E. B. Hershberg Award for Important Discoveries in Medicinally Active Substances

Purpose: To recognize and encourage outstanding discoveries in the chemistry of medicinally active substances. The discovery for which the award is given should have been made during the last two decades.

Nature: The award consists of $3,000 and a certificate. Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the meeting at which the award will be presented will be reimbursed. The award is presented biennially in odd-numbered years.

Eligibility: The award will be granted for outstanding discoveries and/or developments in the chemistry of medicinally active substances, regardless of race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, and educational background.

Deadline: November 1 (biennial review).

Establishment & Support: The award was established in 1988 by Merck Research Laboratories (formerly Schering-Plough Research Institute) to honor the contributions of Emanuel B. Hershberg to the pharmaceutical industry, especially the application of organic chemistry for the discovery and development of novel drugs.

Contact Information

Awards Office
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036-4801
Phone: (202) 872-4575
Fax: (202) 776-8008
awards@acs.org

Recipient

2013 Bruce E. Maryanoff

2011 Richard B. Silverman

2009 Choung Un Kim

2007 John A. Katzenellenbogen

2005 Christopher A. Lipinski

2003 A.K. Ganguly

2001 Iwao Ojima

1999 John J. Baldwin

1997 Simon F. Campbell

1995 Paul S. Anderson

1993 Arthur A. Patchett

1991 George deStevens

2013 award recipient
2013 recipient Bruce E. Maryanoff (center) is presented his award by sponsor representative Amjad Ali (right) and ACS President Marinda Li Wu (left).