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NIH awards Eckerd College $747,000 grant to study cancer-fighting drugs

posted on 04/14/2014

The National Institutes of Health has awarded $747,000 to Eckerd College to fund computational modeling of how certain cancer-fighting drugs interact in the human body.

It is the first NIH grant ever awarded to Eckerd College. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Joseph Larkin, Ph.D., will use the grant to develop methods to study boron-based pharmaceuticals that fight resistant cancers, such as pancreatic and ovarian cancers. The NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute K22 Career Development Award will fund three years of study, beginning this summer. Read more.

News Archive

11/27/2012 – Reggie Hudson Retires from Eckerd College

11/9/2012 – Reunion of Eckerd Chemistry Graduates

3/13/2011 – CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics Award

9/5/2009 – Dr. Grove Wins John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award

8/5/2009 – Eckerd Chemistry Graduate Awarded Ph.D.

3/30/2009 – Eckerd Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

10/19/2008 – NASA Astrobiology Students from Eckerd College

10/2/2007 – Ph.D. Chemistry Alumnus Earns M.D. Degree

5/24/2007 – Eckerd College Chemistry Alumnus Receives Honorary Degree

11/4/2006 – Eckerd College Chemistry Graduate Passes Bar Exam

4/10/2006 – Eckerd College Welcomes New Chemistry Professor

4/10/2006 – Eckerd College Students and Faculty Attend ACS National Meeting

2/18/2006 – Chemistry Professors Recognized by Eckerd College

9/6/2005 – More Recent Chemistry Graduates Publish Papers in Experimental Chemistry and Biology

4/2/2005 – Chemistry Graduates Publish Papers in Experimental Chemistry and Biology

10/15/2004 – Eckerd Student Co-Authors Research Article in International Journal

9/1/2004 – Eckerd Professor Part of Anti-Cancer Team

6/30/2004 – French Astronomers Confirm Eckerd Professor's Prediction

11/15/2003 – Eckerd Graduate Named Science Advisor for U.S. Government

2/25/2002 – Richard Neithamer (1930 - 2002)

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The Chemistry Department at Eckerd College offers Bachelor's degrees in chemistry, including a chemistry degree certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). We are one of only two Florida colleges where a student can earn an ACS-certified biochemistry degree. Our students have gone on to careers in fields such as forensics, atmospheric chemistry, and pharmaceutical chemistry as well as DNA structural research, cosmetic chemistry, and medicine. We've even graduated a professional baseball player and a college president!

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