Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, is the recipient of a 2015 Patient Impact Legacy Award sponsored by Cures Within Reach (CWR) celebrating patient through science, philanthropy and business. CWR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve patient quality and length of life through Repurposing Research by facilitating proof of concept trials testing new treatments using existing drugs, devices and nutriceuticals. Through its work bringing stakeholders together around this powerful path to patient impact, it has played a role in the development of 12 treatments in clinical use and is currently stewarding 23 medical research projects through its partner institutions across the country and around the world.
Prestigious National Awards for Students
Congratulations to Justin Vadas (DeSouza Group) for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) and to David Burke (undergraduate in the Flood Group) for receiving a Goldwater Scholarship.
David Giedroc, Chair of Department
has been named 2015 Diversity Catalyst Lecturer by OXIDE, the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity. This award was presented at the 2015 National Diversity Equity Workshop, an NSF/DOE/NIH-funded workshop, held every two years for top-50 US Chemistry Department chairs. The objective of OXIDE is to help chemistry departments create and implement programs to flatten diversity inequities and recognize diversity in excellence. For more information on OXIDE, see www.oxide.gatech.edu. Prof. Giedroc is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the AAAS.
Professor Sara Skrabalak
Professor Sara Skrabalak has been selected to receive a Leo Hendrik Baekeland Award. The North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society presents the Award biannually to commemorate the technical and industrial achievements of Leo Hendrik Baekeland and to encourage younger chemists to emulate his example. It consists of a gold medal and a $5,000 honorarium.
The Award is given in recognition of accomplishments in pure or applied chemistry to an American chemist as characterized by the initiative, creativeness, leadership, and perseverance of the individual (indicated by published or unpublished evidence) and who was under the age of 40 as of January 1, 2015.
Professor Amar Flood
has been named Luther Dana Waterman Professor in a university-wide competition. This award is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at IU Bloomington and is meant to recognize an outstanding early career, visionary scientist, broadly defined.
Scientists and administrative leaders at Indiana University Bloomington
and the IU School of Medicine were pleased to announce IUSM-IUB Chemical Biology Day, held in Bradford Woods on Friday, February 13, 2015. Please click here for an agenda for this invitation-only event. The goals of this summit were to learn of cutting-edge research and research facilities on each of our campuses in order to enhance collaboration in chemical biology, broadly defined, as well as guide the development of a Center for Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery planned for the IUSM campus.
Virginia Smith (Dragnea Group) is the 2015 recipient of the Building Bridges Award
for Graduate Students sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs for her demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity in STEM. This award recognizes individuals and organizations whose leadership and passion promote the legacy, vision, and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
'Genome editing' could correct genetic mutations for future generations
Dr. Tina Dann's group in the Departments of Chemistry and Biology at Indiana University and colleagues at Stanford and the University of Texas have demonstrated a technique for "editing" the genome in sperm-producing adult stem cells, a result with tremendous potential for basic research and for gene therapy.
Professor Richard DiMarchi
has been elected as a 2014 National Academy of Inventors Fellow.
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Adjunct Professor Jonathan Raff, David Bish and Melissa Donaldson
have published an article in PNAS detailing their findings that soil may be a significant and underappreciated source of nitrous acid. View the full IU News article here and the PINAS article here.
Professor Michael VanNieuwenhze
spoke at the Outstanding Faculty Collaborative Research Award and Lecture on Friday, December 12, at 3:30 PM. Read More
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