TSRI President Named "Scientist of the Year"
The Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation honored
The Scripps Research Institute's (TSRI) President Richard Lerner on April
24 as the 2002 Scientist of the Year.
According to the ARCS Foundation, "Dr. Richard Lerner's 35-year scientific
career is significant not only for the broad scope of his achievements,
but for his leadership as president of The Scripps Research Institute,
the country's largest private, nonprofit biomedical research organization.
The accomplishment for which he is perhaps most well known is the groundbreaking
work of converting antibodies into enzymes, permitting the catalysis of
chemical reactions considered impossible to achieve by classical chemical
"A member of the National Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of
the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Dr. Lerner graduated from Northwestern
University and Stanford Medical School. He interned at Palo Alto Stanford
Hospital and received postdoctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research
Foundation. Since 1970 he has held staff appointments at The Wistar Institute
in Philadelphia and at TSRI. He assumed the presidency of TSRI in 1986."
TSRI Professor Floyd Bloom and Department of Neurobiology Chair Gerald
Edelman are previous winners of the honor from the ARCS Foundation, which
provides scholarships to academically outstanding United States citizens
studying to complete their degrees in science, medicine, and engineering.
Lerner to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
TSRI President Richard Lerner will give a talk entitled "The Magic Bullet
May Be Loaded with Ozone" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday,
May 8. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps
Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.
TSRI to Host First Annual Open House/Job Fair
TSRI will host the First Annual Open House/Job Fair on Friday, May
10, from 10 AM to 2 PM, in the Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. The
event will include lab tours and a resume and interviewing seminar. Human
Resources staff will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will
be provided. Directions, a campus
map, and parking information can be downloaded from the Human Resources
Job Fair website.
American Chemical Society Hosts "BioEntrepreneur Symposium"
The American Chemical Society, San Diego section, invites you to participate
in the "BioEntrepreneur Symposium 2002: Exploring Opportunities for New
Ventures in Biotechnology," on May 11, 8 AM to 5 PM in the Price Center
Ballroom, University of California, San Diego. Join a group of veteran
entrepreneurs for a day of education and networking. Learn about the entrepreneurial
process through presentations and panel discussions by those who helped
make San Diego a leading biotechnology center. Hear from intellectual
property managers, investors, business leaders and others who have turned
their bench discoveries into successful business ventures. This symposium
will provide the knowledge needed to navigate the complex path to start-up
Registration is $10 for students and post-doctoral researchers and $25
for all others before May 1. After this date, fees are $15 and $30, respectively.
Registration includes all presentations, breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail
reception. To register or to obtain more information, visit the symposium
web site at www.bioentrepreneur.ucsd.edu.
Lunch and Learn: "Building a Strong Marriage"
What really predicts unhappy marriage and divorce? What do happily
marrieds do that unhappily marrieds don't? What are the steps to rebuild
a strong marriage? Clinical Psychologist Colleen K. Hoblit will speak
on "Building a Strong Marriage" on Monday, April 29, from 12:30 to 1:30
PM, as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn seminar series. The event will
be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in The Beckman Center for Chemical
Sciences. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact
Jan Hill, x4-2950.
Scientific Report, Faculty Database Information Due May 3
The due date for submitting information for the Scientific Report and
Faculty Database is Friday, May 3. Principal investigators who hold appointments
in the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology are asked to submit an additional
report for the Skaggs Institute, due Friday, September 13.
PDF files of the guidelines for the preparation of this year's Scientific
Report, Skaggs Institute Report, and the Faculty Database are now available
Mother's Day to Follow May 2 Spring Craft Fair
This year, the Spring Craft Fair will be held shortly before Mother's
Dayon Thursday, May 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Immunology Galleria.
The crafts for sale will include jewelry, homemade soaps, gift baskets,
airplants, chocolates, table runners, handmade quilts, children's clothing,
cards, and wall hangings. For more information, contact Bonnie Towle,
x4-2167 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Jo Ann Anderson Retires After 21 Years of Service
to the Institute
Development Officer Jo Ann Anderson is retiring
to dedicate more time to her work on the boards of The San Diego River
Park Foundation and the San Diego River Park-Lakeside Conservancy. "I've
enjoyed every minute of my time with TSRI," says Anderson, "and I hope
to continue my association with the institute and the faculty by serving
on special projects from time to time. It's been a real privilege to be
a part of the team at TSRI. My thanks to Richard Lerner, Jeffery Kelly,
and to all of the wonderful staff and scientists with whom I've had the
honor or working."