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"Cannabis as Medicine"

Dr. Sara Jane Ward

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Date: January 16th, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: DuPont Country Club, Wedgewood Room

Cost: $10, Students Free

Reception 6:00 pm

Presentation 6:30 pm

Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available



RSVP to Rob Mishur at rjmishur@widener.edu or call/text 708-927-9780


Recorded medical use of Cannabis sativa dates back millennia. In the recent past of the mid-nineteen hundreds, research into the biochemistry and molecular pharmacology of the plant and its actions was just developing, while at the same time the Marijuana Tax Act was implemented and paved the way to legal and moral restrictions of its use medicinally and recreationally. Fast forward to today, where medical use of Cannabis is legalized in over 30 states and predicted to exceed 2.5 million users in the coming years. Moreover, the upcoming passage of the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill and Hemp Farming Act will lead to hemp-derived Cannabis extracts nearly devoid of THC gaining an estimated market approaching 22 billion dollars in sales by 2022. While perceptions are mounting that medical Cannabis represents a viable treatment options for a wide range of therapeutic endpoints, both preclinical and clinical research must keep up with this wave to determine safety and efficacy of medical Cannabis products while also exploring potential benefits of synthetic cannabinoid-based pharmacotherapies. This presentation will cover a brief history of Cannabis as a medicine and the current knowledge surrounding safety and efficacy of natural and synthetic Cannabis-based compounds.


Co-Hosted with UD Women in Chemistry 

"It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: New Product Development in Industry"

Christine McInnis

Dow Microbial Control

Date: February 7th, 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Cost: Free for members and non-members

Dinner 6:00 pm, Lammot DuPont Laboratory, Room 201

Seminar 7:00 pm, Brown Lab, 219



RSVP to Celia Foster (fosterce@udel.edu, 518.588.7668)


There are a myriad of careers in the chemical enterprise. This talk aims to examine the roles and responsibilities required for new product development and commercialization to simultaneously explain how new products are developed in industry and explore the career paths available to chemists.


"Dogfish Head Quality Assurance: We don’t make the beer you drink, we make the beer you drink better"

Ian Farrell

Analytical Chemist

Dogfish Head Brewery

Date: March 16th, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM


Grey Fox Grille and Public House

140 S State St, Dover, DE 19901

Cost: Free


Originally from Reading, Pa, I had an early interest in the sciences, and like most science minded folks going into college, I wanted to be a medical doctor.  After 3 years of working on unnatural amino acid incorporation into proteins at Franklin & Marshall College, I quickly realized that medicine wasn’t for me, and decided to attend graduate school for chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.  While working under Dr. Barry Cooperman, I helped determine the kinetics of tRNA release from bacterial ribosomes during protein synthesis.  After a short stint in the biotech sector making fluorescently labeled tRNAs, and an even shorter stint at SPI Pharma in Lewes, De, I managed to find my dream job as the “Off-centered Analytical Chemist” at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery where I’ve been for about 3 years.

The Delaware ACS would like to provide a complimentary shuttle from Wilmington to Dover for this event. If you are interested in this service, please respond to Rob Mishur at rjmishur@widener.edu NO LATER THAN February 1, 2019.


The ACS Delaware Section is looking for volunteers to run an Earth Day activity in Wilmington on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Please contact section chair Rob Mishur at rjmishur@widener.edu to volunteer.