Scripps, PNC To Host ‘Food For Thought’ Lunch Series

Scripps Research Institute and PNC Wealth Management are hosting the PNC “Food For Thought” Lunch Series.

These monthly events, sponsored by PNC Wealth Management, will take place Feb. 9, March 6 and April 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Scripps Florida’s O’Keeffe Founders Suite.

The PNC “Food For Thought” Lunch Series will be thought-provoking luncheons with world-renowned scientists from Scripps Florida. The presentations will include topics such as obesity, healthy aging, natural products and infectious diseases.

Tickets for the series cost $500, or $1,000 at the benefactor level. To request tickets, or for more information, call (561) 228-2015. All proceeds will support the research of the scientists presenting at the luncheons.

The event chair is Nancy Hart, and the committee includes Jeffrey Barr, John Cross, Louise Cross, Josephine Faso, Ileene Fisher, Jeffrey Fisher, Irv Geffen, Dr. Stephen Gottlieb, Joel Hart, Suzanne Holmes, Todd Huffman, Leanna Landsmann, Kristin Lidinsky, Laurie Luskin, Joanne McQuigg, Andy Pargh, Jillian Percella, Joanne Pinciss, Ellen Tansey and Peter Weisz.

The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit organizations focusing on research in the biomedical sciences. Over the past decades, Scripps Research has developed a long track record of major contributions to science and health, and has laid the foundation for treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, hemophilia and other diseases.

The institute employs about 3,000 people on its campuses in La Jolla, Calif., and Jupiter, where its renowned scientists — including three Nobel laureates — work toward their next discoveries.

The institute’s graduate program, which awards doctoral degrees in biology and chemistry, ranks among the top 10 of its kind in the nation.

ABOVE: The ‘Food for Thought’ luncheon series is being organized by an event committee led by Nancy Hart.