TSRI Investigators Top Angewandte Chemie List
Investigators at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) figure prominently
in a list of the most downloaded articles in 2002 from international chemistry
journal Angewandte Chemie. Articles by K.C. Nicolaou are listed
as first, second, and nineteenth. Articles by K. Barry Sharpless are listed
fourth, eighth, and twenty-fourth. And an article by Julius Rebek, Jr.
is listed fourteenth. For the complete list, see the editorial in the
May 9, 2003 issue of Angewandte
Ollmann Saphire Wins Burroughs Wellcome Career Award
TSRI Senior Research Associate Erica Ollmann Saphire, TSRI class of 2001,
has been selected as a recipient of a 2003 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career
Award in the Biomedical Sciences. The award provides $500,000 over five
years for young scientists, spanning the period that includes their advanced
postdoctoral training and their early years as a faculty member of an
academic research institution. Ollmann Saphire is combining x-ray crystallography
with virology/immunology to study the Ebola virus. Her structural analysis
will give insights into the virus's extreme pathogenesis and lethality
and will also provide the templates necessary for design of vaccines and
inhibitors against the virus.
Power Outage: TSRI Staff Rise to the Occasion
The power outage on campus, caused by the crane accident at the I-5/805
merge in the early hours of Wednesday morning, had many members of TSRI's
Facilities staff working straight through the 36-hour crisis. Emergency
systems and procedures were implemented all over campus in wake of the
power loss. Phone, e-mail, and web services continued throughout, providing
a variety of methods to communicate the status of the situation.
"Although it was inconvenient for a lot of people and science couldn't
be conducted, we got through a very serious situation," says Vice President
of Facilities Services Ben Morris. "I'd like to thank everyone on our
TSRI to Host Educational Web Seminar
In conjunction with San Diego City Schools, TSRI is hosting a web seminar,
"Contemporary Issues in Bioscience." The seminar was created in response
to middle and high school science teachers' interest in providing innovative,
hands-on science activities in the classroom.
The web seminar will be presented in the following format:
MAY 1 - MAY 22: Three approximately 40-minute lectures given by TSRI
scientists are available by video-on-demand to registered participants
throughout California. The site, featuring synchronized PowerPoint presentations,
"Ask a Question" window, and numerous links to related web sites, journal
articles and news releases, is designed to assist teachers in creating
fresh and comprehensive classroom activities.
MAY 22, 3 - 4 PM: Participants who have viewed "Contemporary Issues
in Bioscience" will be able to participate in a live, online Q & A session
with investigators Clint Potter, Karla Ewalt, and Floyd Romesberg.
TSRI employees are welcome to participate. For more information and
to register online, visit the
Contemporary Issues in Bioscience web page.
The webcast is best viewed using these standard settings:
- Windows 98/ME/OO/XP,
- Minimum screen size of 1024x768,
- Internet Explorer 5.0 or greater,
- Java enabled browser,
- Browser configuration must accept cookies.
Learn the Basics of Excel
Excel is a powerful spreadsheet program that can be used for a number
of functions. The Excel Basics class on Tuesday, June 3, from 8:30 to
11 AM, provides instructions and exercises on how to:
- Maintain data lists such as for name and address information,
- Replicate paper forms with the calculations built into the document,
- Create a simple "checkbook" style spreadsheet,
- Import Excel data into Word to eliminate re-keying.
To sign-up for the Excel Basics class, go to http://www.scripps.edu/rc/training/dapps.html.
Free Web Site Aims to Improve Life at Work and Home
United Behavioral Health (UBH), TSRI's mental health insurance provider
offers a free resource website at https://www.liveandworkwell.com/.
The site provides many tools and resources to help improve life at work
and at home such as health and wellness articles, educational resources,
chats with experts, and financial tools such as retirement calculators.
TSRI participants may access the site by logging in with TSRI's UBH group
plan number, 10730 (the group plan number is also listed on the back of
the Benefits Card). If you would like to access mental health services
through a UBH network provider, call UBH at 800-888-2998, the 24-hour
hotline for pre-authorization. Services provided though a non-network
provider do not require pre-authorization. For further information, contact
UBH, Human Resources (x4-8487 or email@example.com),
or Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Services (x4-2950).
TSRI's Annual Health Fair Flexes its Muscles
TSRI's fourth annual Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, May 21 from
11 AM to 1 PM on the walkway in front of the Immunology Building. A variety
of health and wellness topics will be addressed, including fitness, nutrition,
and safety. There will be health and wellness screenings, fitness and
recreation demonstrations, chair massages, giveaways, and food samples
from local restaurants. All TSRI employees and graduate students are invited
to participate in this fun and educational event.
News&Views to Begin Summer Publication Schedule
News&Views will be published every other week throughout the summer, beginning
with the next issue, Monday, June 2. The deadline for announcement and
calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.
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