Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Medicinal Chemistry.
Private support allows the department to provide resources for students, aid in faculty travel, establish research seminars, and continue the excellence you have come to expect from our department. Your support, regardless of size, can make a profound impact. Even small amounts given over time can accumulate to create substantial resources for the department.
You are invited to join the Deans Club at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. The Deans Club reinforces the important role of annual giving to the ongoing strength and success of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. By honoring donors who give $1,000 or more in a single fiscal year, the Deans Club encourages the leadership-level annual support that forms the basis of our continued achievements. Gifts to any fund or program within the department count toward recognition in the Deans Club.
For a lasting impact on the department, major gifts can establish endowed funds that can be named for you or for someone else and provide financial support in perpetuity.
Our development director, David Ochoa, will be happy to answer your questions and assist you in creating an endowed fund, setting up a planned gift or making another kind of gift. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-832-7476. You can also use your credit card to give online to the following funds.
Speaking for the entire Department of Medicinal Chemistry family, I thank you for your investments in our faculty, students and programs.
Barbara N. Timmermann
University Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Medicinal Chemistry Department FundPrivate contributions really do make a difference to our program. Contributions to the Department of Medicinal Chemistry fill in where state funds either are not available or cannot be used and they allow us to react in a timely manner to special needs as they arise. These funds are especially helpful in the critical area of graduate recruiting.
The Department of Medicinal Chemistry consists of faculty involved in the following research programs that cover an unusually broad range of scientific interests, including: enzyme inhibition; the discovery and isolation of novel antitumor, antibiotic, and antiviral molecules; combinatorial chemistry; drug metabolism and toxicology; computer-aided drug design; organic synthesis; stereochemistry and its relation to biological problems; peptide structure and function; amino acid chemistry; natural product chemistry and neurochemistry. For more details about each faculty member's research and their groups, see the individual faculty pages at this web site.
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Irsay - Dahle Memorial FundThe Irsay-Dahle Award is named in memory of two graduates of the KU Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Dr. Robert Irsay (Ph.D. 1964) and Dr. Norman Dahle (Ph.D. 1965), both of whom studied under the late Edward E. Smissman. The award is given to recognize outstanding contributions in academics, research activities and citizenship by a senior graduate student in the department.
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Mathias P. Mertes Memorial FundThe Mathias P. Mertes Memorial Fund was established by the University of Kansas Endowment Association with contributions from his family, friends, colleagues, students and co-workers to memorialize Matt's dedication to excellence in research and scholarship through a student-initiated lecture series.
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Dr. Edward E. and Clarine F. Smissman Memorial FundAs a lasting tribute to a great man, the Edward E. Smissman Memorial Fund Committee inaugurated in January, 1976, the Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lecture Series. By sponsoring lecturers of outstanding merit and achievement in chemistry and biology, it is hoped that the influence and tradition of Edward E. Smissman will be preserved. The Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lecture is sponsored by The Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and The Edward E. Smissman Memorial Fund Kansas University Endowment Association.
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