December degrees

Philip Needleman, Ph.D., University trustee and science partner for Prospect Ventures, delivers an address during the December Degree Candidate Recognition Ceremony Dec. 5 in Graham Chapel. A reception for the more than 130 degree candidates who attended the ceremony, along with their families and friends, and faculty and administrators, followed in Mallinckrodt Student Center. Needleman chaired the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology from 1976-1989 and was senior executive vice president, chief scientific officer and chairman of research and development at Pharmacia Corp. (formerly Monsanto/Searle) from 1989-2003. In addition to Needleman’s address, Mark S. Wrighton gave the Chancellor’s Message to the degree candidates.