Ivy Carroll Receives Distinguished Alumnus Award from Auburn University

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Ivy Carroll, Ph.D., an RTI International distinguished fellow, received the 2012 Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Since 2004, this annual award has been given to an alumnus who has achieved significant stature in their chosen field, whether business, academic, military or government, and who demonstrates a history of commitment to Auburn University and the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The award was presented Oct. 5.

Carroll is an internationally recognized organic and medicinal chemist with more than 50 years of scientific leadership and accomplishment at RTI. He has made major scientific contributions in drug discovery and development, as well as in other research areas. Among his most recognized scientific contributions is the development of compounds as potential treatments for cocaine addiction, nicotine addiction and other central nervous system disorders.

Carroll is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors including the 2012 American Chemical Society Alfred Burger Award in Medicinal Chemistry, the 2012 International Narcotics Research Conference Founder's Lecture Award, the 2010 North Carolina Award in Science, the 2002 Medicinal Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society, the 2001 Herty Award, the 2000 Southern Chemist Award, the 1993 Distinguished Lecturer Award from the North Carolina section of the American Chemical Society, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence 2006 Nathan B. Eddy Award. In addition, he was honored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse with the 1993 Pacesetter Award and the 2010 National Institute on Drug Abuse Public Service Award for Significant Achievement. In 2007, he was inducted into the American Chemical Society Medicinal Chemistry Hall of Fame.

He has published 459 peer-reviewed publications, 33 book chapters and 45 patents as well as several current patent applications in the fields of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, biochemistry and drug abuse research.

Carroll holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Auburn University and a doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
 

Highlights

  • Ivy Carroll, Ph.D., received the 2012 Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Distinguished Alumnus Award on Oct. 5
  • Carroll, a distinguished fellow at RTI International, has more than 50 years of scientific leadership at the institute
  • He is internationally recognized for major scientific contributions in drug discovery and development