In Brief

Brunel Wins amfAR Fellowship
Research Associate Florence Brunel of the Dawson lab has won a fellowship from the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), an organization dedicated to the support of AIDS research, AIDS prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.

Brunel will work toward an AIDS vaccine by building on research findings that describe the interaction between a section of the HIV protein gp41 and a number of antibodies. She will produce short protein segments and optimize their structure and function to minimize the degree to which they induce irrelevant antibodies, while maximizing the degree to which they induce antibodies that can neutralize most strains of HIV.

Lunch and Learn: “Time Management for Scientists”

Scripps Research clinical psychologist Jeff Jones will present “Time Management for Scientists” on Wednesday, July 21, 2004, from noon to 1 PM, as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn seminar series. Topics to be covered include:

  • Defining goals and setting priorities,

  • Perfectionism and procrastination—costs and benefits,

  • Taking control of your time: managing commitments and non-research tasks,

  • Balancing work and family.

The event, arranged by the Counseling and Postdoctoral Services Department, will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. No reservations are necessary.

Take a Shot at Winning the Picnic Photo Contest

Your photo of the Scripps Research picnic could win a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant. Submit entries to the Picnic Photo Contest in any format to Kevin Fung, e-mail or mail drop TPC-20. The deadline is Monday, July 26. Call if you need an extension. Winning shots will be published in the August 2 issue of News&Views.

Benefits Seminar: “Investment Review”
Roland Jacobson, vice president of investment consulting for Fidelity Investments Tax-Exempt Services Company, will present a seminar “Investment Review” on Thursday July 29, from noon to 1 PM. Jacobson, who has been in the financial industry for more than 25 years, will address the following topics:

  • Economic and market overview,

  • Historical mutual fund performance,

  • Advanced asset allocation principles.

The event, which is open to the Scripps Research community, will be held in the Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Building.

Look for Next News&Views August 2
The next issue of News&Views will be published by Monday, August 2. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following week’s publication.


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