Donna Huryn Headshot

Donna Huryn, PhD, and Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was chosen as the winner of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS-PHL) Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021. The award is given to “…a distinguished scientist who has significantly influenced the advancement of women in science and who serves as a role model for all.” Donna was chosen for “excellence in research, teaching, and promoting the entry and advancement of women in science.” She will give a presentation to AWIS-PHL members about her career and scientific journey this month.

Huryn is Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and a PI of the University of Pittsburgh Chemical Diversity Center (UP-CDC). She also holds an Adjunct Professor appointment at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Chemistry. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from Penn.

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