April 30: Froemke Lecture Series to Discuss Drug Development

Event Details

Date: April 29, 2012

Times: Reception, 4:30 p.m. | Seminar, 5 p.m.

Location: Gilbert Science Center

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Dr. John Morris '88, CMC Scientific Director at Abbott Laboratories, will be the keynote speaker at the John A. Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series on Monday, April 30, in the Gilbert Science Center. Morris will discuss "Pharmaceutical Drug Development: From Molecules to Medicine. Case Study: Challenges and Advances in HIV Therapies."

A reception will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Gilbert Science Center Pendulum Lounge. Morris' presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in GSC room 241.

The reception and the discussion are free and open to the public.

At Augustana, Morris majored in Chemistry. He earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University in 1993. He is a co-inventor on several active pharmaceutical ingredient and formulation patents. He has external publications in the area of separation sciences, crystal forms, and bioavailability comparisons of dosage forms. His contributions to Abbott have been recognized with President's Awards and a Chairman's Award. Recently, Morris was inducted into Abbott's prestigious Volwiler Society and named Abbott's 2010 Outstanding Researcher.

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to discovering new medicines, new technologies and new ways to manage health whose products span the continuum of care, from nutritional products and laboratory diagnostics through medical devices and pharmaceutical therapies.

Dr. John August Froemke (1893-1988) was professor of natural sciences and chemistry at Augustana from 1930 to 1964. He made many important contributions to the Chemistry Department and to the College, as did his wife, Mary. In honor of his efforts, the John A. Froemke Chemistry Lecture Series was established as an event with a notable Augustana chemistry graduate as the speaker.

Marlys Vant Hul
Natural Science Division Coordinator