Women’s History Month Profile: Dr. Judy Bolton

Dr. Judy Bolton

The UIC College of Pharmacy is celebrating Women's History Month and the endless contributions that women pharmacists have made to the profession and the industry.

Today, we are honoring icon Dr. Judy Bolton, who spent the majority of her career at the UIC College of Pharmacy until her passing last year on March 5th. She joined the faculty in 1994 as an assistant professor and was appointed head of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy in 2005, guiding the department through a period of immense growth and success.

Dr. Bolton was a highly esteemed scientist who helped illuminate the cytotoxic effects of metabolites of estrogen replacement drugs and selective estrogen receptor modulators, and she was named a UIC Distinguished Professor in 2017, and UIC Woman of the Year in 2013. In 2018, she received the Founder’s Award from the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Bolton was deeply passionate about her work and devoted to the UIC College of Pharmacy.

“Judy was a beloved friend and colleague whose impact as a researcher, educator and mentor will never be forgotten,” said Dean Glen Schumock, “She will live forever in our hearts.”

Read more about Dr. Bolton's life and impact here: http://ow.ly/3VTg50yLuG9