Awards and Fellowships

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Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
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Awards and Fellowships

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The amount of each award is determined by the annual investment income and available balance in each account.

The principal balance of the first three awards allows for a full fellowship to be allocated in some years, with an average of one full fellowship granted in the Division annually. Students are nominated for these awards each year by Division faculty; winners are decided by faculty consensus.

Doskotch Award/Fellowship:

Provides funds for a graduate student in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy whose research emphasizes natural product chemistry (isolation, structure,  elucidation, chemical and/or biological modification, biosynthesis).

Jane Chen Award/Fellowship:

Provides funds for a female graduate student within the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

Jack L. Beal Award/Fellowship:

Provides funds for a graduate student in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.


The three awards below provide limited financial recognition for outstanding achievement:

The Robert W. and Susan Y. Brueggemeier Scholarship Fund in Medicinal Chemistry:

Provides scholarship for graduate students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy studying in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy seeking a degree in medicinal chemistry, with and emphasis in drug discovery, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry.

Witiak Award:

Recognizes graduate student achievement in cancer research in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, typically in synthetic medicinal chemistry.

Soloway Graduate Endowment:

Supports an annual award to a graduate student who is engaged in cancer research projects in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Award:

Recognizes outstanding performance as a graduate teaching assistant in the  Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.