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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dr. Rolande Hodel, AIDSfreeAFRICA founder (and Chemists Without Borders board member) wins 2009 Astellas award!

Congratulations, Rolande!

Dr. Rolande Hodel has been selected to receive one of three American Chemical Society/Astellas USA Foundation awards for 2009. The Astellas USA Foundation Awards were established to identify individuals or teams who exemplify the criterion of having significantly contributed to scientific research that improved public health through their contributions in the chemical and related sciences. This award carries a $30,000 prize in addition to an invitation to participate in the awards presentation and symposium at the August 2009 ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC. You are invited to attend.

Rolande has also advanced to the semi-finalist of the Buckminster Fuller Architect Design contest for designing AIDSfreeAFRICA. The finalist will be announced in April and celebrated in May in Chicago. About the Buckminster Fuller Challenge: After decades of tracking world resources, innovations in science and technology, and human needs, Buckminster Fuller asserted that options exist to successfully surmount the crises of unprecedented scope and complexity facing all humanity – he issued an urgent call for a design science revolution to make the world work for all.

AIDSfreeAFRICA is grateful to be a part of this revolution. Your support is greatly appreciated.
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