TSRI Investigator Wins Mayo Soley Award
TSRI Professor Eng Tan of the Department of Molecular and Experimental
Medicine has been chosen as the recipient of the Western Society for Clinical
Investigation's 2002 Mayo Soley Award. This prestigious award is presented
annually to an investigator in the Western United States who has made
original and important contributions to research.
SOF Distinguished Lecturer Series to Feature Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis
As part of the TSRI Society of Fellows Distinguished Lecturer Series,
Kary B. Mullis, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his invention
of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, will speak on "Science:
The Realm of the Senses" Friday, March 1 at 4 PM. The lecture will be
held in the Timken Auditorium, Green Hospital Building.
Symposium to Honor Professor Peter Vogt
A symposium entitled "Viruses, Oncogenes, and Cancer" will be held March
22 to 24 in honor of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Peter
Vogt's 70th birthday. The symposium, which will be held at The Neurosciences
Institute Auditorium in La Jolla, will cover a range of topics on viruses,
oncogenes, and cancerfields in which Vogt has made significant contributions.
In addition, the symposium will highlight the advances and breakthroughs
that have been made with the new genomic and genetic technologies in cancer
and aging. To find out more or to register (deadline March 1), go to the
symposium's web site.
Reminder: Conserve Energy
Facilities Services reminds TSRI employees to conserve energy, as SDG&E
has recently implemented several rate increases.
"While the threat of rolling blackouts seems to be a thing of the past,
increased rates are not," says Ben Morris, vice president of Facilities
Services. "It is still important for everyone at the institute to do their
best to conserve energy."
Here are some ways you can help:
- Turn off the lights, which reduces the energy needed both for lighting
and for cooling. Turn off lights when leaving a room. Keep off non-essential
lights and use only emergency lighting in bathrooms.
- Consolidate equipment use whenever possible.
- Warm up. Individuals in buildings with central air handlingMolecular
and Experimental Medicine, CVN, Institute for Childhood and Neglected
Diseases, Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, Sorrento Valley, and
the Stein Clinical Research Centershould set their thermostats
high, between 72 and 74 degrees if there is no scientific reason not
to do so. Individuals in other buildings (including The Skaggs Institute,
Immunology, and 3050 Science Park) should adjust their thermostats according
to the weatherlower when it is cool outside and higher when the
outside temperature rises.
- Close fume hoods or reduce their sashes. This minimizes the volume
of air being drawn out and pumped into the building.
- Turn off computer monitors (the display) in off hours.
- Minimize the use of hot water.
How to Cope with "Technostress"
As part of the ongoing Personal Skills for Life and Work series, TSRI
Counseling Department's Jan Hill and Jeff Jones will conduct a seminar
entitled, "Technostress: Coping with Technology @Work, @Home, @Play" on
Thursday, February 28 from noon to 1 PM in the East Conference Room of
the Immunology Building. Topics include the ways we use technology, the
pros and cons of technology tools, recognizing common technostressors,
and setting boundaries in a virtual world. For additional information,
contact Hill, x4-2950.
Don't Wait Too Long to Change Medical Coverage
If you are enrolled in, or are eligible for TSRI's medical plan and
have a status change, please remember to submit a Benefits Coverage Change
Form to Human Resources within 31 days of the change. Status changes that
allow you to add coverage include: marriage, attainment of domestic partnership
status, birth or adoption of a child, legal entry of a dependent into
the United States, and loss of other health coverage for yourself or your
dependent. Status changes that allow you to drop coverage include: divorce,
termination of domestic partnership status, dependent reaching ineligible
age/status, death of a dependent, and dependent obtaining other coverage.
If coverage is not added or dropped within 31 days of a status change,
you will be required to wait until TSRI's next Open Enrollment period
to make the change. Please contact Benefits Administration, x4-8487 or
to request a Benefit Coverage Change Form. The form can also be downloaded
from the Benefits Administration
Forms web page.
Staff Receiving Promotions Are...
Recent staff promotions include:
CELL BIOLOGY: Research Technician Julia Faria Braga, Lab Helper Grace
L. Gamalong, Research Technician Ryan E. Henry, Staff Scientist William
Kiosses, Senior Research Associate, William Hayes McDonald.
CENTER FOR PROTEIN SCIENCES: Research Assistant Allan Mark Asuncion.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY: Safety Consultant Specialist Scott C.
HUMAN RESOURCES: Senior Benefits Assistant Katie Lynn Collins, Senior
HRIS Assistant Carrie Lynn Gabaldon, Events Coordinator Vivian A. Lodes.
IMMUNOLOGY: Research Assistant Lois F. Kline, Research Associate Brian
Lawson, Lab Helper Patrick Secrest, Research Assistant Lynn Anne Simpson,
Research Assistant Christina R. Whitten.
KRESGE LIBRARY: Library Cataloger and Web Developer Catherine Wasley
MOLECULAR AND EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE: Senior Research Associate Shunichi
Fukuda, Staff Scientist Heidi Erlandsen, Research Assistant Kristen Anne
Slanina, Lab Helper Kristl Takato.
NEUROPHARMACOLOGY: Research Assistant Roberto R. Pagarigan, Jr., Research
Assistant Ilham Y. Polis, Research Technician Chao Peng Teng, Research
Technician Derek N. Wills.
PROCUREMENT: Shipping/Receiving Assistant Fidel Hurtado.
RESEARCH COMPUTING: Manager of Linux Computer Services David L. Braun.
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