April 12, 2014

Med Chem Professor Wins MLK Volunteer Award

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Carlos is camera-shy, but Nanci Murphy makes great cookies!

Dr. Carlos Catalano, Professor in Medicinal Chemistry, was awarded a Volunteer Recognition Award during the Health Sciences Center’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 17 in the HSB lobby. The award winners are named by the UW Health Sciences deans.

Among other community commitments, Dr. Catalano has been instrumental in facilitating the Pharmacological Sciences Summer Diversity Program, which provides research opportunities for talented undergraduate students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds. He also serves as faculty adviser for UW’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Started in 2007 with just five members, SACNAS at UW won Chapter of the Year in 2011 and hosted the national conference in 2012. Dr. Catalano says his role as adviser is mostly to “stay out of the way,” but we know better.

Congratulations, Carlos, and thanks for your dedication to our students!

 

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