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Trost and Du Bois to receive national awards from the American Chemical Society

Barry M. Trost and Justin Du Bois will be honored for outstanding achievement in the field of organic chemistry at the 228th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) next year.

Trost, the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, will receive the 2004 Arthur C. Cope Award for exceptional research involving chemical synthesis. The award includes a $25,000 prize, a medallion and an unrestricted grant-in-aid of $150,000 for research in organic chemistry. A recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Trost served as chair of the Chemistry Department from 1996 to 2002.

Du Bois, an assistant professor of chemistry, and David R. Liu of Harvard University were named co-winners of the 2004 Arthur C. Cope Young Scholars Award for the encouragement of excellence in organic chemistry. In addition to a $5,000 prize, recipients also receive a $40,000 unrestricted research grant.

The awards will be presented at the ACS annual meeting in Philadelphia in August 2004.



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