Chemistry Outstanding Alumni Awards 2022
This fall, the Wayne State University Department of Chemistry recognized the significant achievements of three alumni. Patrick Grohar, M.D., Ph.D.; Aldona Valicenti; and Jason McLellan, Ph.D., were presented with the department's inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award. The awards were presented in conjunction with the Urmila Gopal Singhal Endowed Lecture.
Grohar was honored for his expertise in pediatric oncology, specifically for his role in developing new treatments for Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer that primarily affects children and adolescents. Valicenti was honored for her leadership in the information technology sector, as well as in public service. McLellan was honored for his work in mapping the structure of the SARS-CoV-2 spike, which paved the way for the development of COVID-19 vaccines.