Alexander Kabanov, Ph.D., Dr.Sci., assumed office as president of the Russian-American Scientists Association (RASA-America) on Nov. 5. Kabanov is the Mescal S. Ferguson Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and co-director of the Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.
The RASA-America transfer of authority ceremony took place at the organization’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. The next RASA-America conference will take place in November 2019 in Chapel Hill, Kabanov said. It will be dedicated to Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, one of the pioneers of the Periodic Table.
The Russian-American Scientists Association was founded in 2008 to maintain, strengthen and develop common intellectual and cultural space of the Russian-speaking scientific community.
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