Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry

Purpose: To recognize outstanding contributions to research in medicinal chemistry.

Nature: The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Up to $2,500 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The award is presented biennially in even-numbered years, and the recipient will present an award address at the spring meeting of the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry.

Eligibility: The award will be granted for outstanding contributions in the field of medicinal chemistry regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Deadline: November 1 (Presented biennially in even-numbered years.)

Establishment & Support: Gilead Sciences, Inc. began sponsoring the award in 2016. GlaxoSmithKline established the award in 1978.

Contact Information

Awards Office

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: 202-872-4575
Fax: 202-776-8008


2020 Gunda I. Georg

2018 Dennis C. Liotta

2016 Richard DiMarchi

2014 John E. Macor

2012 F. Ivy Carroll

2010 Edward C. Taylor

2008 Magid Abou-Gharbia

2006 Joel R. Huff

2004 William J. Greenlee

2002 Arthur A. Patchett

2000 Philip S. Portoghese

1998 Monroe E. Wall

1996 Josef Fried

1994 Ralph F. Hirschmann

1992 Everette L. May

1990 Arnold Brossi

1988 Roland K. Robins

1986 John A. Montgomery

1984 George H. Hitchings

1982 David W. Cushman and Miguel A. Ondetti

1980 T. Y. Shen

2018 recipient Dennis C. Liotta (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Will Watkins (right) and Peter K. Dorhout, ACS President (left).