Donna Huryn Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Donna Huryn, an adjunct professor of chemistry, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS). The award is a special honor conferred by the AWIS to recognize extraordinary service or achievements. Huryn was honored for excellence in research, teaching, and promoting the entry and advancement of women in science.
Huryn is an organic chemist who studies the identification, characterization, and optimization of chemical probes of biological systems, including the identification of novel agents to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, and the design of novel chemical libraries to probe biological systems. She previously received the 53rd American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award, which recognizes an individual who, through research, “has made important contributions to man's knowledge and thereby aided the public appreciation of the profession."
AWIS champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.