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Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award

Congratulations to C.K. David Chu, PhD '75, 2017 Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award recipient.  

Chu is a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the College of Pharmacy, University of Georgia. He obtained his PhD in medicinal chemistry from UB in 1975 under the mentorship of Professor Thomas Bardos.

He has published more than 300 drug discovery-related scientific papers and has been awarded more than 50 U.S. patents. Several of his invented compounds are undergoing clinical trials in the therapeutic areas of cancer, hepatitis B virus, HIV and shingles.

An elected member of American Association of Advancement of Science, Chu received a MERIT Award from the NIH in 2001, and the UGA Inventor of the Year Award in 2002.

The Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award bears the name of our school's fourth dean and is given annually to an outstanding alumni pharmacist who personifies the ideals of service, integrity, and who, in the eyes of his or her associates, personifies the profession of pharmacy. This is the Alumni Association's most prestigious award.

Eligibility

The recipient must be an alumni pharmacist and hold a degree from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Selection Guidelines

Nominees should be considered based on their exemplary, longstanding, professional service; longstanding contributions within:  pharmacy organizations, the University at Buffalo and the community; and unique achievements, discoveries, creations and other contributions to society and continued leadership of the profession of pharmacy.

Please Note: Current faculty members are ineligible for nomination

Gregory Award Recipients

2017  C.K. David Chu '75
2016  Rose Mary Madejski '59
2015  Joseph Sterman '52
2014  Joseph Voelkl '59
2013  Carol Gloff '75
2012  Robert Miller '59
2011  John Rodgers '83
2010  Donald Pritchard '53
2009  Mario Rocci '76, '81
2008  Patricia Kroboth '71
2007  Susan Ksiazek '82
2006  Susan Jay '77
2005  Dennis Galluzzo '76
2004  Alton Tower '53
2003  Paul Paladino '74
2002  Christine Sorkness '73
2001  Ronald Isaacs '56
2000  Hazel Whalen '47
1999  Howard Forman '74 & '77
1998  Stephen Giroux '81
1997  Thomas Foster '70
1996  Albert Wertheimer '65
1995  Bruce Moden '57
1994  Joseph Bertino '76
1993  Orville C. Baxter '42
1992  Esther Eddy '48
1987 Harold Reiss '56
1980 Robert Cooney '41
1974 Joseph Bauda '39
1971 Howard Carpenter '32
1969 Laurence Lockie '21  
1962 Howard Kohler '22
1959 Catherine Redden '18   
1958 Glen Helgren
1957 William Arndt
1956 Austin Johnston '16   
1955 James Hill '26   
1953 Alphonse Chimera '28   
1952 Hyman Mandell '23
1950 Mearl Pritchard '21
1949 Charles Mulloy
1948 A.B. Lemon
1946 J.F. O'Brien '09
1942 H.M.Anthony  
1940 Charles Gauger
1939 James Donovan
1938 H.J. Diamond

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