Schmid Wins Pinnacle Award
Sandra L. Schmid, professor and chair of the Department of Cell Biology
at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), has won a Pinnacle Award from
UCSD Athena, an organization dedicated
to supporting women executives in high-tech and life sciences. The Pinnacle
Awards recognize women and men who foster personal and professional change
through inclusion, risk taking, education, recognition, and diversity
Schmid (B.Sc., University of British Columbia; Ph.D., Stanford University)
runs a laboratory that conducts research on
endocytosis, an uptake mechanism that allows cells to ingest various substances
including nutrients, growth factors, viruses, and toxins. She also heads
TSRI's Department of Cell Biology, which
consists of 42 faculty members, about 125 postdoctoral fellows, and over
20 students. The recipient of numerous awards and honors and a member
of the American Society of Cell Biology Council, Schmid has served on
the editorial boards of "Trends in Cell Biology," "The Journal of Cell
Biology," "The FASEB Journal," and is founding co-editor of "Traffic:
The International Journal of Intracellular Trafficking."
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.
Skaggs Lecture to Address "Selection of Clinical Candidates"
TSRI investigator Tamas Bartfai will give the final lecture in the 2002
Skaggs lecture series, "Selection of Clinical Candidates: Multiple Pressures,"
on Thursday, May 9. The presentation will focus on the key milestones
of preclinical drug developmenttiming, expenditures, backup strategies,
outside validations, and orphan drugsas these factors play out in
big Pharma decision-making. The lecture will be held from 5 to 6:30 PM
in the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive.
For more information, see News&Views articles "The
Other Side of Drug Discovery, Part 1" and "The
Other Side of Drug Discovery, Part 2" (with video clip).
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.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, May 13, Wednesday, May 15, and Friday, May 17, 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 Environmental
Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page which includes a map
and patient information sheets.
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Art and Craft
TSRI employees bought and sold handcrafted items
at the recent Spring Craft Fair. Photo by Kevin Fung.