|Scripps Research Breaks Ground in Florida
|A groundbreaking ceremony for
Scripps Florida temporary facilities was held Friday,
February 27 on the Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic
University. This lab and administrative space is scheduled
to open in late 2004. Permanent facilities, also in Palm
Beach County, will be ready in 2006. Shown here with ceremonial
shovels are: (Left to Right) Palm Beach County Commissioner
Mary McCarty; TSRI professor Steve Kay; Florida Atlantic
University President Frank Brogan; TSRI Executive Vice
President, General Counsel
Douglas Bingham; Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Board of Palm
Beach County Commissioners Chair Karen Marcus; and Vice
President of Florida Atlantic University Jupiter Campus
Boger to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Dale Boger of The Scripps Research Institute will
speak on "Chemistry at the Chemistry-Biology Interface," on
Wednesday, March 10, as part of the Faculty Lecture Series.
The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater,
Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.
Career Workshop: "Guidelines to Successful Postdoctoral Training
A seminar "Guidelines to Successful Postdoctoral Training
at TSRI" will be held as part of the Career Workshop Series
on Wednesday, March 10 from 1 to 2:30 PM in the Keck Amphitheater
of the Beckman Building.
The seminar, which features presentations by Professor and
Cell Biology Department Chair Sandra Schmid and Professor
Ben Cravatt, will cover topics including: goal setting and
expectations, time management, networking, education and opportunities
to learn essential skills, and Scripps Research (and other)
resources. A panel of successful present and former Scripps
Research postdocsincluding Matthias Jost of Biosite,
Michael (Nick) Boddy of Scripps Research, Sean Ryder of Scripps
Research, Lisa Hannan of Traffic, and Brian Moyer of
Senomyxwill field questions.
The seminar is hosted jointly by Counseling and Postdoctoral
Services, Society of Fellows, and Network for Women in Science
at Scripps. All Scripps Research faculty, postdocs, and graduate
students are welcome to attend. No RSVP required.
BioMedical Graphics Offers New, State-of-the-Art Digital
BioMedical Graphics is now offering three new digital services:
- Digital Video Disc (DVD) duplication from VHS, SVHS,
and digital tapes.
- Laptop computer support (Mac and PC) for featured speakers/seminars.
- Large format color prints, up to 44" wide, for poster
sessions & banners.
For additional details, please contact BioMedical Graphics,
2003 Scientific Report and Skaggs Report Now Available
2003 Scientific Report is now available at http://www.scripps.edu/research/sr2003/;
the 2003 Skaggs Report, at:
Team Scripps Research/ScrippsAssists to Walk Against MS
Members of Scripps Research and ScrippsAssists have formed
a team to participate in the Fifteenth Annual Multiple Sclerosis
Walk, on Sunday March 14. The MS walk is a fun, non-competitive
walk following a 5- or 10-kilometer route beginning and ending
at the Embarcadero Marina Park North. Team Scripps Research/ScrippsAssists
will not only raise funds for MS research and programs, but
also will foster involvement in the Scripps Research and local
Contact Crystal Anglen, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or x4-9974, to walk as a member of
Team Scripps Research/ScrippsAssists. Registration and opening
ceremonies begin at 7:30 AM. The walk begins at 8 AM. To make
a donation, see any team member or go to www.mswalk.com.
More information about the event is also available at this
Benefits Reminder: Vision Plan
Benefits Administration would like to remind participants
in Scripps Research medical plans of the vision benefits offered
through Medical Eye Services (MES). The coverage is as follows:
One routine examination per 12 consecutive months,
Up to $110 toward frames per 24 consecutive months,
One pair of standard lenses per 12 consecutive months
OR up to $100 toward contact lenses per 12 consecutive
Please remember to bring an MES claim form with you to routine
eye exams and to purchase eyewear. A $10 co-payment will be
required at the time of annual services.
MES packets are available in Human Resources. The packet
includes an MES claim form, an MES Provider Directory (list
of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians), and a fact
sheet. If you have questions or would like an MES packet,
please contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or email@example.com.
Information is also available at the MES
Camille Wood Retires
Camille Wood, executive assistant to
the vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate
studies, retired in early February after over 10 years at
the institute. "I will always have special memories of the
years spent at TSRI," she says. "Many wonderful times were
had and lifelong friends were made. A huge 'thank you' to
everyone who made my experience at Scripps a rewarding and