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Chris Chang wins AstraZeneca Award

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November 12, 2009

Professor Chris Chang
Professor Chris Chang

Professor of Chemistry Chris Chang has won the 2009 AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award. The award is presented to two talented academic researchers who have demonstrated distinct potential in synthetic, mechanistic, or bioorganic chemistry. Chang won the award along with Martin Burke of the University of Illinois.

Awardees are selected by a team of AstraZeneca senior scientists, in consultation with world-leading academic scientists. Recipients are presented with a $50,000 unrestricted research grant intended to help foster continued growth and development of their research programs.

Past awardees include many researchers who have gone on to become leaders in the scientific community. AstraZeneca recognizes that advances in medicine rely on continuous innovations in chemistry.

Chang spoke at the 25th Annual Excellence in Chemistry Award Symposium, held on October 14th at AstraZeneca, Wilmington, DE.