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  • 16 Oct 2019 4:16 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Meeting of the Princeton ACS Section & US Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 

    Les McQuire, PhD
    Global Program Team Director, Novartis

    "Pharma Drug Discovery & Development: Insights from a Career in Both"

     Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University; Mixer 5:30 pm; Lecture 6:30 pm followed by dinner

     

    Abstract
    The process to discover, develop and launch a single new drug typically requires large teams working in multiple related but very different fields over a period of many years. Drawing extensively from the presenter’s own diverse experiences this talk will review the overall drug discovery and development process, indicating where and how it has and continues to evolve and particularly highlight the types of decisions that are made along the way and how they can influence the options at and outcomes of the later steps.

    Biography
    Les McQuire received his BSc and PhD in Chemistry from Dundee University, his home town in Scotland, and then moved to the University of Texas at Austin to conduct post-doctoral research in natural product synthesis. Following this, he joined Ciba Pharmaceuticals, now Novartis, in Summit NJ in the Medicinal Chemistry Research Department. Les eventually moved to the Novartis location in Cambridge, MA to help build the research organization there. At various times he has focused on Arthritis, Inflammation, Immunology or Cardiovascular programs, across all stages of the discovery process.
    After 18 years in Research Les moved into Program Management in the Novartis Oncology Development and moved back to NJ. For almost all of the last 9 years Les has worked on novel treatments for breast cancer including Kisqali and the recently launched Piqray.  As part of the core team overseeing Novartis’s breast cancer franchise Les was involved in all aspects of the Development process from clinical Proof of Concept in patients, through the design and implementation of clinical trial programs, compound manufacture, data analysis, submission and Health Authority approval and ultimately global launch. Les recently moved between areas in oncology and now serves as Global Program Executive Director for a portion of Novartis’s large Hematology franchise. 
    Les is actively involved in scientific societies serving as councilor for the North Jersey ACS Section, in various other local and national ACS roles and as a member of the Executive Committee and a Past-President of the US Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC.)

    Reservations

    The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of the atrium (Taylor Commons.) The lecture will be held in the Auditorium (B02) at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area).  Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane after 5:00 pm. (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/.) Reservations are required for the meeting. The seminar is free and open to the public.  Dinner is $10 for students and $25 for adults ($22.50 if prepaid using PayPal).


    To register and prepay go to our website at  http://chemists.princeton.edu/pacs/event/princeton-acs-november-6-meeting/ If you have questions, contact louise.lawter@gmail.com”. 


  • 08 Jul 2019 9:19 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    July 30 PACS Science CAFÉ ( http://chemists.princeton.edu/pacs/event/princeton-acs-july-30-science-cafe)


    A Matter of Taste: Forces Driving our Eating Preferences and Patterns


    Our panel of nutrition, food science and culinary arts experts will enlighten us and spark brainstorming and satiating discussion of this important topic. After all, we are what we eat...and should know why we eat what we eat.

    When: Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    5:30 – 5:45 pm            Welcome/Sign-in

    5:45 – 8:30 pm            Light meal buffet

    Fun Quiz, Expert/Audience Discussion

    Where: Frick Laboratory, Princeton University

    Cost: $15 includes light nutritious meal buffet  if prepaid  ($10/student)

    Panelists:
    Professor Beverly Tepper, PhD - Rutgers University, IFT Fellow
    Professor Karen Schaich, PhD – Rutgers University, IFT Fellow
    Brenda Burgess, PhD – Nutrition Scientist, Elmhurst Milked Direct
    Craig Shelton – CEO, Aeon Holistic Agriculture, Princeton University Instructor, Chef and Culinary Expert
     
    Who Should Attend?
    Scientists and Non-Scientists; Educators and Students; Bright Future Enthusiasts

    Reservations
    Reservations are required.  To register go to 
    http://chemists.princeton.edu/pacs/event/princeton-acs-july-30-science-cafe/. Cost, which includes meal buffet is $15 if prepaid ($10/students) and $18 at the door ($12/student). Space will be limited. (questions? weintraubr@gmail.com).


    The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University, Room A057. Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane after 5:00 pm. (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/.)

    Event Coordinators: Randy Weintraub, MS, PhD and Barbara Ameer, PharmD, MBA



  • 08 Jul 2019 12:40 PM | Michael P. Bigwood, Ph.D.

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  • 14 Jun 2019 5:54 AM | Aaron Sarafinas

    I'll be delivering part 3 of my webinar series "Talking Mixing" on June 19, 2019.

    Talking Mixing 3:  Reactive Mixing – June 19, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    This third webinar will tie together the concepts from the first two sessions as we look at competing rate processes, how we can understand the role of mixing in our process, and how to scale our mixer to deliver our desired process response.

    Register for the each of the free one-hour webinars at DynoChem Resources (https://dcresources.scale-up.com) and search for Sarafinas.

    Miss the first two talks?  Watch them on DynoChem Resources.
    Talking Mixing 1:  Basics of Mixing - April 24, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    Don’t be “baffled” by mixing.  Tune in for some mixing basics that will be the foundation for us to examine some challenging mixing applications.  In this webinar we will cover power, flow, “shear” (the most mis-used term in mixing), blending of miscible liquids, baffles, and an initial look at scale-up and scale-down. 

    Talking Mixing 2:  Multiphase Mixing – May 29, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    Solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, and gas-liquid systems create some mixing challenges.  The second webinar will show a common framework for thinking about these systems as well as some specific ways to estimate and scale process responses.


  • 13 May 2019 10:08 AM | Aaron Sarafinas

    Tune in for part 2 of my 3-part free webinar series on Mixing Technology:

    Talking Mixing 2:  Multiphase Mixing – May 29, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    Solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, and gas-liquid systems create some mixing challenges.  The second webinar will show a common framework for thinking about these systems as well as some specific ways to estimate and scale process responses.

    Talking Mixing 3:  Reactive Mixing – June 19, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    This third webinar will tie together the concepts from the first two sessions as we look at competing rate processes, how we can understand the role of mixing in our process, and how to scale our mixer to deliver our desired process response.

    Miss the first talk?  See below for link to the recording.
    Talking Mixing 1:  Basics of Mixing - April 24, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    Don’t be “baffled” by mixing.  Tune in for some mixing basics that will be the foundation for us to examine some challenging mixing applications.  In this webinar we will cover power, flow, “shear” (the most mis-used term in mixing), blending of miscible liquids, baffles, and an initial look at scale-up and scale-down. 

    Register for the each of the free one-hour webinars at DynoChem Resources (https://dcresources.scale-up.com) and search for Sarafinas.

    You need to register with DynoChem before registering for the webinars.

    All webinars will be recorded and posted on DynoChem Resources.


  • 12 May 2019 2:57 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    CHEMICAL MECHANISMS TO ADDRESS NEW CHALLENGES IN AIR QUALITY MODELING

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Office of Research and Development
    Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program

    CHEMICAL MECHANISMS TO ADDRESS NEW CHALLENGES IN AIR QUALITY MODELING

    This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity.

    Funding Opportunity Numbers:

    EPA-G2019-STAR-C1, Chemical Mechanisms to Address New Challenges in Air Quality Modeling
    EPA-G2019-STAR-C2, Early Career: Chemical Mechanisms to Address New Challenges in Air Quality Modeling

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 66.509

    Solicitation Opening Date: May 8, 2019 
    Solicitation Closing Date: June 24, 2019: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

    https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/chemical-mechanisms-address-new-challenges-air-quality-modeling


  • 19 Apr 2019 12:29 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    ACSCourse-STEM.jpg

    Join the American Chemical Society in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 18 to develop critical workplace skills for STEM industry professionals. This workshop is ideal for chemists, chemical engineers, physicists, engineers, and other STEM professionals looking to advance in the first 10 years of their careers.

     

    During the workshop, you will learn how to:

    • Present your data more effectively to management
    • Organize and run effective meetings
    • Work more readily and successfully across age groups
    • Manage projects more quickly and effectively

    Workshop Details:

    •  Where: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | 1201 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 (map)
    •  When: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 9 am - 4 pm
    •  Cost: $149 for ACS members | $329 for non-members

     

    Your registration includes on-site lunch, as well as morning and afternoon networking breaks.

     

     

    Register Now

    Instructors:

     

    Mark Jones, Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow, Dow Chemical - Data Presentation Instructor

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    Mark Jones has been the Executive External Strategy and Communications Fellow at Dow Chemical since September 2011. He spent most of his career developing catalytic processes after joining Dow in 1990. He received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

    Anthony (Tony) Noce, ACSF, Assistant Director, Member Programs & Communities, American Chemical Society – Running Effective Meetings Instructor

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    Anthony (Tony) Noce, ACSF, recently joined the ACS as the Assistant Director, Member Programs & Communities following three decades in industry. As the number of meetings he attended over the course of his early career mounted, he began to see a clear difference in how meetings may be run. It wasn't long before his attention turned to the critical importance of effective meetings, recognizing this as a potential differentiator that allows for increased productivity – and increased productivity is an edge. This session couples curriculum developed by Human Technologies with Tony's years of experience working in industry to help attendees gain that edge for themselves.

    Steve Smith, Senior Analyst and Project Manager, Human Technology - Working Across Age Groups Instructor

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    Steve Smith has over 20 years of experience designing, delivering, and evaluating human capital solutions to improve organizational performance. He facilitates a variety of workshops, training programs, team building engagements, organizational assessment focus groups, and strategic planning sessions, using best practices in instructional methodology and leveraging effective media to engage learners.

    Mr. Smith has worked for Human Technology (HT) for the past 18 years, where he specializes in workforce analysis and assessment including competency modeling, skills inventories, developing and implementing assessment systems, and developing enterprise-wide strategies to improve workforce competency.

    Barry M Weinstein, President, Barry M. Weinstein & Associates - Project Management Instructor

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    Barry M. Weinstein is President of Barry M. Weinstein & Associates, a consulting firm providing process engineering, project management, and statistical quality control support for the food and personal care product industries. 

    Mr. Weinstein has more than 35 years of experience in project management and process development in the nutritional supplement, food, and personal care products industries.

    He has been an instructor with the American Chemical Society since 2000. Mr. Weinstein holds B. Sc. and M. Sc. Degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University.

     

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  • 11 Apr 2019 12:32 PM | Aaron Sarafinas

    I will be presenting a 3-part webinar series on mixing technology in April, May, and June 2019 as part of a project I have with DynoChem.  Registration information is below.

    Talking Mixing:  Basics of Mixing - April 24, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    Don’t be “baffled” by mixing.  Tune in for some mixing basics that will be the foundation for us to examine some challenging mixing applications.  In this webinar we will cover power, flow, “shear” (the most mis-used term in mixing), blending of miscible liquids, baffles, and an initial look at scale-up and scale-down. 

    Talking Mixing:  Multiphase Mixing – May 29, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    Solid-liquid, liquid-liquid, and gas-liquid systems create some mixing challenges.  The second webinar will show a common framework for thinking about these systems as well as some specific ways to estimate and scale process responses.

    Talking Mixing:  Reactive Mixing – June 19, 2019, 9AM-10AM EDT
    This third webinar will tie together the concepts from the first two sessions as we look at competing rate processes, how we can understand the role of mixing in our process, and how to scale our mixer to deliver our desired process response.

    Register for the each of the free one-hour webinars at DynoChem Resources (https://dcresources.scale-up.com/default.aspx#HOME)
    or search there for Sarafinas: 
    https://dcresources.scale-up.com/default.aspx#q=Sarafinas
    You may need to register with DynoChem before registering for the webinars.

    All webinars will be recorded and posted on DynoChem Resources.

    Thanks,
    Aaron


  • 15 Mar 2019 10:31 AM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    From Joe Martino

    April 11:  Joseph Priestly Society Meeting

    Time:  11:30 AM -- 2:30 PM

    Place:  Science History Institute

                315 Chestnut Street

                Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Speakers:  Sandra Donovan (Donovan Associates)

                       Maria L. Maccecchini (QR Pharma, Inc.)

                       Yaniv Sneor (Blue Cactus Consulting)

    Topic:  "Angel and Venture-Capital Investment in Biotech and Health Care"

    Cost:  $25.00

    Registration:  On-line

    Website:  http://bit.ly/2XFiYiw


    April 15:  ACS Philadelphia Section Meeting / Student Banquet

    Time:  6:00 PM -- 9:00 PM

    Place:  Lathem Hall

                East 13th and Potter Streets

                Chester, PA 19013

    Speaker:  Loyd Bastin (Widener University)

    Topic:  "Speaking for the trees:  An academic career focused on sustainability education"

    Cost:  $25.00

    Registration:  On-line

    Website:  https://acsphillystudentbanquet2019.eventbrite.com


    April 18:  Philadelphia Organic Chemists Club Meeting

    Time:  6:30 PM -- 8:30 PM

    Place:  Chemistry Building

                 University of Pennsylvania

                 34th and Spruce Streets

                 Philadelphia, PA

    Speaker:  Dustin J. Mergott (Eli Lilly and Company)

    Topic:  TBD
    Cost:  $20.00 to join POCC

    Registration:  On-line to join POCC

    Website:  http://www.pocclub.org/


    April 23-24:  Chemical Ventures Conference 2019

    Place:  Delaware Innovation Space

                 200 Powder Mill Road

                 Wilmington, DE 19803

    Agenda:  A two-day conference focusing on innovation, investment and deal flow in the chemical space.

    Cost:  $95.00 to $795.00, depending on category

    Registration:  On-line

    Website:  https://www.aiche.org/conferences/chemical-ventures-conference/2019


  • 13 Mar 2019 8:10 PM | Dr. Keith D. Wing (Administrator)

    Meeting of the Princeton ACS Section, Thursday, March 21, 2019 

    Bart Devolder, Conservator, Princeton University Art Museum will speak on  "Painting Conservation; more than cleaning pictures"
    Frick Chemistry Laboratory, Princeton University, Mixer 5:30 pm; Lecture 6:30 pm followed by dinner

    Abstract: Bart Devolder will discuss the diverse tasks and competencies that fall under the job description of Painting Conservator. In this lecture, he will also explain some of his past conservation projects. Bart will also present some of the initial planning and ideas for the new Conservation Lab and Department of the Princeton University Art Museum, which is part of the new expanded museum building project slated for completion in 2023.

    Biography: Bart J.C. Devolder received his M.A. in painting conservation from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium, in 2002. He held internships at the Akademia Sztuk Pieknych, Krakow, Poland, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), Brussels, and the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Bart also received a fellowship from the Straus Center for Conservation at the Harvard University Art Museums (2003–4) and was the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Painting Conservation at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2004–7).

    Bart has worked for the Kimbell Art Museum and Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas, first as assistant conservator of paintings (2007–10) and later as associate conservator of paintings (2010–12). Before joining the Princeton University Art Museum as conservator of collections in the summer of 2018, he was the on-site coordinator and painting conservator for the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck (2012–18).

    Reservations: The meeting will be held in Frick Laboratory, Princeton University. The social mixer will begin at 5:30 pm in the CaFe area of Taylor Commons. The lecture will be held in the Auditorium (B02) at 6:30 pm followed by dinner in Taylor Commons (CaFe area).  Frick Laboratory is located at the east end of the pedestrian bridge on Washington Rd, adjacent to the Weaver Track and Field Stadium. Parking is available in Lot 21, corner of Faculty Road and Fitzrandolph Road or other lots along Ivy Lane after 5:00 pm. (see http://m.princeton.edu/map/.  The seminar is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged for the seminar but required for dinner, which is $25 for members ($22.50 if prepaid online) and $10 for students. By March 16, please register and prepay at http://chemists.princeton.edu/pacs/event/princeton-acs-meeting-thursday-march-21-2019/.  If you have questions, contact louise.lawter@gmail.com.

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