Kent Hall of Fame Class of 2014: Paul Wiedeman

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Paul Wiedeman spent most of his professional career as a medicinal chemist working in a pharmaceutical chemistry laboratory, where he created new drug molecules to address unmet medical needs in the fields of immunology, infectious disease and metabolic disease. He has been involved in studies to limit the side effects of kidney dialysis, prevent organ transplant rejection and treat type 2 diabetes and autoimmune diseases, as well as in exploratory research to investigate new antibacterial and antiviral agents. As a patent agent, Wiedeman has also acted as the interface between science and technology and patent law. He spent his entire career working in the pharmaceutical industry for Abbott Laboratories and AbbVie Inc. A 1976 Roosevelt graduate, Wiedeman received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Butler University and a doctorate in organic chemistry from The Ohio State University. He has published his research in numerous academic journals and has drafted more than 120 patent applications.

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