Kelker Awarded Arévelo Fellowship
Matthew S. Kelker, a doctoral candidate at The Scripps Research
Institute's Kellogg School of Science and Technology, has
been awarded the Jairo H. Arévelo Fellowship for 2004.
Founded in memory of Jairo H. Arévalo, Scripps Research's
first doctoral degree recipient, the fellowship is awarded
each year to a student selected by a committee of Scripps
Research faculty as having those qualities of academic scholarship,
achievement, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, and thirst
for knowledge that were so apparent in Arévalo. Previous
recipients have been John Karanicolas, Fraser Hof, Matt Patricelli,
Danielle Bodrero-Hoggan, and Vicki Tsui.
Department of Chemistry Presents Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium
The Scripps Research Department of Chemistry presents the
15th annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium on Friday, February
20. This year's symposium is dedicated to Scripps Research
Professor Julius Rebek, Jr., on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Lectures, which will be held at the Neurosciences Institute
Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, and are open to
the public, will include:
- 9 AM: Professor K. C. Nicolaou of Scripps Research, "Introduction
- 9:10 10 AM: Professor K. Barry Sharpless of Scripps
Research, the Amgen Lecturer, "Enzyme Inhibitor Synthesis
- 10 10:50 AM: Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky of
Sloan-Kettering Institute and Columbia University, the Pfizer
Lecturer, "On the Power of Chemical Synthesis";
- 10:50 11:30 AM: Professor David A. Evans of Harvard
University, the Merck Lecturer, "Studies in Assymetric Sybnthesis";
- Rebek, the Optimer Lecturer, "The Inner Space of Molecules."
A lunch reception will follow from 1:10 2:30 PM in
the Beckman atrium.
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,
24 Hour Fitness Visits Campus
Benefits Administration would like to announce that representatives
from 24 Hour Fitness will be onsite Wednesday, February 18
from 11 AM to 2 PM to enroll employees in the health club
at discounted memberships. The enrollment will be held in
the Human Resources office, 3377 North Torrey Pines Court,
second floor, small conference room (Human Resources personnel
at the front desk can help you locate this room). All employees
except graduate students are eligible for this benefit.
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.
News&Views Salutes Presidents' Day
News&Views will not be published on Monday February
16, due to the Presidents' Day holiday. Weekly publication
will resume on Monday, Feb 23.
West Palm Beach Mayor Visits La Jolla Campus
Lois Frankel, mayor of West Palm Beach,
Florida, visited the La Jolla campus on February 5. Frankel
discussed the launch of Scripps Florida with institute personnel
including Ben Morris, vice president of facilities services.