In Brief

Roecker Wins ACS Predoctoral Fellowship
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) graduate student Anthony Jon Roecker of the Nicolaou lab has won the ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship Award sponsored by Pfizer Global Research and Development. As a recipient of the award, Roecker is invited to present his research at the national ACS meeting in Philadelphia in August.

Snyder Receives BMS Fellowship
Graduate student Scott Snyder of the Nicolaou lab has won a 2003 BMS Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. According to Bristol-Myers Squibb, fellows are chosen based on "demonstrated academic and research achievements and their potential for significant future accomplishments." As a fellow, Snyder is invited to the Unrestricted Grants in Synthetic Organic Chemistry Symposium hosted by Bristol-Myers Squibb in the spring.

Traffic Alert
Traffic delays are expected between La Jolla and TSRI due to a construction project to begin shortly and last approximately 18 months. To improve the sewer system serving the Torrey Pines Mesa, the City of San Diego will install new sewer lines from the western end of The Salk Institute to Torrey Pines Road, then south to Gilman Drive. The sewer lines will be installed in the northbound lanes of Torrey Pines Road, and traffic will be diverted to the southbound side of the road in segments during the construction. Work will be performed from Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Financial Awareness Week
Human Resources would like to remind TSRI employees that the fifth annual Financial Awareness Week is Monday, July 7 through Friday, July 11. Presentations by representatives from various financial and other retirement organizations will address issues relevant for those who are just starting to plan for a successful financial future as well as those nearing retirement. Refreshments will be served and prizes raffled at each presentation. For more information on the presentations and on individual consultations, see the Financial Awareness Week Calendar of Events.

Toastmasters Elect New Officers
The SOS (Scripps Outstanding Speakers) Toastmasters group has inducted new officers for the term of June 2003 through December 2003. The newly elected officers are:

  • Jon Medel, president;
  • Editha Bornales, vice president of education;
  • Kazunobu Kato, vice president of membership;
  • Lisa Pasak, vice president of public relations;
  • Kathy Spencer, secretary;
  • Valerie Moreau, treasurer;
  • Romyr Dominique, sergeant-at-arms;
  • Tina Montgomery, immediate past president.

Visitors are welcome to attend Toastmasters meetings, which are held the first three Tuesdays of each month, in the conference room on the third floor of the Beckman Building. For more information, visit the SOS Toastmasters web site or contact one of the above officers.

Call for 2003 Scientific Report Cover Art
The Office of Communications is now accepting submissions for artwork for the 2003 Scientific Report covers. Artwork is needed for the front, inside front, and inside back covers. Submissions—which should consist of a print (such as a Fuji color print) of the artwork plus a description of what it is, and whose lab the work was done in—are due Friday, August 8 and should be sent to Jann Coury, TCP-20 or email

Don't Miss the Eighth Annual TSRI Golf Tournament
Join TSRI's 8th Annual Golf Tournament at 1 PM on Thursday, August 14. The tournament, to be held at the Carlton Oaks Golf & Country Club in Santee, will offer trophies and prizes to the top teams, doormats (last place), closest to the pin, and longest drive. The tournament consists of a four-person scramble, with only 144 spots available upon a first paid, first play basis.

Each team must be comprised of at least two Scripps employees. If the event becomes overbooked, preference will be given to Scripps employees. However, in years past, family and friends were accommodated when possible.

To request a registration form, please contact Jennifer Carr, x4-2909 or email, and be sure to include your extension and mail code. Registration forms should be returned, with a check for $60 per person payable (in full) to TSRI, no later than Friday, July 18. Please submit only one registration form per team. You are welcome to form your own team, but it is not required in order to register.

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus Vaccinations
On Monday, July 7, Wednesday, July 9, and Friday, July 11, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations. 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, and 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, serum draws, and Tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.

Look for Next News&Views July 14
The next issue of News&Views, which is published every other week throughout the summer, will be posted by Monday, June 14. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.