In Brief

Sorensen Wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Assistant Professor Erik Sorensen has won a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award from The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, which is dedicated to the advancement of the chemical sciences. The award recognizes investigators in the early stages of their careers who have demonstrated outstanding scientific accomplishments and displayed continuing dedication to the education of students at all levels.

Sorensen is interested in novel organic chemical reactivity, and a broad goal of his research is to approximate the efficiency with which nature creates architecturally unique, biologically active natural products. He and his students seek intrinsically favorable reaction pathways by which commonplace building blocks can be transformed to molecules that show promise as therapeutic agents.

Telephone Directories Coming Soon
The Telecommunications Department expects to receive the Pacific Bell white and yellow pages directories for Greater San Diego by the end of May. The mailroom will distribute them throughout TSRI upon delivery.

Health Club Membership Made Easy
Benefits Administration would like to announce that representatives from 24 Hour Fitness will be on-site Thursday, May 24 from 11 AM to 1 PM to sign up TSRI employees for discounted memberships. The on-site enrollment will be held in the P1 conference room located beneath Human Resources in the Administration Building, 3301 North Torrey Pines Court. Sorry, graduate students are not eligible.

Find Out How to Use Word’s Mail Merge
Have you ever been baffled by Word’s Mail Merge Helper menu? Did you know that you can create sophisticated data source documents and use Mail Merge to extract the data? You can also use Mail Merge to create envelopes or labels from your Access data–it’s much easier than creating a new Access output report. Learn how to enter new data using the Data Entry Form, or to update the data source table directly. To learn more about these and other tips, sign up for the Mail Merge class scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, from 8:30 to 11:30 AM.

To enroll, go to, or e-mail

Change in this Week’s TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
Personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct Hepatitis B immunizations and serum draws on Wednesday, May 16. The clinics on Monday, May 14, and Friday, May 18, have been cancelled and no TB screening will be offered.

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. To learn more about these programs, see the Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.

News&Views to Publish Every Other Week in June, July, August
News&Views will be on a summer schedule after Memorial Day, publishing every other week throughout June, July, and August. The deadline for submissions will remain Wednesday at noon for the following Monday’s publication.