Trust Funds, 33°
Irom local and national dues, and 37°
Irom program revenues. About 25° oI
all expenditures are related to awards
which recognize achievements in chem-
istry at all levels, Irom high school stu-
dents to proIessional chemists,
including programs that encourage
young people to enter the proIession.
Administrative expenses constitute 15°
oI expenditures. The remaining 60°
supports services to the membership
such as the NUCLEUS, monthly meet-
ings, symposia, activities Ior younger
chemists, proIessional relations services
including employment services, and
public relations activities such as
National Chemistry Week. The quality
oI these programs is high, and the major
budgetary problems involve setting pri-
orities among them. I am pleased to
work with the members oI the Board oI
Directors who volunteer many hours in
the service oI their proIession.
Peter C. Meltzer
Education: B.Sc. (Hons.) Univ. oI
the Witwatersrand, S. AIrica. (1972);
Ph.D. Univ. oI the Witwatersrand, S.
AIrica, (1976).
Professional Experience: Lecturer
and Teaching Assistant, Univ. oI the
Witwatersrand, S. AIrica (1971-1976);
Research Associate, Univ. oI the Wit-
watersrand, (1976-1977; Research
Associate Massachusetts Institute oI
Technology (1977-1978); Group
Leader, Senior Chemist, Research Asso-
ciate, SISA Inc. (1978-1983); Vice-Pres-
ident oI Research and Development,
Director oI Chemistry, SISA Inc. (1983-
1986); President, Co-Iounder and mem-
ber oI the Board oI Directors. Organix
Inc. (1986-present).
NESACS Service: Member, Ameri-
can Chemical Society (1977 present);
Associate Editor, The Nucleus,
(NESACS) (1981-1983); Chairman-
Elect, Medicinal Chemistry Group,
NESACS (1983); Chairman, ACS Sym-
posium:'The Pharmaceutical Industry to
the Turn oI the Century¨, (1983); Chair-
man, ACS Symposium: 'Chemistry and
Immunology,¨ (1984); Chairman,
Medicinal Chemistry Group, NEACS
(1985,1985); Member, Nominating
Committee, NESACS (1987/9); Mem-
ber, Long Range Planning Committee,
NESACS (1990)
Honors: Johannesburg City Council
Scholarship (1968-1971); Senior Bursar
oI the University oI the Witwatersrand
(1972); South AIrican Council Ior
ScientiIic and Industrial Research
Scholarship (1972); University oI the
Witwatersrand Senate Research
Statement: As president oI a chem-
istry corporation I have gained skills
and experience in Iinancial manage-
ment. As a trustee oI the retirement and
proIit sharing Iunds oI a small company,
and as Trustee Ior NESACS since 2009,
I have gained experience that will
enable me to interact with the Section`s
Iinancial advisors, and manage the Sec-
tion`s Iunds. I will work with the board
and section members to aid them to
achieve the goals that they have estab-
lished Ior the Section.
Nominating Committee
1enny Li
Education: M.S. University oI
Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA;
B.S. Nanjing University, Nanjing,
China; Executive MBA CertiIicate in
Management and Leadership Track,
Sloan School oI Management, MIT.
Honors: Mary Louise-Imire Gradu-
ate Award, Graduate School, University
oI Alberta, 1993. ACS Ten-Year Service
Appreciation Award, 2005. Individual
PerIormance Award, PIizer, 2008.
Membership: Member oI American
Chemical Society since 1994; Medicinal
Chemistry division and Northeastern
Section: Member and volunteer. A LiIe-
time member oI Sino-American Phar-
maceuticals ProIessionals Association
Professional Experience: Sr. Scien-
tist, PIizer (2007-2011); Research Inves-
tigator, Millennium (2006); Scientist I,
Novartis (2004-2006); StaII Investiga-
tor, ArQule (1996-2004)
Other Related Professional Experi-
ence: 3-year member oI the organizing
committee oI 'Advanced Chemical Sci-
ence¨, an annual chemistry conIerence
co-sponsored by NESACS, IUPAC and
RSC; member oI organizing committee
oI NESACS Meeting 'Drug R&D in
China¨, May 2010; Co-Founder and
past president oI SAPA-New England.
An advisor oI Harvard China Review
Healthcare Session; An executive advi-
sor oI MIT-CHIEF; A invited speaker at
Harvard Public Health Graduate Student
Career Development Meeting. A mem-
ber oI the review committee Ior 'Eli
Lilly Asia Outstanding Graduate Thesis
Statement: I am honored to be nomi-
nated and invited to run Ior Nominating
Committee at NESACS. Based on my
long time experience involving
NESACS activities and volunteering in
community services, I`m committed to
more contribution and provide better
services to NEASCA members and the
pharmaceutical and biotech community
in northeastern region. Under the cur-
rent economic conditions, and in partic-
ular the challenges in pharmaceutical
industry, I will advocate and contribute
more in chemists` career training to bet-
ter adapt the globalized R&D environ-
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ment and emerging opportunities. I
would also encourage young chemists to
participate more in NESACS activities.
NESACS needs new blood and young
chemists can beneIit a lot by involving
early in their career. Boston area has
become a pharma and biotech center
with increasing importance. Many oI
these companies are NESACS sponsors.
Chemists who involve more in
NESACS activities will beneIit more oI
such a close association. I hope you
involve more and beneIit more. Nomi-
nation Committee is critical to the
growth and strengthening NESACS
leadership core team. Involving new
people in NESACS committees and pro-
grams is a major way to ensure the
healthy and continuous growth oI our
section. I ask Ior your vote and thank
you Ior your support.
Raj (SB) Rajur
(See Councilor/Alternate for Can-
didate experience)
Statement: The nominating commit-
tee is a critical Iunction oI the local sec-
tion. I strongly believe it is a major way
to involve new people in governance oI
NESACS and its awards and programs.
I have had the privilege oI inviting and
interacting with several topnotch scien-
tists Irom many academic institutes and
pharmaceutical and biotech companies
during my tenure as Program Chair Ior
the Medicinal Chemistry Division and
would consider it an honor to serve on
this committee. I have been a member
oI NESACS and Program Chair oI the
Medicinal Chemistry Division Ior the
past several years. II elected to the
Nominating Committee I will help to
broaden the selection oI candidates Ior
Iuture elections. Thank you Ior consid-
ering my candidacy.
Michael Filosa
Education: B. Sc., Massachusetts
Institute oI Technology (1974), Ph.D.,
Harvard University, (1980), Babson
School oI Executive Education (1988).
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi
Lambda Upsilon, Merck Award (1974),
DreyIus Foundation Scholar (1975).
Experience: Polaroid Corporation
(1979-2005); Scientist, Group Leader,
Senior Manager oI Chemistry. (2005-
present); ZINK Imaging, Inc.; Senior
Manager oI Chemistry.
NESACS and ACS Service: ACS
Member since 1976. Alternate Coun-
cilor (1997-1999; 2005-2008), Coun-
cilor (2009-Present); Editor oI the
Nucleus (2005-present). Board oI Publi-
cations (2005-Present), Heyn Award
Committee (2006-Present). Nominating
Committee (2010). Local Organizing
Committee Ior the 2007 and 2010
Boston ACS National Meetings. Com-
mittee on Chemical Abstracts Service
(CCAS) Associate Member (2010) Full
Committee Member (2011-13).
Statement: I would appreciate your
support in my eIIort to serve on the
nominating committee Ior 2012. The
nominating committee serves a critical
Iunction in assisting the immediate past-
chair in recruiting candidates Ior the
annual NESACS election. This is an
opportunity to broaden the number oI
people who serve on the NESACS
board. I would both like to recruit candi-
dates Ior the election and Iurther utilize
the Nucleus and the NESACS website
to attract candidates.
Norris Award Committee
Patricia Ann Mabrouk
Education: B.A. 1982 Wellesley;
Ph.D. 1988 Massachusetts Institute oI
Professional Experience: NIH Post-
doctoral Fellowship 1988-1990 StanIord
University; Assistant ProIessor, North-
eastern University (1990-1997); Associ-
ate ProIessor, Northeastern University
(1997-2004); ProIessor, Northeastern
University (2004-present); Associate
Dean oI Academic & Faculty AIIairs,
College oI Science (2011-present)
ACS Service: Member since 1988.
Associate member oI ACS SEED
National Committee (2003 2004);
Associate member oI Women Chemists
Committee (2006-2009); panelist Ior
ANYL KolthoII Awards (2004 2007);
panelist Ior ANYL Giddings Award
(2005-7); Chair oI ANYL Education
Committee (2008 present); Associate
member oI Meetings & Expositions
(2009-2010); Associate member oI
SOCED (2010-present)
NESACS Service: ACS SEED Coor-
dinator Ior NESACS (1998-2010);
Member oI the Theodore William
Richards ACS Medal Award Committee
(1999 2005; 2010-present); Chair oI
Theodore William Richards ACS Medal
Award Committee (2000 2004; 2012);
Councilor (2004-present); Chair-Elect
(2005); Chair (2006); Past-Chair (2007)
Memberships, Honors: NSF
CAREER Award (1996-2001); CASE
Massachusetts ProIessor oI the Year
(2003); Northeastern University Excel-
lence in Teaching Award (2004); Fellow
oI the American Chemical Society
(2012); Sigma Xi; AAAS; NSTA; CUR;
Statement: It is a sincere honor and
pleasure to continue to serve and repre-
sent all oI you. I deeply value the
opportunities Ior service that NESACS
continues to oIIer me which allow me to
'give something back.¨ I have served
several terms on the ACS Richards
Medal Committee and have greatly
enjoyed this particular opportunity. As
a chemical educator, I would very much
like to have the opportunity to serve on
the Norris Award Committee. OI course
I can only do this with your support so I
am asking Ior your support, speciIically,
Ior your vote. Many thanks!
1erry P. 1asinski
(See Councilor/Alternate for Can-
didate`s experience).
Statement: Since joining the ACS in
1970, I have had only limited opportu-
nity to serve while enjoying the many
beneIits oIIered. My recent experience
as an alternate councilor, member oI the
nominating committee and currently the
chair oI the Norris committee has been
both reIreshing and stimulating. As a
longtime educator and researcher at an
undergraduate institution, I will con-
tinue to bring this venue to this position
and continue to be an advocate Ior pro-
grams that promote and bring excite-
ment to science and chemistry to young
people as well as recognize the achieve-
ments oI distinguished chemical educa-
tors as identiIied by the Norris
Committee oI the Northeastern Section
oI the American Chemical Society.
Patrick M. Cordon
Education: B.Sc. University oI
Guyana (1977); M.Sc, University oI
New South Wales, Australia (1982);
Ph.D., University oI Manitoba, Canada
Professional Experience: Post-Doc-
toral Associate, Kansas State Univer-
sity, (1987-1988); Organix Inc. ,
Woburn, MA (1988-1991); Senior Sci-
entist, Polaroid Corporation (1991-
2001); Arqule Inc. (2001-2002);
Polymer Laboratories, (2003-2004);
Emmanuel College, Adjunct lecturer
(2004-present); Simmons College,
Adjunct lecturer (2005 to Present).
ACS Service: Alternate Councilor
(1994-2001, 2003-2006, 2009-2011).
Councilor (2012-)
NESACS Service: Chair-Elect
(2010), Chair (2011). NERM Chair oI
the Symposium on Cannabinoids,
(1989); Centennial Committee Co-
Chair (1998); Member, Board oI Publi-
cations 1999 to 2005; Secretary, Board
oI Publications, 2000; Chair, Board oI
Publications, 2002, 2004; Member,
Board oI Publications, 2003; alternate
councilor (`94-`96 and `97-`99, `00-`01,
Statement: It will be an honor to
serve on the Norris Award Committee
oI the Northeastern Section oI the
American Chemical Society (NESACS.
1ames Phillips
Statement: I am honored to be run-
ning Ior Director-at-Large Ior the North-
eastern Section oI the ACS (NESACS).
I Hope to make a contribution in this
position and be eIIective in helping the
local Section. I look Iorward to working
with Members who have been in the
Section Ior a long time.
I anticipate growing in this Board
position and helping NESACS achieve
its goals. My Irequent attendance at
NESACS meetings leads me to desire
that its programs would be relevant to
more scientists in the area.
I am now on the Board oI Publica-
tions and happy to help establish a way
to make audio and visual a more Iunc-
tioning part oI the NESACS.
Anthony L. Rosner
Anthony Rosner became Research
Director oI the International College oI
Applied Kinesiology in September 2009
and is responsible Ior the development
oI research literature in that Iield
through the design oI basic and clinical
research, mentoring oI researchers in
their eIIorts to publish in the peer-
reviewed journals, and acquisition oI
research Iunding. In assessing the
strengths and weaknesses in applied
kinesiology research, he has been able
to initiate numerous research projects
which are expected to buttress the ulti-
mate goal oI including applied kinesiol-
ogy in the annals oI evidence-based
From 1992-2007, he had been a
Director oI Research and Education at
the Foundation Ior Chiropractic Educa-
tion and Research and Director oI
Research Initiatives at the Parker Col-
lege oI Chiropractic Irom 2007-2009. In
these capacities he directed and Iacili-
tated research that resulted in hundreds
oI peer-reviewed articles as well numer-
ous papers oI his own. He directed all
phases oI over 70 clinical and basic
research projects worldwide, leveraging
over $25M in Iederal Iunding where
previously there had been none. During
this period, he had Irequent appearances
beIore state legislatures, the Institute oI
Medicine, the National Center Ior Com-
plementary and Alternative Medicine at
the National Institutes oI Health, state
licensing boards, and numerous third
party payors as an exponent oI critical
research appraisal.
AIter obtaining his Ph.D. in Medical
Sciences at Harvard in 1972 and con-
ducting postdoctoral research at the
National Institutes oI Health in
Bethesda and at the Centre Nationale de
la Rechereche ScientiIique in GiI-sur-
Yvette, France, in 1973 and 1974, he
directed research and clinical chemistry
laboratories at Boston`s Beth Israel Hos-
pital and at an aIIiliate oI the Mayo
Clinic. He then taught chemistry and
served as Department Administrator in
Chemistry at Brandeis University and
managed research operations in neona-
tology at Children`s Hospital in Boston
until he joined the Foundation Ior Chi-
ropractic Education and Research in
1992. His publication record oI over 70
papers includes such diverse Iields as
bacterial physiology, enzyme regulation,
hormone-receptor interactions, tumor
cell biology, and clinical research
Statement: I am pleased and honored
to have served as Auditor Ior the North-
eastern Section oI the ACS Ior a Iull 25
years, maintaining standards oI account-
ing which seem more and more to have
been ignored in today`s economy. The
growth oI the Society with its expansion
oI activities has been a great experience
to witness Iirsthand, to which I look Ior-
ward to another term oI dedicated serv-
ice. 
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May 19, 1914
Born this date, Max F. Perutz shared
the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in
1962 with John C. Kendrew Ior
studies oI the structure oI globular
proteins. He studied the structure oI
hemoproteins using X-ray diIIrac-
May 20, 1890
Francis O. Rice, a researcher in Iree
radicals, was born on this date. He
served as Head oI the Chemistry
Department at The Catholic Univer-
sity oI America Irom 1938 to 1959.
May 22, 1912
Herbert C. Brown was born on this
date. He was a researcher in organ -
oboron and carbocation chemistry
and shared the Nobel Prize in
Chemistry in 1979 with Georg Wit-
tig Ior their development oI the use
oI boron-and phosphorus- contain-
ing compounds, respectively, into
important reagents in organic syn-
May 24, 1640
John Mayow, who was born on this
date, discovered that air contained
two gases, one oI which supported
liIe & combustion, spiritus nitro-
aerous (oxygen). He recognized the
role oI oxygen in the combustion oI
metals and recorded a correct ana -
tomical description oI respiration.
May 28, 1887
One hundred and twenty-Iive years
ago, Kasimir Fajans was born on
this date. He established the radioac-
tive displacement law and initiated
the concept oI heat oI hydration oI
gaseous ions.
May 29, 1794
Antoine A. B. Bussy, who isolated
magnesium in 1828, was born on
this date.
May 30, 1912
Julius Axelrod was born on this
date. He was a researcher on cate-
cholamines. He shared the Nobel
Prize in Medicine or Physiology in
1970 with B. Katz and U. Von Euler
Ior discoveries concerning humoral
transmitters in the nerve terminals
and the mechanism Ior their storage,
release and inactivation.
Additional historical events can be
Iound at Dr. May`s website, http://
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ProI. Julius Rebek, Jr. (The Scripps Research
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Max Tishler Award Lecturer
ProI. Laura Kiessling (Univ. Wisconsin)
TuIts, Pearson Chemistry Building, P-106
4:30 pm
ProI. Michael Wasielewski (Northwestern Univ.)
Sustainability Lecture Series
Univ. New Hampshire, Room N104 (L103)
11:10 am
May 03-04
ProI. George Buchi Lectures in Organic
ProI. Julius Rebek (The Scripps Research
MIT 6-120 4:00 pm
May 09
ProI. Yi Lu (Univ. Illinois)
MIT, 6-120
4:15 pm
May 10
ProI. Andrew Myers (Harvard University)
MIT-PIizer Lecture in Organic Chemistry:
MIT, 6-120
4:00 pm
May 16
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MIT, 6-120
4:15 pm
May 23
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MIT, 6-120
4:15 pm
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