Chair Notes

Dear ACS Members,

The Local Section is winding down following an event-filled year.

On Tuesday, October 15th, we had our Annual Distinguished Scientist Award Banquet. You can read about Dr. Sabine Hadida’s lecture, “DISCOVERY OF CFTR MODULATORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS”, in this issue of our Newsletter. Other awards were presented to Valerie Kuck for Outstanding Committee Chair – Project SEED, and Bill Tolley, the Tony Bottone Award for Continued Outstanding Service for his 16 years of service to the Section as Board Secretary.

San Diego’s celebration of National Chemistry Week, ChemExpo, took place on October 26th at the San Diego Miramar College – details on the fun-filled event will be included in our December newsletter.

We have one last monthly meeting for this year – on November 14th, Dr. Stephanie Culler from Persephone Biome will be presenting her work on the human gut biome, “Harnessing Poop for the Cure and Creating Novel Immunotherapies”. The event will be hosted at Takeda and you can reserve your spot using the link https://culler.eventbrite.com

The last event of the year, the Holiday Party at Sufi Mediterranean Cuisine, will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd. Please join us. This is always a very good chance to mingle and meet new members and get involved in the Local Section. We will recap all the exciting events of 2019 and introduce the new board members for 2020!! RSVP by: Monday, December 2, 2019 https://acs_san_diego_annual_meeting_and_holiday_party.eventbrite.com

If you are unable to register online, please use voice mail: 1-619-687-5570

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Jennifer Barber-Singh, Co-Chair
San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society E-mail: jbsingh@sandiegoacs.org
Web: www.sandiegoacs.org