Shirley B. Radding Award
The 2014 Shirley B. Radding Award accepted nominations without
regard to geographic location of the nominee. This was the
Fourteenth year that the Award was open to all nominees.
As customary, the four criteria for the Award remained:
Member of the American Chemical Society
for more than twenty (20) years.
Demonstrated dedicated and unselfish
service to ACS members over a sustained period of time.
Provided leadership through elected
and appointed ACS positions at local, regional and national
Made significant contributions to
industrial, applied or academic chemistry.
The Award consists of an honorarium of $1000 and a suitably
Previous Award Recipients are:
1994 Shirley B. Radding.
1995 Dr. Agnes Ann Green
1996 John F. "Jack"
1997 Howard M. Peters
1998 Alan C. Nixon
1999 Valerie J. Kuck
2000 Halley A. Merrell
2001 Norman A. LeBel
2002 Paul H. L. Walter
2003 Jean'ne M. Shreeve
2004 Maureen G. Chan
2005 Dr. Glenn Fuller
2006 Dr. Janan M. Hayes
2007 Merle I. Eiss
2008 Dorothy J. Phillips
2009 Dr. Bryan J. Balazs
2010 Dr. Herbert Silber
2011 Carol A. Duane
2012 Bonnie Charpentier
2013 Mamie W. Moy
The Radding Award Committee consisted of three Santa Clara
Valley Local section members. They are:
Peter F. Rusch, Chair of the Radding
Charles D. Sullivan, ChemPloyment
Abstracts former Director; and
Ashley Piekarski, 2014 Chair-Elect of
Continuity in the review and selection of the
recipient is maintained through the efforts of two continuing
members. Interests of the membership are reflected in the
rotating membership of the Chair or Chair-Elect.
The policy of the Committee is to retain each
nomination for three consecutive years. During each of
those years all of the new and retained nominations are
thoroughly reviewed by the Committee meeting in person.
The Committee also has a policy of contacting each nominator and
seconder as to the status of their nomination during each year
it is considered.
Nominations may be submitted along with
seconding letters in printed copy by postal service or facsimile
transmission or electronically to a special e-mail address
maintained for that purpose.
The Call for Nominations is distributed annually in the
Through a brochure mailed to all living
recipients of the Award;
By publication in the Santa Clara
Valley Local Section newsletter for several months prior to
the May 1 deadline for nominations;
By publication in C & E
News several months prior to the May 1 deadline for
By distribution of copies of the
printed Call for Nominations at the Spring ACS National
By distribution of the brochure at
selected ACS events.
Lee H. Latimer is the 2014
Shirley B. Radding Award recipient.
Dr. Latimer has
spent the bulk of his career working in pharmaceuticals with
Eastman Kodak, Sterling-Winthrop and most recently over 15 years
with Elan Pharmaceuticals in South San Francisco. He is
currently a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry. At
Elan, he led medicinal chemistry, process chemistry and
analytical chemistry groups working in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
and Multiple Sclerosis. The medicinal chemistry work led
to an advanced clinical compound for AD. The process
chemistry work led 5 compounds through synthesis development and
GMP production for clinical trials. He is a co-inventor on
over 55 US patents and has over 25 publications and invited
presentations. He received his Ph.D. with Prof. Barry
Trost at the University of Wisconsin.
Dr. Latimer’s ACS activities have
spanned over 30 years in 4 local sections and several
divisions. He served as Chair of the Rochester Section
(1988) and the California Section (2004) where he currently is a
member. He has led and/or participated in many activities
including program development, long range planning, National
Chemistry Week, pre-college education, regional meetings, host
committees for national meetings and golf tournaments. As
a Councilor and Alternate Councilor he has served on the
Committee on Local Section Activities (Chair, 2010-2012), the
Committee on Public Relations and Communications and is
currently an elected member of the Council Policy
Committee. He is particularly proud of the development of
partnership activities between sections in the Bay Area
including the recent 2013 Western Regional Meeting (General
Co-Chair), the Interview Skills Workshops, and the Chemists in
the Community outreach at the 2006 San Francisco National
Meeting. He has received the California Section’s Walter
Petersen Award for Service (2010) and the Rochester Section
Presentation of the Award
In keeping with the plans of the
Committee as adopted by the Executive Committee, Dr. Latimer was
asked when and where he would like the presentation of his award
to be made.
It was our pleasure to have Dr. Latimer as
our guest at our annual picnic and awards presentation held at
the Stanford University Chemistry Department on July 19, 2014
where he was presented with a plaque and honorarium.
Peter Rusch (right) presents the
2014 Radding Award to
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