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From Professor Blackmond

Donna G. Blackmond, PhD, NAE, NAS
The John C. Martin Endowed Chair in Chemistry, Professor and Department Chair of Chemistry Scripps Research

Supporting Growth for Women in Science | Inaugural Travel Awards Notification

Scripps Research

Dear friends,

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your generous support of the work we’re doing at Scripps Research. Your meaningful gifts toward Supporting Growth for Women in Science have been instrumental in endowing this fund for current and future generations of young female researchers. 

As a scientist at Scripps Research, this cause is especially close to my heart. I originally established this fund in hopes of helping scientists early in their careers gain access to scientific conferences, where significant exchanges of ideas and resources take place. I’m excited to share with you that the first recipients of the Supporting Growth for Women in Science fund have been named. In the following pages, you’ll have a chance to learn more about these four exceptional young scientists. 

I know from firsthand experience how essential it is to be in the same room with other scientists, discussing new ideas, solving problems and gaining special connections and potential collaborators. Attending scientific conferences as a young scientist is so inspirational and empowers you to grow as a researcher and professional. I wanted to create this endowed fund to allow my colleagues to experience conferences without financial concerns. 

Because of your generosity, this fund can continue to provide pivotal resources for young female scientists for generations to come. Thank you so very much for helping make this a reality. 

With gratitude