I would like to submit the following letter sent to me by SETAC NA President Mary Reiley. I continue to be very proud of our advisory group's commitment to the society and the progress that we have made in such a short time.
Dan, and all of the members of
the SETAC-NA Chemistry Advisory Group,
I want to thank you personally and
on behalf of the SNA Board of Directors for all the SETAC NA Chemistry Advisory
Group (CAG) accomplished in 2014 and the leadership you have provided to make
The SETAC NA Board of Directors
greatly appreciates the important work of the SNA CAG and we would like to
commend you for several notable successes, including:
Bringing in Dr. Ching-Hua Huang of Georgia Tech
as this year's SETAC New Chemist. My
understanding is that both she and her students were very impressed with the
Vancouver meeting, and particularly the CAG's programming there. It's important for SNA to continue to recruit
and retain new members, and these efforts aid immensely in that goal.
Running a successful SETAC-ACS Student Exchange
Award. The 2013 winner, Dr. Rachel Marek
of the University of Iowa, is an excellent representative to our sister
society, to which we continue to build linkages for mutual benefit.
Holding two excellent and well-attended
CAG-sponsored sessions at the Vancouver meeting. We particularly endorse the focus on novel
and trans-disciplinary approaches.
Continuing work with the Global Horizon Scanning
Project, which will provide new directions for our Society and disciplines.
Serving the entire Society with the effort to take
the CAG from a North America-only unit, to the Global level.
The members of the SNA Board of
Directors recognize and applaud each of you in your extraordinary volunteer
efforts and successes as part of the CAG in 2014.