U-T San Diego: Scripps Research to look at other financial options
Scripps Research to look at other financial options
By Bradley J. Fikes and Hieu Tran Phan
June 27, 2014
Amid faculty opposition to having The Scripps Research Institute merge or be taken over by the University of Southern California, the institute’s board chairman has announced a broader review of financial options for the biomedical powerhouse in La Jolla.
Starting next week, a committee of trustees, administrators and researchers will meet to “thoughtfully and comprehensively evaluate the best path forward,” chairman Dick Gephardt said in a letter posted Friday on the institute’s web site. He added that the group’s discussions “will take as long as necessary to achieve success.”
The panel’s 14 members include Gephardt; institute president and CEO Michael Marletta; James Paulson, head of the cell and molecular biology department; and Thomas Kodadek, a chemistry professor at the institute’s satellite campus in Jupiter, Fla.
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