Former Chair of TSRI Board Honored by Plaza Naming
The Honorable Paul G. Rogers, former chair of The Scripps
Research Institute (TSRI) board of directors who spent 24
years as a representative to the U.S. Congress, was honored
June 12, as a plaza at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
campus was dedicated in his name.
The naming of the Paul G. Rogers Plaza came as the result
of passage of the fiscal year 2001 budget for Labor, Health,
and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, which
urged the director of the NIH to honor Rogers in this way.
The Honorable John Edward Porter, who chaired the House Subcommittee
when the bill was crafted and passed calls Rogers, "a champion's
champion in the fight for better health. He truly is 'Mr.
Former U.S. Congressman from Florida (1955 to 1979), Rogers
served as chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
on Health and Environment from 1971 to 1979. During that time,
he co-sponsored numerous legislation ranging from the National
Cancer Act and the National Sickle Cell Anemia Control Act
to the Community Health Centers Act and the National Health
Promotion and Disease Prevention Act.
The recipient of numerous awards, Rogers currently represents
a cross-section of health and environmental clients, including
corporations, associations and individuals, at the firm Hogan&Hartson.
He continues to take an active role on the boards of many
organizations, including Research!America, the National Osteoporosis
Foundation, Friends of the National Library of Medicine, the
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, the Institute
of Medicine Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research,
and Medicine, and the National Leadership Coalition on Health
Second Annual Health Fair Shapes Up
Human Resources is pleased to announce TSRI's second annual
Health Fair, to be held on June 27, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, on
the walkway in front of the Immunology building. A variety
of health and wellness topics will be addressed including
fitness, nutrition, parenting, safety, and more. There will
be on-site health screenings, chair massages, interactive
demonstrations, raffle prizes, and food samples from your
favorite local restaurants. All TSRI employees and graduate
students are invited to participate in this fun and educational
Energy Conservation Tip: Turn Off Water Baths
Cell Biology Staff Scientist Mary Morrison sends News&Views
this energy conservation tip: "Labs should turn off their
bench top water baths overnight. Almost no one needs a bath
to run overnight, and most modern baths heat up quickly once
turned on again in the morning. The small inconvenience of
having to remember to do this is outweighed by the big energy
GCRC Is Looking for a Few Good Arms
The General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) is in need of
participants for the Normal Blood-Drawing Program, which provides
blood samples to TSRI investigators. Volunteers are paid for
Especially needed are men who do not take medications (including
over-the-counter products) routinely. Individuals from ethnic
minorities are particularly encouraged to participate in order
for the results of these studies to be meaningful to all populations.
If you are interested in participating, want more information,
or know of a reliable employee who is available during 7 to
9 AM on weekdays, please call Alice Cupples at the GCRC Core
Laboratory tie line 354-2284 (no need to dial "9" before the
number when calling from on campus). If you leave a message,
please include your name, phone extension, and mail drop so
staff can send you an application.
Golf Tournament Registration Tees Off
TSRI's sixth annual golf tournament will be held on Wednesday,
August 8, at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, featuring 18 championship
holes on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
The tournament format is a four-person team scramble. There
are 144 spots available on a first paid, first play basis.
You are free to form your own team, but you do not have to
form a team to register. Simply submit a registration form
and you will be placed on a team. (Please submit one
registration form per team).
Each team must be comprised of at least two TSRI employees.
If the event becomes overbooked, preference will be given
to TSRI employees. However, as in years past, family and friends
will be accommodated as much as possible.
The fee of $65 per person includes dinner following the
tournament. Trophies for the top teams, doormats (last place),
prizes for the closest to the pin, longest drive, and other
prizes will be awarded! To request a registration form, contact
Victoria Granados at x4-2909 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include your mail drop and phone number. Registration
forms are due, with fees paid in full, on July 18th.
Elvis Promises to Return for TSRI Picnic
Elvis has been spotted several times on campus, promising
to return next month with his buddy James Dean for this year's
TSRI picnic, the Roof Top Sock Hop, which will be held from
3:30 to 7:30 PM on Friday, July 13, on the roof of the Immunology
"He's not the peanut butter and bacon Elvis from the 1970s,
either," one unidentified source was quoted as saying. "He's
the old Elvis from the 1950syoung, gyrating, singingthe
This year's crazy team competitions, which carry prizes
for first, second, and third places, will feature giant tricycles,
bowling, human hamster wheels, and a giant slide. Team signups
must be submitted no later than Friday, July 6. Registration
forms are available from Tina Dostalek, x4-8438, and from
the picnic website.
The picnic website also offers more information about the
picnicincluding ticket sales (from Monday, July 2 to
Wednesday, July 11), gourmet catered food, games for children
and adults, prizes for the most authentic 1950s attire, raffles,
palm readings, balloon sculptures, hula hoop competition...
and an Elvis Presley look-alike contest.
Look for next News&Views July 2
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deadline for submissions to News&Views, which is published
weekly during the academic year and every other week during
the summer, is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's