2016-04-27: Tolman Award 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).