Vol 7. Issue 2 / January 22, 2007


Linda Curtiss Wins Distinguished Achievement Award
Linda Curtiss, a professor in the Scripps Research Department of Immunology, has received the American Heart Association's Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Distinguished Achievement Award.

The association honored Curtiss for "immense contributions to the council for many years," according to Alan Daugherty, chair of the council and Gill Foundation Chair of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Kentucky. "Under her leadership, the council has made great strides," he said.

The council presents its Distinguished Achievement Award annually to a member who has made "substantial professional contributions" to arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, or vascular biology and substantial contributions to the council.

Curtiss's research examines the role of innate immunity in atherosclerosis using bone marrow transplantation in atherosclerosis models. Curitss (Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle) is currently associate editor of the Journal of Lipid Research, an editorial board member of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and an adjunct professor at San Diego State University.

Kellogg School Receives Title 38 Approval
The Scripps Research Kellogg School of Science and Technology has received approval from the State of California's Department of Consumer Affairs to train veterans and eligible persons under Title 38 of U.S. Code (Veterans' Benefits). The approval enables eligible Ph.D. candidates to receive veterans' benefits.


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