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July 28, 1990 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a whirlwind courtship, Scripps Memorial Hospitals and Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation have agreed to unify next Jan. 1, leaving Sharp HealthCare as the jilted party in a health-care triangle. The surprise union announced Friday would create the largest health-care concern in San Diego County, an $820-million-a-year conglomerate that would be the county's No. 2 non-governmental employer.
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August 18, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Dr. Charles Edwards, a major figure in public health issues as a federal official and later as president of the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego, died Aug. 7 at his home in La Jolla after a lengthy illness. He was 87. Edwards, the son of a country doctor from Nebraska, served as a Navy surgeon for combat Marines during the Korean War and later joined the faculty at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., and then the staff of the American Medical Assn.
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October 13, 1988 | HILLIARD HARPER
You can almost hear the cries of public outrage should the San Diego Unified Port District consider installing William Tucker's 13-foot-high cast bronze sculpture, "Okeanos," on port lands. Called "a work of astonishing power and distinction" by Robert Hughes in Time magazine, "Okeanos" resembles--well, you name it--a formless creature, a wave, or various bodily organs.
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August 7, 2010 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Donald P. Shiley, who was the co-inventor of an artificial valve that revolutionized heart surgery and who later used his fortune to support medical research, the arts and education, has died. He was 90. Shiley died July 31 in San Diego after several years of failing health, including the eye disorder macular degeneration. Shiley donated tens of millions of dollars to San Diego's blue-chip institutions: the Old Globe Theatre, UC San Diego, KPBS public radio and television, Scripps Clinic and the University of San Diego.
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July 28, 1990 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a whirlwind courtship, Scripps Memorial Hospitals and Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation have agreed to unify next Jan. 1, leaving Sharp HealthCare as the jilted party in a health-care triangle. The surprise union announced Friday will create the largest health-care concern in San Diego County, an $820-million-a-year conglomerate that will be the county's No. 2 non-governmental employer.
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January 19, 1989 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation has acquired nearly 21 acres of raw land across from its existing plant for $16.1 million to develop a biotech and research facility. The new property nearly doubles the size of the existing 25-acre campus on Torrey Pines Mesa, giving the booming institution room to grow into the next century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1990 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Researchers at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation have received a $1-million grant to try to discover the biochemical secrets of a mysterious disease that afflicts an estimated 450,000 Americans, most of them women. The 3-year grant represents a significant new effort by the National Institutes of Health to find out the origins of the condition, interstitial cystitis, Scripps physicians said.
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March 12, 1991 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation had its patent rights restored Monday by a special federal appellate court in a long-running dispute over whether biotech giant Genentech Inc. infringed on Scripps' patent for an anti-hemophilia drug. At stake are Scripps Clinic's claims to patent royalties on all manufactured forms of the substance, called Factor VIII, and Genentech's ability to recoup its investment in making the protein with genetic engineering techniques.
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May 25, 1989 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
In an unusual move to grab a star scientist, UC San Diego and the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic have hired a noted organic chemist to become both a UCSD professor and head of Scripps' new chemistry department. Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, 42, will move to the two institutions in September from the University of Pennsylvania. He rejected an offer to join the faculty at Yale University to come to San Diego, said Murray Goodman, a UCSD chemistry professor. The jointly funded appointment represents an arrangement that is being tried for the first time by UCSD and Scripps.
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February 4, 1988 | RAYMOND L. SANCHEZ
A Scripps Clinic scientist studying the effects of alcohol consumption on the human fetus was awarded a $6.1-million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Floyd Bloom heads the Scripps Clinic neuroscience and endocrinology division and directs a team of 75 scientists from three institutions examining the molecular, cellular and behavioral changes caused by severe alcohol consumption. He was awarded the five-year grant Jan. 10.
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September 11, 1992
Two local medical facilities are offering free services this month, officials announced. Children's Hospital will hold an immunization clinic for children of all ages from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at 3030 Children's Way. It is part of the county's effort to increase the number of children under age 2 who are immunized. Parents should bring child's immunization card to be updated. The free clinics will be held every other month. The immunizations will include a shot for pertussis, or whooping cough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1992
I was disappointed by the meager coverage given to two outstanding groups of local students ("La Jolla High Again Wins Competition," May 19). The article appears as a small box on page B4. The article outlines the La Jolla High School's science team capturing first place for the second straight year in the National Science Olympiad competition. The team from Bell Junior High School came in second in its division. Though four students from La Jolla won gold medals, not one is mentioned by name.
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May 19, 1992 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In two separate research projects, scientists in San Diego and at the National Cancer Institute reported Monday encouraging results with two new drugs in the treatment of a relatively rare, lethal form of leukemia. In a preliminary study, a single treatment with a new drug apparently has caused complete remissions among many patients stricken with hairy cell leukemia, a Scripps Clinic researcher reported. Reporting on results of a trial with 144 patients with hairy cell leukemia, Dr.
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December 31, 1991 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was listed as seriously ill Monday in the intensive care unit of Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation after experiencing heart failure and undergoing a procedure to open a blocked artery. The 81-year-old Roman Catholic missionary and Nobel Prize winner is responding to treatment but will be hospitalized for at least a week, clinic spokeswoman Sue Pondrom said.
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December 18, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blue Cross-Blue Shield, which has been sued by patients nationwide who have demanded that the insurance company pay for an experimental breast cancer treatment, will now fund the treatment as part of a national study being conducted at Scripps Clinic and other facilities. The action marks the first time a private insurer has agreed to fund experimental research, company officials said.
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March 12, 1991 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation had its patent rights restored Monday by a special federal appellate court in a long-running dispute over whether biotech giant Genentech Inc. infringed on Scripps' patent for an anti-hemophilia drug. At stake are Scripps Clinic's claims to patent royalties on all manufactured forms of the substance, called Factor VIII, and Genentech's ability to recoup its investment in making the protein with genetic engineering techniques.
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April 13, 1988 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, Times Staff Writer
How will the marshaling of medical resources to treat AIDS in the next few years affect hospitals, insurers and the public? Is prenatal care for indigent pregnant women more worthy of public funding than high-tech organ transplants? How can the wide disparity in the availability of medical services in the United States be eliminated? The Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and San Diego State University announced Tuesday that they are establishing a think tank to address such questions.
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January 4, 1991 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signing a historic agreement on a page marked with a Post-It, top officials of two institutions founded by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps united Thursday to create the first of an expected string of health care conglomerates in San Diego County.
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October 6, 1990 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grossmont Hospital District and Sharp HealthCare began formal talks on joining forces Friday, marking another chapter in hospital merger-mania in San Diego County. The announcement came exactly 10 weeks after Scripps Clinic stunned Sharp by deciding to unify with Scripps Memorial Hospitals after long negotiations with Sharp. An announcement from Grossmont Friday afternoon alluded to that turnabout.
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