The American Chemical Society announced that they will present the Francis P. Garvan–John M. Olin Medal for distinguished service to chemistry to Anne McCoy, Natt-Lingafelter Professor of Chemistry at the University of Washington, at their national meeting in San Diego in March 2022.
This award, sponsored by the Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal Endowment, was established in 1936 through a donation from Francis P. Garvan and has been sponsored by the Olin Corporation since 1984.
Munira Khalil, Leon C. Johnson Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry, calls this a “well-deserved honor for all the work Anne has done over the years for our profession,” and that “the breadth and depth of her service is truly remarkable.”
McCoy is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (2007), the American Chemical Society (2009) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012), and an Elected Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences (2020). From 2005-2011 she was a Senior Editor for the Journal of Physical Chemistry, and served as the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry-A from 2011-2020. In addition, McCoy was a member of the ACS Committee on Professional Training from 2008 to 2018, and served as chair the committee from 2012-2014, and has been active in the PHYS division of the ACS, serving as Secretary/Treasurer from 2006-2011 and as an officer from 2016-2021. Her research has been recognized through an NSF CAREER Award, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, and Crano Lectureship from the Akron Section of the ACS.
Congratulations, Prof. McCoy!