The Medicinal Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS), along with the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, has given the 2019 Philip S. Portoghese Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award to Kim Janda, PhD. The lectureship honors Janda, the Ely R. Callaway, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Scripps Research, for his many contributions to medicinal chemistry research. In recent months, Janda and his laboratory team have developed a first-ever monoclonal antibody that mitigates the effects of fentanyl and carfentanil, two powerful synthetic opioids; designed an experimental dual vaccine for treating substance use disorders against both heroin and fentanyl; and created a urine diagnostic dipstick to detect the parasitic worms that cause onchocerciasis, better known as river blindness. Janda received his award at the ACS Fall National Meeting and Expo.