| Vol. 4 Issue 13 / Apr 19, 2004
Babior Wins Trevor Slater Award
Scripps Research Professor Bernard Babior has been selected as the 2004
recipient of the Trevor Slater Award, a career prize presented by the
International Society for Free Radical Research. Given once every two
years, this award recognizes a highly distinguished scientist who has
made exceptional contributions to free radical research, a field that
is critical for understanding such diseases as rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis,
ischemia/reperfusion injuries, cataracts, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's
disease, and many others. Babior directs research on how neutrophil cells
initiate the production of superoxide, hypochlorite, oxygen radicals,
singlet oxygen, ozone, and other reactive oxidants through phosphorylation
O'Malley and Dale Receive Graduate Fellowships
Kellogg School of Science and Technology graduate student Daniel O'Malley
has won the National Defense Science and Engineering Fellowship Award
for Graduate Study. The U.S. Department of Defense awards these fellowships
"to individuals who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude
for advanced training in science and engineering."
Kellogg School graduate student Trevor Dale has won a fellowship from
the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, which
provides support to "high-caliber scholars who are engaged in master's
or doctoral programs."
Endeavor Magazine Wins Crystal Award of Excellence
Scripps Research's Endeavor magazine has won the top honor from
the Communicator Awards, an international awards competition that recognizes
outstanding work in the field. The Endeavor issues published in
2003 won the Crystal Award of Excellence in the category of nonprofit
magazines. The 3,743 entries in the competition were judged by industry
professionals looking for "companies and individuals whose talent exceeds
a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for
Save Lives, Donate Blood
Human Resources is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, April 23, from
10 AM to 3:30 PM in the Human Resources Training Room, second floor, 3377
North Torrey Pines Court. To donate, you must be at least 17 years old,
in good health, and weigh at least 110 pounds. Check with Human Resources
about your eligibility if you have traveled to areas affected by malaria,
mad cow disease, or SARS.
A donation takes about an hour and proceeds as follows:
- Registration. You will be asked for your name, address, phone number,
and Social Security Number. Bring valid identification, such as a driver's
- Medical history and mini-physical. A medical interviewer will ask
you a series of confidential medical questions to determine your eligibility
to donate, then will check your temperature, pulse, blood pressure,
and iron level. (Low iron is the most common cause of blood donor deferral.)
- Donation. A nurse will draw blood using a sterile, single-use needle.
- Rest and refreshments. Enjoy fruit juice, donuts, and assorted snacks.
- Blood use. In the 24 hours after your visit, your blood donation
will be tested, typed, and separated into various components to be transfused
to up to three patients.
All blood donors will be awarded a chance to enter to win one of several
pairs of tickets to a Padres home game at Petco Park in May and a limited
edition "Are you my type?" T-shirt. Please contact Tatiana, x4-8534, or
Jan, x4-8825, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule an appointment or to request more information. Walk-ins are
welcome as openings are available.
Submissions for Scientific Report Due May 7
All submissions for the 2004 Scientific Report are due at noon
on Friday, May 7. You may submit your report in one of two ways:
1) By putting your submission on a disk and giving it with a printout
to your departmental administrator (as reports have been submitted in
2) By sending a file via email to Jann Coury of the Communications Office
at email@example.com and giving
a printout to your departmental administrator. Guidelines for submitting
reports are available at http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/sr2004guide.pdf.
In addition, for investigators who hold joint appointments in The Skaggs
Institute for Chemical Biology, the Skaggs Institute Report submissions
will be due Friday, September 10. Submission guidelines are available
online at: http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/sk2004guide.pdf.
Mother's Day Shopping at the Spring Craft Fair
The Spring Craft Fairfeaturing woodwork, orchids, pottery, grapevine
wreaths, baked goodies, jewelry, plants, and handcrafted African "Chondos"
bags for sale by Scripps Research employees—will be held from 11 AM to
2 PM on Thursday, April 29 in Immunology Galleria and walkway in front
of the Immunology Building. ScrippsAssists will hold a raffle to support
its projects. For more information, contact Bonnie Towle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits Reminder: 31 Days to Submit Status Changes
Benefits administration reminds you to submit a Benefits Coverage Change
Form to Human Resources within 31 days if you are enrolled in or eligible
for the Scripps Research medical plan and have a "status change." Status
changes that allow you to add coverage include marriage, attainment of
domestic partnership status, birth or adoption of a child, legal entry
of a dependent into the United States, or loss of other health coverage
for yourself or dependent. Status changes that allow you to drop coverage
include divorce, termination of domestic partnership status, dependent
reaching ineligible age/status, death of a dependent, or a dependent obtaining
If coverage is not added or dropped within 31 days of a status change,
you will be required to wait until the next Scripps Research Open Enrollment
period to make the change. A Benefits Coverage Change Form can be requested
by contacting Benefits Administration, x4-8487 or email@example.com,
or can be downloaded from Benefits
Administration Forms web page.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus
On Monday, April 19, Wednesday, April 21, and Friday, April 23, personnel
from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings,
Hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus vaccinations. 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.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
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Siemens Tees Off to Support Scripps Florida
Florida executives from Siemens Corporation teamed up with several of
their clients to compete in a friendly round of golf last month, raising
money to support The Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Florida. For
every stroke recorded during the tournament, Siemens donated one dollar
to the institute. At the end of the day, George Nolan (left), Siemens
president and CEO, presented Will Ray, Scripps Florida director of external
affairs, with a check for $6,610.