Technical Division Membership:
Technical Division Membership Emeritus:
Member since 1991; Director at large NY Section 2010 and 2004 served; Westchester Chemical Society, Chair 2010, Tresaurer 1998 to 2010, Director 1995-1998. ACS Committee on International Activities, appointed Associate 2009. National Tour Speaker for ACS speaker"s bureau speaking on "Drug Production in Africa".
Research and Special Interests:
Dr. Rolande R. Hodel receives the 2009 Astellas USA Foundation humanitarian award for her work as founder and president of AIDSfreeAFRICA, a non-profit organization based in New York and concerned with establishing pharmaceutical production in Africa/Cameroon. www.AIDSfreeAFRICA.org
Born in German, 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 Technologies/NY. Currently adjunct professor at Westchester COmmunity College and President Founder of the non-profit AIDSfreeAFRICA. Education: MS 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. 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 coach"s people like herself at Landmark Education in NYC. She loves ballroom dancing, hikes, swims, skies and does Yoga.
Area of Expertise:
Drug Production in Africa, Founder/President of non-profit organization
Years of Expertise: