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POCC Symposium

On alternate years (even), an all-day symposium is organized in the fall which consists of four seminars given by invited speakers and a dinner.  The final speaker of the evening is the receipient of that years' Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to organic chemistry and service to the scientific community which is given to a member of the academic community.

Allan R. Day Award

An award in memory of Allan R. Day is given once a year in recognition of outstanding contributions to organic chemistry and the awardee presents a seminar on one of the POCC lecture nights.

The Allan R. Day Awardees
1983         Barry M. Trost (Stanford University)
1984         David A. Evans (Harvard University)
1985         Barry Sharpless (Scripps Research Institute)
1986         Edward M. Arnett (Duke University)
1987         Albert I. Meyers (Colorado State University)
1988         Carl R. Johnson (Wayne State University)
1989         Clayton H. Heathcock (University of California, Berkeley)
1990         Ronald C. D. Breslow (Columbia University)
1991         Yoshito Kishi (Harvard University)
1992         William R. Roush (Indiana University)
1993         K. C. Nicolaou (Scripps Research Institute)
1994         Gilbert Stork (Columbia University)
1995         Dieter D. Seebach (ETH-Zentrum)
1996         Ei-Ichi Negishi (Purdue University)
1997         Samuel J. Danishefsky (Columbia University)
1998         Jean-Marie Lehn (Université Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg)
2007         Eric N. Jacobsen (Harvard University)
2009         Dale L. Boger (Scripps Research Institute)
2011         Douglass F. Taber (University of Delaware)
2013         Stuart Schreiber (Harvard University)

POCC Award

On alternate years (odd), an event is organized in the spring which includes an afternoon poster session with presenters from local universities and chemical companies.  The day is capped off with a dinner followed by a seminar by the receipient of that years' Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to organic chemistry and service to the scientific community which is given to a member of the industrial community.

The Philadelphia Organic Chemists' Club Awardees
1990         Amos B. Smith, III (University of Pennsylvania)
1993         Conrad J. Kowalski (SmithKline Beecham)
1994         Madeleine M. Joullié (University of Pennsylvania)
1995         Bruce Maryanoff (RW Johnson Pharmaceuticals)
1996         Ralph F. Hirschmann (University of Pennsylvania)
1997         William Nugent (DuPont)
1998         Gilbert Stork (Columbia University)
1999         Cynthia Maryanoff (RW Johnson Pharmaceuticals)
2000         Frank Mallory (Bryn Mawr College)
2002         Franklin A. Davis (Temple University)
2003         Allen B. Reitz (Johnson & Johnson PRD)
2005         Pat N. Confalone (E.I. du Pont de Nemours)
2006         Jeffery Winkler (University of Pennsylvania)
2007         Ahmed Abdel-Magid (Johnson & Johnson PRD)
2008         Scott McN. Sieburth (Temple University)
2009         Christopher Dinsmore (Merck Research Laboratories)
2010         Marisa C. Kozlowski (University of Pennsylvania)

 

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August 2014