The Chemistry Department’s Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 13th at 6:00 pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C (403 N. 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23219). Dr. James Frazier from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare will be speaking at graduation.
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Dr. James Owen Frazier
Global R&D Technology & Operations Leader
Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
James Frazier attended undergraduate school at the University of Kansas majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He attended graduate school at Virginia Tech where he obtained a masters degree in Organic Synthesis with Professor Tomas Hudlicky and a doctorate in Analytical Chemistry with Professor Harold McNair. After graduation James joined the American Cyanamid Company in New Jersey where he worked on animal based drugs and then moved to Schering Plough where his research was focused on human based drugs. In 1997 James and Ruth, a newly minted Ph.D., moved to Richmond with their two children and started working in the consumer business. Since that time James has been part of over 50 product launches, in over 90 countries. He currently leads the Global R&D Technology and Operations team at Pfizer Consumer Healthcare here in Richmond and he enjoys weekends on the farm where he and Ruth raise cattle as a hobby.