December 8-14 is National Influenza Vaccination Week.
The week-long emphasis on flu vaccination was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering
greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
National Influenza Vaccination Week provides an opportunity for public health professionals, health care professionals, health
advocates, communities, and families from across the country to work together to promote flu vaccination before the traditional winter peak in flu activity.
LifeScience Moment: Philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps founded the Scripps Metabolic Clinic."
On December 11, 1924, philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, inspired in part by the discovery of insulin, founded the Scripps Metabolic Clinic,
a specialized facility to diagnose, treat, and investigate diabetes and other disorders of metabolism.
The clinic was initially part of Scripps Memorial Hospital (founded in September of the same year), which was run by Dr. James Sherrill.
Today, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is one of the world's largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the
It's a Small World
"Why are things as they are and not otherwise?"
Johannes Kepler, German astronomer