Vol 9. Issue 31 / October 19, 2009


Michael Pollard Selected to Give Randolph Memorial Lecture
K. Michael Pollard, associate professor of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, will give the Theron Randolph Memorial Lecture at the 44th annual meeting of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical aspects of humans and their environment. The meeting, which will be held from October 29 to November 1, 2009, in Chandler (Phoenix), Arizona, will focus on topics related to "The Body under Siege: Inflammation and Autoimmunity." Pollard's talk is entitled "The Immunology and Genetics of Environmentally Induced Autoimmunity."

Three Kellogg School Students Win NSF Fellowships
Three students at the Scripps Research Kellogg School of Science and Technology — Ashley Pratt of the MacRae lab, Amanda Wolfe of the Boger lab, and Christopher Hale, who is currently conducting a lab rotation in the Nicolaou lab — have won National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowships this year. These competitive awards for students at the early stages of graduate study provide three years of support and are intended to ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the United States.

Peter Kuhn to Discuss "Novel Approaches to Monitoring the Spread of Cancer Cells"
Scripps Research Professor Peter Kuhn will give a free public lecture, titled "Novel Approaches to Monitoring the Spread of Cancer Cells—Finding the Needle in the Haystack to Develop Specialized Treatments," on Thursday, October 29 at 6 PM. Kuhn will be joined by a breast cancer survivor who will share her thoughts from the patient's point of view. The presentation and discussion is part of Scripps Research's "Frontiers in Science" series and will be followed by a reception. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego (where complimentary self-parking is available).

While the evening is open free to the public, seating is limited. Those wishing to attend should RSVP to Madeline Fenner, (858) 784-2915 or mfenner@scripps.edu. For details on Kuhn's work, please visit http://cancer.scripps.edu.

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Morehouse Students Tour California Campus

Students from Atlanta's Morehouse College, the only all-male historically black institution of higher learning in the United States, recently visited the Scripps Research California campus as part of a graduate school tour sponsored by the Minority Biomedical Research Support-Research Initiative for Science Enhancement. (Photo by Marisela Chevez.)