Second TSRI High School Scholar Wins Scholarship from
A second student who participated in TSRIs High School
Student Summer Research Apprenticeship Program has been awarded
a scholarship from BIOCOM/San Diego, a regional association
for biotechnology, medical device, and bio-agriculture companies.
Alan Martinez, who worked in the laboratory of TSRI Associate
Professor Ann Feeney, is now finishing his junior year at
San Diego State University and intends to pursue a career
in clinical research in the field of neuro-immunology. Of
109 applicants, Martinez and Ruggero Carloz, who interned
in the lab of TSRI Professor Charles Shevlin, were among five
BIOCOM scholarship winners this year.
TSRI Volunteer and Donor Wins Essay Competition
Arthur Hill, a donor and volunteer development writer for
TSRI, has won the Financial Times International Essay Competition.
Hill, who is a survivor of hairy cell leukemia thanks to Leustatin,
a drug developed at TSRI, will fly to London courtesy of the
Financial Times to receive the award. Hills essay, Genome
Technology: Offering Hope to the Worlds Poorest,
will be published in the Financial Times Biotechnology Supplement
at the end of April.
Williamson to Speak on RNA as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Jamie Williamson of the Department of Molecular
Biology will speak on "RNA Structure and RNA-Protein Interactions"
on Wednesday, March 14 at 5 PM as part of The Scripps Research
Institute (TSRI) Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture will
be held in the Scripps Clinic amphitheater and will be followed
by a reception in the Immunology Building.
Mentoring Next Topic of Developing Research Ethics Series
Professor Donald E. Mosier and Assistant Professor Janis
H. Jackson will present "The Importance of Mentoring: Teaching
Professional Responsibility by Example," the fifth lecture
in the Developing Research Ethics for Responsible Conduct
in Research series. The event will take place on Thursday,
March 15, from 4:30 to 6 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheatre,
Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic.
Watson to Present "DNA Thoughts"
Nobel laureate James D. Watson, president of Cold Spring
Harbor Laboratory, will present "DNA Thoughts" on Friday,
March 23, as part of the Society of Fellows Distinguished
Lecturer Series. This event, which is open to the public,
will be held in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater of the Green
Hospital Building at 4 PM. Earlier that day, Watson will participate
in a graduate student discussion in the Roon Foundation Conference
Room, Beckman Center 5S, at 2 PM, and a research associate
discussion in the Roon Foundation Conference Room, 2:55 PM.
Learn How to Make Charts in Excel
Have you had trouble creating charts in Excel? Do your pie
charts come out as a blob of color with no sections? Did you
know you can make Gantt charts using Excel? If you would like
to know more about creating charts with Excel, sign up for
the Excel Chart class scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, from
8:30 to 11 AM. In addition to working with modifying and formatting
chart elements, the class will cover incorporating the drawing
tools in a chart, building a "thermometer" chart and a Gantt
chart (used to provide visual timelines for projects). To
enroll, go to http://www.scripps.edu/rc/training/signup,
or e-mail Training@scripps.edu.
Brush Up on Netscape
Have you ever used the proxy icon to add a location to your
personal toolbar or bookmark folder? Learn how to do this
in the next Netscape class scheduled for Tuesday, March 27,
from 8:30 to 11 AM. Other topics will include setting your
home page, organizing your toolbars, and finding previously
visited sites using the history feature. To enroll, go to
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch and Learn: "Safeguarding Your Legal Interests"
Anthony Vallaadolid, the directing attorney for the University
of California, San Diego will present "Safeguarding Your Legal
Interests" as part of the Lunch and Learn seminar series.
The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14, from noon
to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Center
for Chemical Sciences. The seminar will cover a general overview
of the legal system, self-representation in administrative
and judicial hearings, and protection of legal interests with
or without a lawyer. No registration is necessary. For more
information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday March 19, Wednesday March 21, and Friday March
23, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be
on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations,
and serum draws. The clinics will be conducted at the Administrative
Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1 level from
11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday;
individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on
Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be
available on Friday, but Hepatitis B immunization and serum
draws will be.
To learn more about these programs, see the Human Resources
Occupational Medicine web page http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/occmed,
which includes a map and patient information sheets.