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Two University of Oregon Phi Beta Kappa Chemistry grads met up last week at the American Medical Association (AMA) Annual meeting.
Dr. James (Jay) Gilbaugh MD, Class of ’83, is President of the Kansas Medical Society and Dr. Robert Wah MD, Class of ’79,is Immediate Past President of the American Medical Association.
The American Medical Association was founded in 1847 and is the largest association of physicians and medical students in the US. The AMA’s mission is to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
Listen to Dr. Wah’s AMA speech at https://goo.gl/vvGIsx
The route from basic research to innovation can be a long and winding road, but the payoffs can be big. That was the case for one University of Oregon startup, which began with a failure in the laboratory.
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There will be memorial service on Saturday, February 28th, in Medford, OR, for Gregory Harlow.
Gregory graduated in June 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. While an undergrad in the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, he did research in the Liu lab as a Beckman Scholar. Gregory was a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. He passed away January 22, 2015.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bland, who earned his PhD in Chemistry at University of Oregon in 1971, has been named the recipient of the Burton Kallman Scientific Award by the Natural Products Association.
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As lab director of Oregon Growers Analytical, Roger Voelker, PhD 1996, tests medical marijuana for harmful substances, and advocates for more rigorous oversight to ensure patient safety.
Read more at http://oregonquarterly.com/high-standards
Ellen Robertson is in the news for her research contribution as UO-Berkeley Labs unveiled a new nano-sized synthetic scaffolding technique on September 2nd.
Dr. Robertson earned her PhD in Chemistry in 2014 with Geri Richmond, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
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Dr. Robert Wah, who graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s in chemistry, has been selected to serve as president-elect of the American Medical Association – the nation’s largest organization of physicians.
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UO Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate Josh Razink‘s work with the high-resolution transmission electron microscope in CAMCOR has helped provide strong evidence for the theory that a cosmic explosion triggered the ice age 12,800 years ago that resulted in the extinction of numerous species of plants and mammals.
Dr. Razink did his graduate studies at the UO under Jim Hutchison, earning his MS degree in Chemistry in 2010.
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Dr. Eddie Chang earned his PhD with Profs. Mazo and Peticolas in 1977. He has sent us the following career update:
“After my stint as Acting Program Director for Biosensing, I decided to stay on a little longer at NSF and am now the PD for Interfacial Processes and Thermodynamics in the Engineering Directorate at NSF.”
OU alumn Gregory Harlow has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for his work in the field of Chemical Synthesis.
Gregory is currently a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA. While an undergrad in the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Gregory did research in the Liu lab as a Beckman Scholar. He graduated in June 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with departmental honors.