Nicolaou Wins Highest Greek Prize for Science
The Bodossaki Foundation and the International Aristeio Committee
recently announced they are awarding the 2004 Aristeio Bodossaki
Prize to Professor K.C. Nicolaou of The Scripps Research Institute.
Nicolaou, who is chair of the institute's Department of Chemistry
and holds the Aline W. and L.S. Skaggs Professorship of Chemical
Biology and the Darlene Shiley Chair in Chemistry, will receive
the prize in a June ceremony presided over by Greece's president,
Nicolaou is the first chemist to win this prestigious €150,000
award, which is given every two years to a Greek who has devoted
his or her life to science, and who has made a significant
and distinctive contribution towards furthering their field
of science. According to an announcement in recent issues
of the journals Science and Nature, Nicolaou
was selected "for his outstanding contributions to the synthesis
of the most complex natural products, including many of high
Scripps Florida Receives First Contribution
Gale H. Freeman, managing trustee of the Freeman Foundation,
has made the first contribution to Scripps Florida, the new
biomedical research campus that The Scripps Research Institute
is establishing in Palm Beach County. Freeman, who is trained
both as an attorney and a nurse, has held positions as a risk
manager/systems management specialist for the Department of
Veterans Affairs, adjunct faculty at Palm Beach Community
College, health care supervisor for Medical Personnel Pool,
and attorney and litigation consultant in private practice.
Daffodil Days are Here Again
The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser has
begun. Volunteers will be collecting daffodil orders throughout
the month of February. The expected delivery date of the flowers
is Tuesday, March 16th.
Daffodil Days is one of the Cancer Society's largest fundraisers
of the year. Money goes toward cancer research and education
in California. ScrippsAssists has consistently been one of
the largest participants in the county during Daffodil Days.
There are various bouquets of flowers for sale. The basic
"Bouquet" of 10 daffodils (no vase) is $10. The "Sunshine"
is 10 daffodils with a basic vase ($18). The larger "Vision"
bouquet ($35) comes with 20 daffodils and a cobalt blue artistic
vase. The "Friendship" bouquet is the largest and comes prearranged
with 40 daffodils and additional greenery ($75). Also, anonymous
donations of any amount are welcome towards a "Gift of Hope"
bouquet. Complete details and pictures are available with
your order reps.
The following volunteers are available to take your daffodil
orders. Please contact the closest to you.
Jenny Miller - 3301 Bldg. (Front Desk Recept.) (4-8379)
Julie Hoeft - MB Recept. (4-2225)
Helen Plutner - MB (4-8357)
Jeanette Boerner - CVN (4-7070)
Janet Hightower - 3305 (Biomedical Graphics) (4-8233)
Toni Lestelle - ICND (4-9969)
Jan Tuomaninen - 3877 Bldg. (Human Resources) (4-8825)
Paula King - Library (4-9971)
Sharon Weston - IMM (4-9015)
Sadie Medrano - Stein (4-2051)
Denise Daggett - 3377 (Human Resources) (4-8502)
Valerie Moreau - MEM (4-8807)
Diane Ecker - Carr B (4-9714)
Rachel Braithwaite - MEM (4-8195)
Jennifer Hammond - Science Park (4-2263)
Barbara Bigby - Scripps Clinic (882-8447)
For additional information contact Leslie Madden, x4-2881
Lunch & Learn: "Resolution: Goal Setting for 2004"
Personal trainer Susan Czertak will speak on "Resolution:
Goal Setting for 2004," on Wednesday, February 11, from noon
to 1 PM, as part of the ongoing Lunch & Learn seminar series.
The event, which will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater,
The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, will cover the topics
of diet, nutrition, cardiovascular training, strength training,
and flexibility. No reservations are necessary. Please bring
a personal calculator. For more information, contact Jan Hill,
Benefits Reminder: Keep Beneficiaries Updated
Benefits Administration would like to remind all Scripps Research
employees to keep their beneficiaries updated. If you have
had a change in status such as marriage, divorce, birth, or
death of a family member, you may need to change your beneficiaries.
Benefits that require you to have beneficiaries on file include
Life Insurance, Cash Balance Plan, Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
(403b), Staff Retirement Plan (401a), and Business Travel
Accident Insurance. If you would like to update your beneficiary
designations, contact Benefits Administration at x48487 or
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws,
and Tetanus Immunizations
On Monday, February 9, Wednesday, February 11, and Friday,
February 13, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations,
serum draws, and tetanus immunizations. 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, and 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,
serum draws, and Tetanus immunizations 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.
Gale H. Freeman, who has made the first
contribution to Scripps Florida, is shown here with Florida
Governor Jeb Bush at a recent reception.