The Palm Beach Civic Association (PBCA) is thrilled to bring Steve Kay, the new president of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and over 14 Scripps Florida research scientists, to address their membership at a cocktail reception on Thursday, December 17th at 4:30 pm, at the Colony Hotel.
An internationally renowned expert on genes and circadian rhythms, Mr. Kay’s work has been highlighted in Science magazine’s “Breakthroughs of the Year” on three separate occasions. Mr. Kay has also founded several biotechnology companies, most recently Reset Therapeutics, a San Francisco-based drug development corporation.
Mr. Kay will discuss how Scripps Florida is uncovering the latest developments in cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, addiction and depression, while the scientists will delve deeper into their specific areas of research. There will be an informal question and answer session, with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, after Mr. Kay’s presentation.
“Scripps Florida represents a vital segment of biomedical research that is consistent with our mission to protect and enhance the special quality of life in the Town of Palm Beach,” said Bob Wright, Chairman and CEO of PBCA.
The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world's largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. A division of TSRI, Scripps Florida is dedicated to basic biomedical research that seeks to decipher the most fundamental processes of life. The state-of-the-art 350,000-square-foot facility employs more than 600 people in Jupiter.
An outgrowth of the Scripps Metabolic Clinic founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, The Scripps Research Institute is internationally recognized for its contributions to science and health, including its role in laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia and other diseases. It employs more than 250 full-time faculty – including two Nobel laureates – on its campuses in La Jolla, California and Jupiter, Florida. TSRI's graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in both biology and chemistry, consistently ranks among the top 10 of its kind in the nation, according to US News & World Report.
Attendance at the event is limited to Palm Beach Civic Association members. To become a member and attend the Scripps reception, contact the Civic Association at 561-655-0820.
Scripps Florida, along with Good Samaritan Medical Center and the Everglades Foundation, is a Civic Association major corporate partner this year.
About The Palm Beach Civic Association
Palm Beach is known throughout the world for its exquisite beauty and elegance. The Palm Beach Civic Association is dedicated to ensuring the town retains that special quality of life. Founded in 1944, the Palm Beach Civic Association provides timely e-news, publications, bulletins, and updates; stimulating forums, receptions, and community-wide events; and meetings with elected officials, consultants, community leaders, and town staff. The Palm Beach Civic Association plays an important role in protecting, preserving, and enhancing this exceptional island community.
About The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. TSRI is internationally recognized for its contributions to science and health, including its role in laying the foundation for new treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia, and other diseases. An institution that evolved from the Scripps Metabolic Clinic founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps in 1924, the institute now employs about 2,700 people on its campuses in La Jolla, CA, and Jupiter, FL, where its renowned scientists—including two Nobel laureates—work toward their next discoveries. The institute's graduate program, which awards PhD degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top ten of its kind in the nation. For more information, see www.scripps.edu.