PHILADELPHIA - Trevor Penning, PhD, director of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, was named to the 2010 class of American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows, an honor bestowed upon 192 scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society. The 2010 Fellows were recognized in late August during the Society’s national meeting in Boston.

"As professionals we all hope that our scientific accomplishments and professional contributions will be acknowledged by our peers,” says Penning. “I am delighted that the ACS has chosen our work on the enzymology of hormonal and chemical carcinogenesis to be singled out for this honor. Many years of service to the Division of Chemical Toxicology are also being cited. Credit must also go to many of my colleagues who made these contributions possible. I am distinctly honored to be elected as a fellow of the ACS."

“Whether it’s making new materials, finding cures for disease or developing energy alternatives, these Fellows are scientific leaders, improving our lives through the transforming power of chemistry,” said ACS President Joseph S. Francisco, PhD “They are also consummate volunteers who contribute tirelessly to the community and the profession.”

The Fellows program began in 2009 to recognize and honor ACS members for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the Society. This year’s group, like the first 163 Fellows named in 2009, represents academe, industry and government. Additional information about the program is available at


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The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 18 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $373 million awarded in the 2015 fiscal year.

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Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2015, Penn Medicine provided $253.3 million to benefit our community.

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