Chen Receives Graduate Fellowship
Jason Chen, doctoral candidate in The Scripps Research Institute's
Kellogg School of Science and Technology who is working in
the Nicolaou lab, received a National Defense Science and
Engineering Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship is sponsored
by the Department of Defense through the Air Force Office
of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval Research, the
Army Research Office, and the High Performance Computing Modernization
Program and is administered by the American Society for Engineering
Education. Chen's application was selected from more than
Tuomainen Wins "Mom" Award
Scripps Research Executive Assistant Jan Tuomainen of Human
Resources has been chosen as one of San Diego's 50 Best Moms
through a student essay contest sponsored by Time Warner Cable
and Channel 933 radio. Dan Ballister, vice president of public
affairs for Time Warner, comments, "San Diego's 50 Best Moms
essay contest honors local moms... for the selfless work they
perform for their families and communities... [The students]
have a real understanding of what their moms mean to them,
even when the moms think they aren't listening." Tuomainen
and Allie, who wrote the prize-winning essay on Tuomainen's
behalf, attended a celebratory luncheon over the Mother's
Career Workshop Series: Fellowship Writing
A workshop on fellowship writing will be held for Scripps
Research faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on Wednesday,
May 26, from 1:30 to 3 PM, as part of the Career Workshop
Series. The event, which was arranged by Associate Professor
Luc Teyton, the Counseling and Postdoctoral Services Department,
the Society of Fellows, and the Network for Women in Science
at Scripps, will feature:
- Director of the Kresge Library Paula King speaking on
- Teyton speaking on "Overview of Administrative/Scientific
- Associate Professor Wendy Havran and Associate Professor
David Schlaepfer speaking on "PI/Reviewer Perspectives";
- Research Associate Julie Jameson speaking on "Postdoc
The event will be held in the Keck Amphitheater of the Beckman
Lunch & Learn: "Caregiving Connections in the Workplace"
Worried about your aging parents? ElderHelp of San Diego will
present "Caregiving Connections in the Workplace" on Wednesday,
May 19, from noon to 1 PM as part of the Lunch & Learn seminar
series. The workshop will cover planning strategies and resources
for eldercare, including: legal and financial safeguards for
elders, home safety and housing options, long-distance caregiving,
communication skills and family dynamics in caring for an
aging parent, alleviating caregiver stress, and local resources.
The event will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, Beckman
Center. Contact Jan Hill, x4-2950, for more information.
New English-as-a-Second-Language Class to Begin
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday,
May 25. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 every Tuesday evening
in the Immunology Building west conference room. The price
for three months (12 classes) is $60.
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 understand your friends and colleagues, movies,
television shows, and the news, this class is for you. The
instructor uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books,
songs, drawing and novels to teach standard American English.
For more information, leave a message at x4-2176.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Vaccines, Serum Draws, and Tetanus
On Monday, May 24, Wednesday, May 26, and Friday, May 28,
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.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
San Diego City Schools Honor Scripps Research
San Diego City Schools honored The Scripps Research Institute
with an A+ Award for "exemplary support and commitment to
Partnerships in Education" last week at a ceremony at Seaworld.
Here, Jennifer O'Sullivan (left) and Keith McKeown (right)
of Scripps Research Communications stand with Kim Bess, science
director for San Diego City Schools.