In Brief

Wüthrich to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
Scripps Research Institute Guest Scientist Kurt Wüthrich, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will speak on "Viewing Proteins with NMR Eyes" on Wednesday, January 28 as part of the series. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

A Public Science Education Seminar Series For Women

Scripps Research is offering "Second Cup of Coffee," a public science education series for women who are lifelong learners interested in exploring the scientific process, building vocabulary, and gaining the skills to better comprehend and analyze contemporary science/health-related issues and news.

The first session will feature Professor Jeffery Kelly speaking on "Advancements in Women's Health—From Lab Bench to You, " on Tuesday, March 2 at The La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. Breakfast is scheduled from 8:30 to 9 AM, the presentation from 9 to 9:45 AM, and questions, answers, and comments from 9:45 to 10 AM.

Series participation, which costs $60, includes:

  • Four continental breakfast events in 2004;
  • Presentations by leading Scripps Research scientists focusing on health-related topics of particular interest to women;
  • Up-to-date analysis of contemporary science/health-related news;
  • Opportunities for in-depth discussion, questions, and answers;
  • A community forum environment where you will meet interesting people and gain scientific knowledge;
  • Cutting-edge information. Hear the latest news before you read it in a newspaper!

For more information, contact Marcia Gravette, (858) 784-2915 or

Stress-Reduction Through "Meditation in Everyday Life"
Psychotherapists Norma Jean Deak and Diana Shimkus will lead "Meditation in Everyday Life," an eight-week program focusing on the tools of mindfulness-based stress reduction, on Mondays from 6 to 8 PM, beginning on January 26 and continuing until March 22 (with the exception of Monday, Feb. 16, Presidents' Day). The program will also include one all-day session on Saturday, March 13, from 9 AM to 3 PM. "Meditation in Everyday Life" aims to increase participants' awareness of their own stress reactivity and assist them in developing life strategies that will improve their health and wellbeing. The cost for the class is $395. Note the Scripps Research United Behavioral Health Plan can offset this cost (call the instructors for pre-authorization) and payment plans are available. The class will be held in the Molecular and Experimental Medicine Building, first-floor multi-purpose room. To register and/or to learn more about the class, please contact Diana or Norma Jean at (760) 436-1883.