Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

ImageDear Colleagues—

Welcome to the first edition of the CINF bulletin that is exclusively electronic. It is part of our continuing efforts to embrace electronic rather than print activities and comes on the heels of another big step for our Division last year – electronic balloting. The CINF publications team spent 2009 preparing for this transition. Thanks to their efforts we will be able to continue to share the valuable information captured in our Chemical information Bulletin while at the same time reducing our impact on the environment. The timing could not be better, given that the theme for the Spring National meeting is “Chemistry for a Sustainable World.”

As I begin my tenure as Chair of CINF, I want to extend a warm thank you to Svetlana Korolev, our immediate past chair, for all her efforts last year, and to Dave Martinsen, who has come to the end of his CINF Chair rotation. I look forward to working with the CINF membership to advance the interests of our discipline, with particular focus on our interdisciplinary activities and member outreach and mentoring.

Our division exists to support our members, providing technical programming that spans the breadth of our discipline and a network of colleagues who are an invaluable resource. The planned CINF programming at the Spring National Meeting in San Francisco exemplifies our commitment to interdisciplinary approach, with CINF either sponsoring or co-sponsoring sessions with the INOR, MEDI, COMP, ANYL, CHED and CHAL Divisions of the ACS, the CSA Trust and the ACS Green Chemistry institute.

If you have never come to CINF committee meetings, make 2010 the year you get more involved in CINF activities. I invite you to join us at the CINF Long Range Planning meeting and breakfast on Saturday March 20th. This is immediately followed by committee meetings until noon, a luncheon at noon, and the executive committee meeting in the afternoon. We also will have a CINF luncheon on Tuesday, and three receptions, including our Welcoming reception and Scholarship for Scientific Excellence Poster session on Sunday, the traditional Harry’s party on Monday, and the CINF Reception on Tuesday.

See you in SF!

Carmen Nitsche, Chair
ACS Chemical Information Division