Tan Wins Rheumatism Research Award
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Eng Tan has
won this year's Japan Rheumatism Foundation/Wyeth Lederle
Japan International RA Award. Founded last year, the award
is designed "to recognize investigators who have made outstanding
contributions to the advancement of rheumatology-related research
in areas including disease prevention, disease factor, and
treatment evolution, as well as [who have] helped raise the
issues to an international level." Tan will be a special guest
speaker at the Japan College of Rheumatology annual meeting
in Tokyo, Japan, in April.
TSRI Security Guard to Race in the Nationals
Those following TSRI Security Guard Karl Thorpe's recent athletic
successes will be happy to learn he received a letter inviting
him to race in the national senior championships to be held
in Virginia Beach in June. "I've been having a great year,"
says the 64-year-old sprinter, who recently brought home medals
from the state championships. "It's like having a little bit
of youth back."
New English-as-a-Second Language Class to Begin
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday,
January 28. Instructor Cassandra Wadkins' class meets from
6:30 to 8:30 PM 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 and your understanding of friends, 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, please leave a message at x4-2176.
Lunch & Learn: "Balancing Work and Personal Life"
Clinical psychologist Maureen Moss will present "Balancing
Work and Personal Life: Creatively Meeting this Lifelong Challenge,"
as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn seminar series on Wednesday,
January 22, from noon to 1 PM. Topics will include: preliminary
signs of imbalance, benefiting from your times of imbalance,
simple techniques to create more balance in your life, and
enhancing your capacity for fun and creativity. The event
will be held in the W. M. Keck Amphitheater, Beckman Center
for the Chemical Sciences. For more information, contact Jan
Learn about Word's Mail Merge
Feature Have you ever been baffled by Word's Mail Merge feature?
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 update the data source table directly. All
this and more will be addressed in the Mail Merge class scheduled
for Tuesday, January 21, from 8:30 to 11 AM. To enroll, go
Administrative Assistant Olive Richardson, who worked at TSRI's
General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) for 20 years, retires
this week. "I am grateful to have had a chance to work at
the GCRC," says Richardson. "It was interesting work and there's
a super group of people there." Richardson plans to spend
her time reading books and keeping up with the news. "There
isn't time to be bored," she says. Photo by