Bent Hall Rm. 101ABC, Queens Campus
This presentation will discuss challenges to the successful
synthesis/production of pharmaceuticals in Africa including: the
drugs urgently needed in Africa, the process for producing drugs in
Africa generally, and the specific challenges involved in the
production of antiretrovirals. The discussion will be
accompanied by pictures from Cameroon that may run counter to your
current understanding and expectations about Africa.
As scientists we need to remember that we have choices beyond
traditional academic and industry careers. Indeed, in the
past several years many scientists have begun to consider the
non-profit world as a way to create a more meaningful career.
This has been occurring as more people realize that access to
potentially life-saving drugs ought to be a human right, like
access to food, shelter and education.
Speaker: Dr. Rolande Hodel
Dr. Rolande R. Hodel received the 2008 Astellas USA Foundation
humanitarian award for her work as founder and president of
AIDSfreeAFRICA, a non-profit organization based in New York. www.AIDSfreeAFRICA.org.
Born in Germany, she is a US citizen and a legal resident of
Cameroon. She has worked for companies such as BASF/Germany,
Nanocrystals Technolopgy/NY, Pharmaceutical Discovery
Corporation/NY (today Mannkind/CT) and Emisphere
She received her Masters of Science in Inorganic Chemistry from
the University of Kansas in 1995 and her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry
from the City University of New York, Queens College in 2005.
American Chemical Society (ACS) Activities: Member since 1991;
Director at large NY Section 2010 asked to run and 2004 served;
Currently Chiar of the Westchester Chemical Society, has been
director 1995-1997 and treasurer 1998-2010. ACS Committee on
International Activities, appointed Associate 2009. National Tour
Speaker for ACS speaker’s bureau speaking on “Drug Production in
Other activities: Serves on the board of directors of Chemists
Without Borders. Represents Servas, an international peace
organization at the United Nations. She is active in Rotary and
coaches people like herself at Landmark Education in NYC.
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Date: Monday, March 19th,
Time: 1:50 - 3:15 PM
Location: Bent Hall 101ABC, Queens