Science & Justice Series

On May 25, Salk held the inaugural event in the new Science & Justice Series, a unique opportunity to learn about the intersection of and contradictions between science and law. During the event, Salk Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mallory Zaslav and General Counsel Julia Miller hosted Salk Professor Thomas Albright and civil rights lawyer Peter Neufeld, cofounder of The Innocence Project. They discussed the latest research on visual perception and memory, how that influences forensic identification decisions, and what that means for justice in our criminal legal system.

Salk Honors International Women’s Day

On March 7, Salk members gathered to celebrate the achievements women have made socially, economically, culturally, and politically in our world, and challenged participants to embrace equity and broaden and deepen the impact of women. Salk’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion team and the Salk Women & Science program hosted “Accelerating Women’s Path to Impact,” a networking event that focused on building and leveraging dynamic networks to fuel and bolster career development.

Salk community learns about the legacy of Jonas Salk

On March 29, the Institute was honored to host Jonathan and Peter Salk, sons of founder Jonas Salk. Jonathan shared personal reflections, writings, and photos of their father. The program included a live chat with former Salk President Rusty Gage and questions from Salk scientists and staff.

Padres Pedal the Cause

In this year’s Padres Pedal the Cause event on April 18, Team Salk Cancer Center raised more than $44,000 for local cancer research, which includes projects on Salk’s campus. Pedal the Cause is Curebound’s largest annual fundraising event, with participants biking, running, walking, and spinning to support cancer research. Since 2013, the event has raised $20 million and funded 73 collaborative research projects in San Diego, including six clinical trials.

Big Tree Book signing

The Salk Institute, Salk’s Harnessing Plants Initiative, and Warwick’s, the country’s oldest continuously family-owned and -operated bookstore, teamed up to host an exclusive book talk and signing featuring acclaimed children’s author Brian Selznick and Salk Professor Joseph Noel on May 8. After the talk, a reception was held while children participated in a seed-planting activity.

Lustgarten Walk for Research

On March 26, the Lustgarten Foundation hosted Walk for Research, a 1K stroll around the Salk Institute followed by conversation with Salk researchers. The Lustgarten Foundation works to raise the critical funds and awareness needed to transform pancreatic cancer into a curable disease. All proceeds from the event fund lifesaving pancreatic cancer research.

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