Judith H. Cohen was elected as an ACS Fellow on the basis of her dedication to science and volunteer work for the American Chemical Society. Judy received a BS in chemistry from the University of Delaware (1990).
Judy’s career began at Johnson & Johnson in 1990. She was Scientist, Drug Evaluation Chemical & Pharmaceutical Development (2002-2004). In 2004 she moved to Cordis Corporation (a Johnson & Johnson Company) as Staff Scientist, Research and Development. In 2006 she was promoted to Principal Scientist and held that position until being promoted in 2012 to Research Fellow for Product and Process Scientific Solutions at Johnson & Johnson and held this position until she moved to Particle Sciences, Inc. in 2013 as Associate Director for Quality Assurance and was subsequently promoted to her current position, Director of Quality.
In the Philadelphia Local Section Judy is currently serving as Director (2014-2018), Alternate Councilor (2014-2017) and served as Councilor (2008-2013). In ACS national offices Judy is currently on the Women Chemists’ Committee serving as Chair (2011-2013) and on the Committee Executive Board (2005-present).
The awards Judy has received are: Johnson & Johnson Volunteer Grant Awardee (2012), J&J Product/Process Sustainability Awards: Honorable Mention Green Technology Award (2008), Cordis Team Excellence Award CYPHER Select (2006), Cordis Team Excellence Award WLI Event (2005), Cordis Team Excellence Award Drug Content Loss Investigation (2005), Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award–RWJ-2700201 Synthesis Team (1999); Technical Achievement in Organic Chemistry from the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society (1998), Johnson & Johnson Achievement Award–Azaline B Team (1997), and Johnson & Johnson Vice President’s Research Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement (1994).
The above is just a sampling of various awards and dedicated service to ACS and indicates why Judy was chosen as one of the 2010 ACS Fellows.