Vol 5. Issue 20 / June 20, 2005

In Brief

Chiang Wins California Breast Cancer Research Award
Graduate student Kyle Chiang of the Cravatt lab has been awarded a two-year grant from the California Breast Cancer Research Program, which administers funding for breast cancer research from the State of California. Chiang's project is titled "Integrated Proteomic and Metabolic Analysis of Breast Cancer."

ScrippsAssists Wins Volunteer Heroes Award
ScrippsAssists, the Scripps Research employee volunteer organization, won the eighth Annual Volunteer Heroes Award from the Senior Community Centers, whose mission is to help meet the basic needs of high-risk seniors living in downtown San Diego. The award was presented to ScrippsAssists representatives at a luncheon at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel last month. The group Friends of Downtown shared the honor.

Library Tip: Sign Up for Grant Alerts
Keep up to date on grants, fellowships, and other funding opportunities—sign up for Illinois Researcher Information Service (IRIS) email alerts and receive daily, weekly, or monthly updates, delivered right to your desktop. Customize your profile to meet your scientific interests, academic qualifications, and citizenship status. For more information, go to Grant Information on the Kresge Library web site or contact a Kresge Library staff member at helplib@scripps.edu.

Wanted: Participants for ElderhelpCare Walk
ScrippsAssists is looking for participants and volunteers for the ElderhelpCare Walk Strides for Seniors, which will be held on Sunday July 10, at 7:30 AM at Leggs Course in Balboa Park. The five-kilometer walk/run and one-mile senior stroll will raise money for ElderHelp, a non-profit organization committed to offering quality social services that help seniors live independently. More information on the event can be found at www.stridesforseniors.com. Please contact Helen Plutner, at plutnerh@scripps.edu, if you would like to sign up to walk.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, June 27, Wednesday, June 29, and Friday, July 1, 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 CVN Building in Room 209, 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.


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