PittPharmacy Professor Donna M. Huryn, PhD founded and co-organized the first annual 2019 Empowering Women in Organic Chemistry Conference held on Friday, June 28, 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This one-day event included talks from organic chemists in industry and academia, a dynamic poster session, panel discussions, and many opportunities for networking.

Professor Geraldine (Geri) Richmond (University of Oregon), past-president of AAAS, National Medal of Science awardee, and co-founder of COACH, gave the keynote lecture. The audience of over 175 attendees included women and men from all sectors of organic chemistry and related fields, at all career stages, including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals.

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