In Brief

Three TSRI Researchers Make List of Most Cited Authors
TSRI investigators K.C. Nicolaou, K. Barry Sharpless, and Chi-Huey Wong were included in a Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) list of the world's most cited authors, comprising less than one half of one percent of all publishing researchers. According to ISI, the list identifies "individuals, departments, and laboratories that have made fundamental contributions to the advancement of science and technology in recent decades." For more information, see ISI's website.

Janda to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Kim Janda, Department of Chemistry, will speak on "Biocatalysis, Combinatorial Chemistry, and Immunopharmacotherapy," as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, September 12 at 5 PM. The lecture will be held in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

English-as-a-Second-Language Classes Begin
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday, September 11. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings in the west conference room of the Immunology building. 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. The instructor, Cassandra Wadkins, uses movies, games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawings, and novels to teach standard American English. Have fun and learn English at the same time! For more information, leave a message at x4-2176.

Lunch and Learn: "Children and Safety on the Internet"
Sergeant Dave Jones of the San Diego Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will present "Children and Safety on the Internet" as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn seminar series. The event will be held on Wednesday, September 19, noon to 1 PM, in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater in the Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. No registration is necessary. If more information is needed, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.

Join the 2001 American Heart Walk
Join the Scripps team and support the 2001 American Heart Walk, to be held Saturday, September 15 at the War Memorial Museum/San Diego Zoo at Park Boulevard and Zoo Drive. Sign up as a team leader or a walker by contacting Betsy Penberth, Volunteer Services, Scripps Clinic, at tie line 354-2525 (do not dial "9" if calling from on campus). Opening ceremonies begin at 7:30 AM; the walk, at 8 AM. Participants can choose between a five-kilometer or one-kilometer course. The event, the proceeds from which support research at TSRI and other institutions, will include food and educational booths and live entertainment

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, September 17, Wednesday, September 19, and Friday, September 21, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, and serum draws. 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; 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 and serum draws will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.

News&Views Back to Weekly Schedule
With the beginning of the academic year, News&Views has resumed a weekly publication schedule. As always, the deadline for submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.