2016-04-27: Tolman Dinner Honoring Prof. Michael Jung, UCLA

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Tolman Award Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

UCLA Faculty Center
480 Charles E. Young Drive, East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

“Drug Discovery in Academia:
Successful Case Studies”

Michael E. Jung
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

6:00 p.m. Check-in and Hosted Social Hour
7:00 p.m. Dinner
8:00 p.m. Presentation

The Award: The Richard C. Tolman Medal is awarded each year by the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to chemistry in Southern California. The Tolman Medal recognizes broad accomplishments in chemistry rather than a single fundamental discovery. These contributions may be of several kinds, including seminal research of widely regarded influence, achievements of broad impact in chemical technology, significant contributions to chemical education, and outstanding leadership in science on a national level. To be eligible for the Medal, the recipient must have accomplished a major portion of his or her work while a resident of Southern California.

Abstract: The process of drug discovery in academia will be discussed with examples of prior and ongoing collaborations, including at least one success story. The areas of research include antitumor agents, osteogenic materials for spinal fusion and osteoporosis, and anti-leukemic agents. In particular, the biology and chemistry leading to the approved drug, enzalutamide (Xtandi) will be described.

Cost: There is a choice of dinner entrees of Tournedos of Filet Mignon w/ Braise Leeks, Black Truffles, and Sauce Bordelaise ($42) or Portobello Mushroom Ravioli Gigante w/Wilted Spinach, Wild Mushroom Fricasse, and White Italian Truffle Oil ($37). Both options include a hosted social hour, salad, dessert, wine with dinner and tax and tip, payable at the door with cash or check. Please RSVP to Nancy Paradiso at office@scalacs.org or 310 327-1216 by Friday, April 15th.

Directions: For directions to the campus, use this link: http://maps.ucla.edu/campus/?locid=83901. Parking is $12 for guest parking in Parking Lot 2 (just south of the Faculty Center).

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2016-04-23: Undergraduate Research Conference at CSULB

The 2016 Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry will be held in the Hall of Science (HSCI) on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at California State University, Long Beach (1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840).  The deadline for submissions of abstracts is Friday, March 25th.  For more information, please visit the conference website (http://chemistry.csulb.edu/scurc) or contact Prof. Chris Brazier at cbrazier@csulb.edu.

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2016-03-16/17: High School Chemistry Olympiad

This year, we will hold the local section High School Olympiad on March 16th and 17th at over 35 schools in the Los Angeles area. The test is designed to test a student’s knowledge of a wide variety of topics in chemistry. If you know of a school or student that would like to participate, please direct them to our website, www.scalacs.org/?page_id=236 to download the letter and participation form. The top scorers on the local exam are nominated to compete in the National Exam. The National Exam will take place on April 16th at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

We recognize the top local students at an Educational Awards Banquet on May 20th with monetary awards and certificates. The Banquet will take place at the Mount Saint Mary’s University Doheny campus. Prof. Harry Gray from Caltech will be our honored guest speaker. For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Delker at delker@earthlink.net or the Section Office at office@scalacs.org.

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SCALACS on Facebook and Twitter!

Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

SCALACS has joined the Social Media world with an account on Facebook: www.facebook.com/scalacs
And on Twitter: @SCALACS1.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Welcome to the Southern California Section!

This is the website of the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society. Throughout the year, we have lots of activities posted on this website (see the side bar for upcoming events!) and also printed in our monthly magazine, SCALACS. Please browse our website and see the kinds of events we have for chemists from all walks of life – from academia to industrial chemists.

We have dinner meetings each month throughout the academic year where you can hobnob with other chemists (interesting speakers and great food!). Students can attend the dinner meetings for half the published price with valid ID. If you would like to hear the speaker at a dinner meeting without attending the dinner, just let Nancy Paradiso in the Section Office (310 327-1216 or office-at-scalacs-dot-org) know so we can reserve you a seat. We also have great outreach programs such as National Chemistry Week, Chemists Celebrate Earth Day and the High School Olympiad to share chemistry with upcoming students. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with these important programs.

Members are also invited to attend our Executive Committee Meetings. This is a great way to see our Section governance in action! The Executive Committee Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month (excluding December, June, July and August) at 7:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the Mount St. Mary’s Doheny campus. Please call Nancy at the Section Office for directions and to let her know that you are attending.

We hope to see you soon at an upcoming meeting or volunteering at an outreach event!

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