August 2014, Volume XIV, Number 2
› Professor Keith Stine Named ACS Fellow
Congratulations to Dr. Keith Stine (pictured above), Professor of Chemistry, on being named an American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellow. The 2014 class of fellows is composed of 99 ACS members recognized for their outstanding contributions to science, the profession and the ACS community
The 2014 ACS Fellows will be inducted at the 248th ACS National Meeting, being held Aug. 10 - 14, 204, in San Francisco, CA.
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Fellows Program was created by the ACS Board of Directors in December 2008 to recognize members of ACS for outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession and the ACS. The body of Fellows reflects not only excellence, but also the diverse contributions made by ACS members.
Nominations for the 2015 class of ACS Fellows will open in the first quarter of next year. Additional information about the program, including a list of fellows named in earlier years, is available at www.acs.org/fellows.
› People + Ideas + Time: NIH Formula for Innovation
(NIH Extramural News, 07/07/2014) In these times of tight budgets and rapidly evolving science, we must consider new ways to invest biomedical research dollars to achieve maximum impact—to turn scientific discoveries into better health as swiftly as possible. We do this by thinking strategically about the areas of research that we support, as well as the process by which we fund that research.
› Remember to Leverage PIVOT to Identify Funding Opps and Research Collaborators
The PIVOT Database is designed for faculty, staff researchers, and graduate students to quickly discover the right funding opportunities and effectively collaborate with their colleagues.
Pivot combines the most comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $33 billion with our unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to your organization (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities in the expansive COS database. This allows users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside their institution. Conversely, a search for a scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.
Pivot is a tool that:
- Provides access to the most comprehensive source of funding opportunities globally
- Identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of UMSL
- Enhances communication, monitoring, and tracking amongst individual faculty, teams, or researchers and the Research Development office
- Allows the focus to be on winning the necessary awards and grants
- Sends weekly updates on saved searches you organize in your own folders
- Create groups for sharing funding opportunities on an ongoing basis
- Sign Up, Log In, Search for Funding
- PIVOT Training Guides and Webinars
- Quick Search Tutorial (click "View Tutorial")
- PIVOT Training Session on YouTube
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