University of Maryland

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2013

“There are very few free opportunities to obtain this type of valuable information.”
Megan Fegley, Graduate Student
Binghamton University

College Park, Maryland

Nov 4 - Nov 5, 2013


University of Maryland

Juan Ramon Jiménez, Room 2208

2208 Stamp Student Union

College Park, MD 20742

ACS on Campus is headed to University of Maryland to offer a behind the scenes peek of the publishing process, SciFinder®, preparing a resume and more!

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Program Notes:

  • You do not have to register for all of the sessions in order to attend. You are invited to come for as many of the sessions as your schedule allows.
  • Complimentary food will be provided for all registered participants.
  • ACS on Campus is a great opportunity to network, build skills and learn tips and strategies to help you advance in your career.

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Jeffrey Benovic, Ph.D.

Thomas Eakins Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Thomas Jefferson University; Associate Editor, Biochemistry

Dr. Benovic earned a B.S. degree in biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Duke University in 1986 where he trained with Dr. Robert Lefkowitz. Following post-doctoral studies at Duke, he became an Assistant Professor in the Fels Cancer Institute at Temple University School of Medicine in 1989 and then moved to Thomas Jefferson University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology in 1991. Dr. Benovic is currently the Thomas Eakins Professor and Chair of Jefferson’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Benovic studies the mechanisms involved in regulating G protein-coupled receptor signaling and trafficking with a primary focus on the role of G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRKs) and arrestins. In addition to his role as Associate Editor for Biochemistry, he is on the Editorial Boards of Cell, Journal of Cell Biology and Molecular Pharmacology and he currently chairs the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Publications Committee.

John Fourkas, Ph.D.

Millard Alexander Professor of Chemistry, University of Maryland; Senior Editor, The Journal of Physical Chemistry.

Dr. Fourkas received his BS and MS in Chemistry from Caltech in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University in 1991 with Michael D. Fayer.  After spending time at the University of Texas at Austin and MIT as a postdoctoral researcher, he took a faculty position at Boston College.  He moved to the University of Maryland in 2005, where he is a professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology.  His research focuses on applications of nonlinear optical phenomena in areas including chemical physics, materials science, cellular biophysics, nanoscale fabrication and imaging, and plasmonics.

Anne Coghill

ACS Publications Division, Manager, Peer Review Operations

Anne Coghill is employed by the American Chemical Society Publications Division. As Manager, Peer Review Operations, Anne and her colleagues work with over 375 editorial offices worldwide responsible for managing the peer review process for ACS’s journals. In her tenure with ACS, Anne has worked in both the journal and book publishing programs. She has a bachelor of science in chemistry from Illinois State University and a master’s in management from Northwestern University. Anne is also the co-editor of The ACS Style Guide, third edition. She lives in central Illinois with her family, and when not working, Anne is an enthusiastic golfer.

Marsha Davenport

Senior Account Consultant, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)

Based in Washington, DC, Marsha Davenport provides solution based consultation and training for CAS Academic and Commercial accounts in Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia and North Carolina. Marsha graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Howard University and previously worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Johnson & Johnson before joining Chemical Abstracts Service in 1998.

Richard D. Jordan

Member, Dickinson Wright PLLC

A member in the Washington, DC office of Dickinson Wright PLLC, Rick Jordan provides intellectual property counseling to a variety of corporate clients, including chemical startups. He is also a certified business coach for the ACS/Kauffman Foundation TechVenture™ curriculum, an ACS on-line entrepreneur training program. Rick has a BA in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, a BS in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University, and a J.D. from George Mason School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Rick worked as in-house counsel at Exxon. While attending evening law school, he served as patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to attending law school, Rick was employed as a chemical engineer at Placid Refining Company in Port Allen, Louisiana.

James Bogdanor, Ph.D.

Global Director, Technical Customer Service, Engineered Materials - W.R. Grace & Co.

Dr. Bogdanor is currently Global Director of Technical Customer Service for the Engineered Materials product line of W.R. Grace. He joined Grace after completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas. His BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering were obtained from Washington University and New Mexico State University, respectively. In his 29 years at Grace Jim has worked in a variety of R&D, Technical Service, Marketing, Business Management and Business Development roles. He has experience in the development, commercialization and use of Grace materials as functional ingredients, process aids and catalysts across diverse markets. These include consumer, food, pharma, industrial coatings, ink jet media, and polyolefins. As a member of several business leadership teams Jim has contributed to the successful development and implementation of growth strategies in Grace Materials and Catalysts product lines through both organic and acquisition activities. He has authored or coauthored a number of patents, technical papers and industry presentations. Jim served on the UMBC President’s Advisory Committee, and is a member of the UMD Chemistry and Biochemistry Advisory Committee.

Elizabeth M. Calvey, Ph.D.

Director, Collaborative Partnerships; Senior Science Advisor, Staff
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration

Dr. Calvey is the Director, Collaborative Partnerships, and leads the Liaison and Partnership Team in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). She began her career at FDA, in 1978, as a cooperative education student, and started full-time in 1984, as a research chemist, and in 1996, transitioned to providing leadership for CFSAN's Centers of Excellence programs -- collaborative research, education and outreach partnerships with several academic institutions.

As a research chemist, Dr. Calvey's interests centered on the use of alternative extraction and chromatography technologies for analysis of natural products and the use of spectroscopic methodologies for analysis of chemical and microbial contaminants in food matrices. She is the author of more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, has given more than 65 presentations, serves as a reviewer for peer reviewed journals, and serves on several advisory panels. Dr. Calvey received her PhD in analytical chemistry from Virginia Tech.

David Harwell, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Industry Member Programs, American Chemical Society

In this capacity, David oversees programs and projects for ACS members working in industry.  He also leads the ACS Entrepreneurial Initiative, which provides resources to members pursuing entrepreneurial careers and endeavors.  He is also the staff liaison to the Council Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs (CEPA).

David has been certified through the ACS Leadership Development System to facilitate the Fostering Innovation, Engaging Colleagues in Dialog, Collaborating Across Boundaries, Coaching and Feedback, and Developing Communication Strategies courses as well as the ACS Career Pathways workshop series.

Penn State University

Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland)

Adam Steel, Ph.D.

R&D Director, System Integration, Becton Dickinson and Company, Diagnostic Systems

Adam earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry from Gettysburg College and holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park. Adam was a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD for two years. He then moved to industry as a Scientist with Gene Logic working in the field of DNA microarrays. Adam moved into technical management with MetriGenix, as a spin-out of Gene Logic, as the Director of Product Development and eventually the Vice President for Research and Development. In 2005, Adam joined Becton Dickinson and Company in the Diabetes Care business unit developing continuous glucose monitoring products. He transitioned to the Diagnostics Systems business unit in 2007 as the leader for System Engineering department which is his current role. Adam has been a member of the ACS since his undergraduate studies at Gettysburg College.


Monday November 4, 2013


Juan Ramon Jiménez, Room 2208

2208 Stamp Student Union

College Park, Maryland 20742

8:30-9:00   Breakfast, Sign in and Onsite Registration

9:00-9:30   Welcome and Opening Remarks

11:00-11:15   Networking Break with ACS Editors

Tuesday November 5, 2013


Busboys & Poets

5331 Baltimore Ave.

Hyattsville, MD 20781

Science Café Networking Event

6:00 – 7:00 pm Networking

7:00 – 8:00 pm Panel Discussion with UMD Alumni