Media Alert: Percy Julian Honored

March 12, 1999

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American Chemical Society Honors Black Chemist Percy Julian At Anaheim Meeting

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of black chemist Percy Julian's birth and accomplishments, the American Chemical society is sponsoring a special symposium highlighting his contributions and pioneering research in the chemical synthesis of pharmaceuticals. Julian's accomplishments include the first total synthesis of the glaucoma drug physostigime and development of a low cost synthetic method for making a form of the antiarthritis drug cortisone. Following the symposium, the ACS is hosting a luncheon at which U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., will speak.

WHAT: Symposium honoring the 100th Anniversary of Percy Julian

WHEN: Monday, March 22, 8:30-11 a.m.

WHERE:Anaheim Hilton, California Pavilion B

WHO: Bernard Witkop, National Institutes of Health; B. J. Evans, Morehouse College; Eloy Rodriguez, Cornell University; James Mitchell, Lucent Technologies; Paula T. Hammon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ned D. Heindel, Lehigh University, and Leo Slater, Chemical Heritage Foundation

(THE LUNCHEON WITH DR. SATCHER IS OPEN TO MEETING REGISTRANTS AND THE MEDIA ONLY. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED)
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