San Diego County Credit Union sponsors the Salk Institute’s Explore Salk
Annual community event celebrated life-changing discoveries and new therapies
SDCCU was a proud sponsor of Salk Institute’s Explore Salk. The community event, held April 16, featured a free, behind-the-scenes, open house with tours of the world-renowned Salk Institute, located at 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. It commemorated more than five decades of pioneering research that has led to life-changing discoveries and new therapies at Salk.
“SDCCU is proud to be a part of Explore Salk, which celebrated the Salk labs where tomorrow’s cures are being developed,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We are especially proud to support the Salk Institute’s focus both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers.”
The event featured guided lab tours, interactive events and scientific talks presented by Salk Institute’s eminent investigators and the Salk Education Outreach program provided a family area offering hands-on activities for children and adults. A health and wellness festival was set up on the campus featuring family activities and a variety of vendor booths, including financial services from SDCCU and free health screenings from Scripps Health.
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative and creative environment. Over the decades, Salk scientists have made groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology and related disciplines. Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.
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