Lecture Series Reaches Out to Donors and Prospective Donors
By Mika Ono
As part of a campaign to spread the word about The Scripps
Research Institute (TSRI), TSRI's Development Office has been
hosting a series of monthly lectures by TSRI scientists addressing
such topics as aging, drug development, and the human genome.
"Our goal is to share what we are doing at TSRI with donors
and prospective donors," says Director of Development Denise
Scalzo. "These lectures are for small groups10 to 50
individualsto encourage interaction between members
of the audience and the speaker."
Last Tuesday, Associate Professor Martin Friedlander gave
a talk entitled, "Oh Say Can You See?: The Latest Research
Progress on Prevalent Eye Diseases Including Macular Degeneration
and Diabetic Retinopathy" at the Rancho Santa Fe Inn.
Among those attending was Janet ("Jean") Kellogg, wife of
W. Keith Kellogg II. The Kelloggs have made several major
gifts to TSRI over the years, including funds to establish
an endowed chair in chemistry, acquire land for the Lusk Research
campus, and contribute toward the construction of the Arnold
and Mabel Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. Most recently,
the Kelloggs supported TSRI's distinguished graduate college,
which was named the Kellogg School of Science and Technology
in their honor.
Next month in the lecture series, Associate Professor John
Polich will speak on "Mind Over Matter: Brain Waves and You."
In January, Professor Mark Yeager will address the topic of
Another ongoing lecture series, Frontiers in Medicine, reaches
out to a larger audience, often drawing a crowd of upward
of 300 people. The next presentation in that series will be
"Amazing Algae: Potent New Drugs May Come from the Strangest
Places" by Associate Professor Stephen Mayfield. The event,
which is open to the public, will be held on Monday, November
3 at the Hilton Hotel on North Torrey Pines Road. R.S.V.P.
to Scripps Foundation for Medicine and Science, which co-hosts
the program with TSRI's Development Office, at (858) 678-7787.
The Development Office is also reaching out to TSRI supporters
in other regions of the country. A dinner for those in and
around Las Vegas will feature a talk on the current state
of biomedical research by Jeffery Kelly, vice president of
academic affairs and dean of graduate studies at TSRI, and
Hubert Greenway, an executive vice president with Scripps
Foundation for Medicine and Science and prominent physician
with Scripps Clinic.
If all goes according to plan in the opening of a new TSRI
campus in Palm Beach County, Florida, the TSRI Development
Office will also be reaching out to individuals and organizations
in that region.
To learn more about TSRI and opportunities for giving, contact
The Scripps Research Institute Development Office, 10550 North
Torrey Pines Road, TPC-2, La Jolla, CA 92037, (858) 784-9367.
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