In Brief

Kelker Awarded Arévelo Fellowship
Matthew S. Kelker, a doctoral candidate at The Scripps Research Institute's Kellogg School of Science and Technology, has been awarded the Jairo H. Arévelo Fellowship for 2004. Founded in memory of Jairo H. Arévalo, Scripps Research's first doctoral degree recipient, the fellowship is awarded each year to a student selected by a committee of Scripps Research faculty as having those qualities of academic scholarship, achievement, enthusiasm, motivation, commitment, and thirst for knowledge that were so apparent in Arévalo. Previous recipients have been John Karanicolas, Fraser Hof, Matt Patricelli, Danielle Bodrero-Hoggan, and Vicki Tsui.

Department of Chemistry Presents Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium

The Scripps Research Department of Chemistry presents the 15th annual Frontiers in Chemistry Symposium on Friday, February 20. This year's symposium is dedicated to Scripps Research Professor Julius Rebek, Jr., on the occasion of his 60th birthday.

Lectures, which will be held at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, and are open to the public, will include:

  • 9 AM: Professor K. C. Nicolaou of Scripps Research, "Introduction and Welcome";
  • 9:10 – 10 AM: Professor K. Barry Sharpless of Scripps Research, the Amgen Lecturer, "Enzyme Inhibitor Synthesis In Situ";
  • 10 – 10:50 AM: Professor Samuel J. Danishefsky of Sloan-Kettering Institute and Columbia University, the Pfizer Lecturer, "On the Power of Chemical Synthesis";
  • 10:50 – 11:30 AM: Professor David A. Evans of Harvard University, the Merck Lecturer, "Studies in Assymetric Sybnthesis";
  • Rebek, the Optimer Lecturer, "The Inner Space of Molecules."

A lunch reception will follow from 1:10 – 2:30 PM in the Beckman atrium.

Lunch & Learn: "Resolution: Goal Setting for 2004"
Personal trainer Susan Czertak will speak on "Resolution: Goal Setting for 2004," on Wednesday, February 11, from noon to 1 PM, as part of the ongoing Lunch & Learn seminar series. The event, which will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences, will cover the topics of diet, nutrition, cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility. No reservations are necessary. Please bring a personal calculator. For more information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.

24 Hour Fitness Visits Campus
Benefits Administration would like to announce that representatives from 24 Hour Fitness will be onsite Wednesday, February 18 from 11 AM to 2 PM to enroll employees in the health club at discounted memberships. The enrollment will be held in the Human Resources office, 3377 North Torrey Pines Court, second floor, small conference room (Human Resources personnel at the front desk can help you locate this room). All employees except graduate students are eligible for this benefit.

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus Immunizations
On Monday, February 9, Wednesday, February 11, and Friday, February 13, 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.

News&Views Salutes Presidents' Day
News&Views will not be published on Monday February 16, due to the Presidents' Day holiday. Weekly publication will resume on Monday, Feb 23.



West Palm Beach Mayor Visits La Jolla Campus

Lois Frankel, mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida, visited the La Jolla campus on February 5. Frankel discussed the launch of Scripps Florida with institute personnel including Ben Morris, vice president of facilities services.