Alumna Cynthia A. Maryanoff Wins an Award

March 11, 2005 — Drexel Chemistry Department alumna Cynthia A. Maryanoff, distinguished research fellow of Johnson & Johnson’s Cordis Corporation, a McNeil Pharmaceutical company, will be presented the Earle B. Barnes Award for Leadership in Chemical Research Management at the ACS Spring Meeting in San Diego. The award, sponsored by Dow Chemical, recognizes here many years of chemical and pharmaceutical research management at McNeil.

Maryanoff has over 40 patents and 80 publications in her field. Recently, she managed a unit with 150 researchers in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland. She has provided career paths for researchers that parallel the management ladder. She was the first woman to Chair the ACS Division of Organic Chemistry. Other honors bestowed on her include the Philadlephia Section Award in 1991 and the Francis P. Garvin-John M. Olin Medal of the ACS in 1999. (Information obtained from the March 2005 Catalyst)