Boger, Babior Elected AAAS Fellows
Professors Dale L. Boger and Bernard Babior of The Skaggs
Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute
(TSRI) have been awarded the distinction of American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow, an honor bestowed
upon members by their peers.
Boger, who is Richard and Alice Cramer Professor of Chemistry
at TSRI, was elected for "outstanding developments in
the synthesis and understanding of the structure-activity
relationship of complex natural products of medicinal importance."
Babior was elected for "pioneering studies in unraveling
the function and physiology of the human neutrophil."
New fellows will be presented with an official certificate
on Saturday, February 14, at the Fellows Forum during the
2004 AAAS Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
Chisari, Vogt Elected to Institute of Medicine
Professors Francis Chisari and Peter Vogt have been elected
to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
"It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and
influential individuals to the Institute of Medicine," said
IOM President Harvey V. Fineberg. "Members are elected through
a highly selective process that recognizes those who have
made major contributions to the advancement of the medical
sciences, health care, and public health. Election is considered
one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health."
New members are elected from among candidates nominated
for their professional achievement and commitment to services
by current active members. Chisari and Vogt are also elected
members of the National Academy of Sciences.
Florida Press Continues to Cover TSRI Expansion
For more press coverage of TSRI's plans to open a campus in
Palm Beach County, Florida, see the Palm
Beach Post and Sun-Sentinel.
Dennis Burton to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Dennis R.
Burton will speak on "The Search for an HIV Vaccine," as part
of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 12. The
lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater,
Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.
Coming Up: Open Enrollment, Benefits Fair
Open Enrollment will start Monday, November 3 and run through
Friday, November 14 at 5 PM. Open Enrollment is the annual
opportunity for participants to make changes to their benefit
selections and, if eligible, enroll (or re-enroll) in Health
Care and/or Dependent Care Spending Accounts for the following
calendar year. Instructions on how to access the online system
will be mailed to the homes of all eligible participants over
the weekend and should be received by Tuesday, November 4.
Kiosks will be available in Human Resources for employees
who DO NOT have computer access.
A Benefits Fair on Wednesday, November 5, from 10 AM to
1 PM in the Immunology Galleria will feature representatives
from each of the companies providing benefits, as well as
Human Resources staff. Refreshments will be served and a raffle
will be held. In addition, question and answer sessions with
Human Resources staff will be held in six TSRI buildings during
the Open Enrollment period. There will also be informational
sessions for the Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
and Long Term Care Insurance over the next two weeks.
Participants with questions regarding Open Enrollment should
contact the Human Resources Benefits Line, x4-8487. More information
Enrollment is available online, including a link to the
online enrollment site, a list of Benefit Fair attendees,
and a schedule of events.
New English-as-a-Second-Language Class Begins
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday,
November 4. Instructor Cassandra Wadkin's class meets from
6:30 to 8:30 PM every Tuesday evening in the Immunology Building,
West Conference Room. The price for three months (12 classes)
Each intermediate-level English class is divided into speaking
and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading and writing.
If you would like to improve your English communication skills
as well as your understanding of your friends and colleagues,
movies, television shows, and the news, this class is for
you. Movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs,
drawing and novels help teach standard American English. Have
fun and learn English at the same time! For more information,
please leave a message at x4-2176.
Free Flu Shots
TSRI will offer free flu shots to TSRI employees, research
associates, and graduate students on Wednesday, November 12
and Thursday, November 13, from 9 AM to 4 PM, 3377 N.Torrey
Pines Court, second floor, Room 205. Please bring a form of
identification. A map is
available online. For more information, call Benefits Administration,
Professors Bernard Babior (left) and
Dale L. Boger have been elected AAAS fellows.
Professors Francis Chisari (left) and
Peter Vogt have been elected to the Institute of Medicine.