2014 S A L

2014 STUDENT AWARDS LUNCHEON
~ Louis B. Malinow, M.D. ~
Why I Don't Eat Bagels and Why I Try to Keep My
Patients from Eating Them
Sunday, April 13th, 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Timonium, MD
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2013 Section Officers:
Chair 2014 – James A. Saunders, Retired, [email protected]
Vice-chair (chair 2015) – Sandra Young, Army Research Lab, [email protected]
Chair-elect (chair 2016) – vacant
Immediate-Past Chair (chair 2013) – Sara Narayan, Stevenson University, [email protected]
Secretary – Louise Hellwig, Morgan State University, [email protected]
Treasurer – Holly Cymet, Stevenson University, [email protected]
Councilors:
2014–2016
Merle I. Eiss, Retired, [email protected]
2014–2016
Paul Smith, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, [email protected]
2012–2014
Stephanie J. Watson, N.I.S.T., [email protected]
2012–2014
Dana Ferraris, Johns Hopkins University, [email protected]
2012–2014
Jan Kolakowski, US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, [email protected]
Alternate Councilors:
2014-2016
Charles Chen, Johns Hopkins University, [email protected]
2014-2016
Kelly M. Elkins, Towson University, [email protected]
2012–2014
Sandra Young, Army Research Lab, [email protected]
2012–2014
Takashi Tsukamoto, Johns Hopkins University, [email protected]
2012–2014
Charles M. Zapf, McCormick & Company, Inc., [email protected]
2013 Members-at-large:
Robert Clapper, Shimadzu,
George Farrant, Retired, [email protected]
Suzanne Procell, Army Research Laboratory, [email protected]
Beatrice Salazar, Baltimore County Public Schools, [email protected]
Angela Sherman, Notre Dame of Maryland University, [email protected]
Award Committee Chairs:
Student Awards – George Farrant, Retired, [email protected]
Remsen Award – Dana Ferraris, Johns Hopkins University, [email protected]
Braude Award – Louise Hellwig, Morgan State University, [email protected]
Maryland Chemist Award–Angela Sherman, Notre Dame of Maryland University, [email protected]
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Webmaster:
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Chesapeake Chemist Editor-in-Chief:
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Contact us at:
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2014 STUDENT AWARD LUNCHEON
Why I Don’t Eat Bagels and Why I Try to Keep My Patients from
Eating Them
~ Louis B. Malinow, M.D. ~
MDVIP
Sunday, April 13th, 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel
2004 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093
12:00-12:45pm
12:45-1:45
1:45-2:30
2:30-3:30
Price
RSVP (by April 9)
Registration/Networking and appetizers
Luncheon
Student Awards
Presentation
$20 for members/nonmembers, $10 for students, Award recipients free
[email protected]
Directions to the Crowne Plaza Hotel:
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From the Baltimore beltway (I-695), take exit 24 for I-83 N (signs for Timonium/York Pa)
Take exit 16A for Timonium Road toward Timonium E
Turn right at W Timonium Rd
Take the 1st right onto Greenspring Drive
The hotel is on the right, set back from the road.
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Abstract
Dr. Malinow is a practicing physician with a passion for nutrition and a focus on preventative medicine. He
will present a dynamic and picture-filled talk about healthy eating. “We will cover some quick nutrition
chemistry, a brief run through of Why We Get Fat…What is controlling this? Then onto Why the Calories
in, Calories Out theory is just plain WRONG.” Dr. Malinow will conclude his talk with a review of the diet
that he recommends to maximize the health of his patients.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Louis B. Malinow
Dr. Malinow is a Board Certified Internist affiliated with MDVIP, which provides
very personalized and preventive care to patients with a strong focus on wellness. He
is certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a specialist in the management
of high blood pressure, and is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical
Lipidology, as a cholesterol expert. He completed medical school at University of
Maryland, and both his internship and residency at Stanford University. Dr. Malinow
has received numerous awards for teaching, for leadership within MDVIP, and has
been named a Top Doctor in Baltimore Magazine several times.
2014 ACS MARYLAND SECTION STUDENT AWARDEES
Each spring the Maryland Section of the ACS celebrates the efforts of the best chemistry students at our local
colleges and universities at the annual Student Awards Luncheon. One top student in chemistry from about
twenty universities, colleges and community colleges in our area is selected by each chemistry department to
be honored at this meeting. Please join us as we honor their achievements. Mentors, faculty, ACS members,
family and friends are all invited to attend.
Sarah Moynihan
Amanda Clay
Anne Arundel Community College
Community College of Baltimore County
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Popy Akter
Eliza S. Stever
Coppin State University
Goucher College
Melissa Aileen Johnson
Kenneth Xavier Brown
Hood College
Howard Community College
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Jack L. Sloane
Benedict Osorio, Jr.
Johns Hopkins University
Loyola University Maryland
Zachary R. Watkins
Brent Valentine Powell
McDaniel College
Morgan State University
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Nicole A. Vanagas
Brittany Dunkerly
Mount Saint Mary's University
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Christopher Joseph Adams
Rachel Simkins
Saint Mary's College of Maryland
Stevenson University
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Mark Alan Burton
Bryan Kaps
Towson University
United States Naval Academy
Phoebe Tsoi
Corinne Staub
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Washington College
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RECENT EVENTS
March Food Science Dinner and Networking Event
On Wednesday, March 26, the Maryland Section of the ACS and
the McCormick Technical Center hosted a food-science-themed
dinner and networking event. The keynote speaker was Dr. James
Harnly, from the Food Composition and Methods Development
Laboratory in the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in
the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. His talk, “Spectral
fingerprinting for identification and authentication of botanical
materials,” described chemical and statistical methods to
authenticate nutritional supplements (distinguishing American
ginseng from Chinese ginseng, for example). The ultimate goal of
this work is to produce a publicly available database for botanical
authentication and compound identification. After the address,
members of the audience were taken on guided tours of the
Speaker Dr. James Harnly and Alvin Bober
McCormick Technical Center Research Labs, including the
instrument lab, the molecular structure identification lab, the microbiology and microscopy lab, and the
wet lab. McCormick scientists talked about their own work authenticating ingredients from suppliers and
analyzing all the small components that add up to flavor (moisture, acidity, salts, sulfur, volatiles, etc.).
After the tours, the Maryland Section Chair, Dr. James Saunders, gave a fascinating talk entitled “How does
chocolate get from the tree to the table?” about the history and process of making chocolate. He described
his own work on DNA fingerprinting different varieties of cacao in search of disease-resistant strains. To
illustrate the different stages of chocolate processing, from the bean to the chocolate bar, the evening
concluded with a chocolate tasting: beginning with 100% cacao beans (roasted, but not mixed with milk or
sugar) and then ranging from white chocolate (essentially entirely cocoa butter (chocolate fat) without any
cocoa) to Hershey’s kisses to 86% cacao dark chocolate. The event was an excellent opportunity for section
members to meet scientists at McCormick and learn about food science.
Dr. James Saunders with his
chocolate display.
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The evening concluded with a chocolate tasting.
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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Aberdeen Proving Ground Earth Day Celebration
The annual APG Earth Day celebration is taking place on Friday, April 25 from 9am - 12:30pm. Parents are
welcome to bring their children/young students to the morning event, which is open to the public. There
will be over 20 interactive displays and hands-on STEM activities for students. This event is geared towards
students K-6th grade but is also informational to older students/parents. For more information, contact Dr.
Sandra Young at [email protected]
2014 ACS CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD
The local competition for the US National Chemistry Olympiad, USNCO, will take place on April 26, 2014
at Notre Dame University of Baltimore (Knott Hall). For full information, or to find out how you can help,
please contact Beatrice Salazar, the ACS Maryland Section Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator at
[email protected]
SAVE THE DATE: Remsen Award
Please join us on Thursday, June 5th to congratulate Dr. Emily Carter, of Princeton University, as she
receives the Ira Remsen Award. This award was established in 1946 by the Maryland Section, in
partnership with Johns Hopkins University, to honor Ira Remsen for his many years of service in promoting
chemistry, and in service to the Johns Hopkins University. The recipients of the Remsen award are chemists
of outstanding achievement in keeping with Ira Remsen’s long and devoted career as an exponent of the
highest standards in teaching and research in chemistry. The Award culminates in a Remsen memorial
lecture given by the recipient, followed by presentation of a plaque and an honorarium.
SAVE THE DATE: Leadership Workshop
The Maryland Section will host a Leadership Development Course, “Developing Communications
Strategies.” This is one of several courses provided by the American Chemical Society to provide
participants with an opportunity to learn essential skills that will strengthen their competitive edge. The
workshop will be held in the UMBC Meyerhoff Chemistry Building on May 17th from 8:15am – 1:00pm.
Continental breakfast and a coffee break will be served. To find out more, contact Paul Smith
([email protected]) or Sara Narayan ([email protected]). For complete information about this and
other Leadership Development Courses, please visit www.acs.org/leaderdevelopment.
Conference Announcement
The Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA) is holding its 2014 Conference in Annapolis on
November 4-7. The conference features presentations from experienced managers, roundtable discussions,
poster papers and supplier exhibits all under this year's theme "Make Your Laboratory Organization the Best
it Can Be." For more information, go to http://www.labmanagers.org/ or contact John Sadowski, Executive
Director ALMA, at [email protected]
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2014 Maryland Section Event Schedule
Event
Date
Location
Student Awards Lunch
Sunday, April 13
Crown Plaza Hotel, Timonium
Speaker: Dr. Louis Malinow
Earth Day
April 22
Everywhere!
Earth Day Celebration
April 25
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Professional Development
May 17
UMBC
Workshop: Developing
Communication Strategies
Remsen Award Dinner Meeting
June 5
Remsen Hall, Johns Hopkins
Award recipient: Dr. Emily Carter
University
Student Career Day
September
TBA
th
100 Anniversary Dinner,
October 17
Maryland Science Center
Braude Award
National Chemistry Week
October 19-25
The Sweet Side of Chemistry-Candy
Women Chemists Committee
November
TBA
Dinner
Maryland Chemist of the Year
December
TBA
Dinner
If you have any ideas or suggestions about new events, let us know: [email protected]
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