At the fall meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, Professor John A. Katzenellenbogen was inducted into the Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 2006 by the Medicinal Chemistry Division of the ACS to honor "members of the Division who have made outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry through research, teaching and/or division service." “Those selected for induction will be senior investigators with long‐standing records of achievement in medicinal chemistry.”
In his nomination, Professor Katzenellenbogen was “recognized internationally as a pioneer in the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic agents for the management of hormone-regulated cancers.” Also inducted in the 2018 class with Professor Katzenellenbogen were Paul Erhart (University of Toledo), Emma Parmee (Merck), and Yvonne Martin (Abbott). At the induction, Professor Katzenellenbogen was joined by two of his former students, Philip Kym (PhD 1994, Abbvie) and Mike Sofia (PhD 1984, Arbutus). Mike Sofia, who received the 2016 Lasker Award and a College of LAS Alumni Achievement Award for his development of the cure for hepatitis C virus infections, had been inducted into the Hall of Fame the previous year.