A&S Professor Honored by World's Largest Scientific
Gary Posner, Scowe Professor of
Chemistry in the
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, has been honored by
the world's largest scientific society for 35 years of
outstanding work in the field of organic chemistry. He
received the 2004 Arthur C. Cope Senior Scholar Award at
the American Chemical Society's 228th annual national
meeting, held recently in Philadelphia.
Established by the ACS in 1984 under the terms of
noted chemist Arthur C. Cope's will, the Senior Scholar
Award annually recognizes four scientists ages 50 and older
who have made significant contributions to the field of
chemistry. The award consists of $5,000, a certificate and
a $40,000 unrestricted research grant to be assigned by the
recipient to any university or nonprofit institution.
Posner's achievements include groundbreaking work in
creating compounds aimed at battling both malaria and
cancer, as well as helping to develop a modified form of
vitamin D that seems to delay the onset and reduce the
number of skin cancers in laboratory mice without causing
calcium to seep from their bones.
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