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 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. Submissionswhich 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 inare
due Friday, August 8 and should be sent to Jann Coury, TCP-20
or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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
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.