Bruce Beutler to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Bruce Beutler will speak
on "Genetic Dissection of Innate Immunity," as part of the Faculty Lecture
Series on Wednesday, April 17. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the
Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.
Skaggs Lectures to Address Drug Discovery
TSRI Professor Tamas Bartfai will be speaking as part of the Drug Discovery
Seminar Series, sponsored by The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology
and hosted by Skaggs Institute Director Julius Rebek, Jr. Talks will include:
"Development of Drug Discovery Paradigms in Big Pharma Over the
Last 100 Years," on Thursday, April 25;
"Target-Based Drug Discovery," on Thursday, May 2;
"Selection of Clinical Candidates: Multiple Pressures," on Thursday,
All lectures will be held from 5 to 6:30 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater
of Green Hospital.
National Defense University Students Visit TSRI
TSRI hosted a one-day symposium about basic research on April 4 for students
of the National Defense University's Industrial College of the Armed Forces,
an educational institution established to study national resource management.
TSRI speakers included: Robin Clark (formerly Goldsmith), vice president
of communications; Thomas Northrup, associate patent counsel; Ben Neuman,
research associate in the Department of Neuropharmacology; Bruce Torbett,
associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine;
Gerald Joyce, professor in the Department of Molecular Biology; and Martin
Friedlander, associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology. The
students, who are either military officers or government officials, are
completing a Master's program designed to prepare them for senior management
positions in the United States Department of Defense.
CIMBio Hosts Open House
All TSRI employees (and scientific neighbors) are invited to the Center
for Integrative Molecular Biosciences (CIMBio) open house on Wednesday,
April 10, 11 AM to 3 PM. CIMBio is located in the CarrAmerica B Building,
3215 Merryfield Row, on the East campus. The open house will provide the
opportunity for self-guided tours of the facility and discussions with
scientific staff. Refreshments will be provided.
Career Workshops: "The Academic Life" and "Getting What You Want"
TSRI's Office of Graduate Studies, the Society of Fellows, and the
Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department, and The University
of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Career Services and Office of Graduate
Studies and Research join forces to bring you the 2002 Career Workshop
Series. Featured speakers are Associate Director Mary Morris Heiberger
and Graduate Student Counselor Julia Miller Vick of University of Pennsylvania
Career Services, co-authors of "The Academic Job Search Handbook."
Workshop 1, "The Academic Life: Issues for Women Graduate Students and
Postdocs," will be held Tuesday, April 16, from 2:30 to 4 PM in the Horizon
Room, UCSD Career Services Center.
Workshop 2, "Getting What You Want: Job Search Strategy for the Academic
Market," will be held Wednesday, April 17, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in The
Valerie Timken Amphitheater, second floor, Scripps Green Hospital 10666
N. Torrey Pines Road.
Questions about TSRI Publication Preparation?
PDF files of the guidelines for the preparation of this year's Scientific
Report, Skaggs Institute Report, and the Faculty Database are now available
2002 Scientific Report Guidelines: http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/scirepguide2002.pdf
2002 Skaggs Institute Scientific Report Guidelines: http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/skaggsguide2002.pdf
2002 Faculty Database Guidelines: http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/facultydata2002.pdf
The due date for the Scientific Report and Faculty Database is Friday,
May 3. Principal investigators who hold joint appointments in the Skaggs
Institute for Chemical Biology are asked to submit an additional report
for the Skaggs Institute, due Friday, September 13.
Mother's Day to follow Spring Craft Fair
This year, the Spring Craft Fair will be held shortly before Mother's
Dayon Thursday, May 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM in the Immunology Galleria.
The crafts for sale will include jewelry, homemade soaps, gift baskets,
airplants, chocolates, table runners, handmade quilts, children's clothing,
cards, and wall hangings. For more information, contact Bonnie Towle,
x4-2146 or e-mail email@example.com.
Prescriptions by Mail
The TSRI Prescription Plan through Advanced PCS enables employees to use
the PCS Mail Order Pharmacy. This mail order option is a quick and easy
way to fill medications that are taken on a regular basis. Employees may
receive a 90-day supply with a co-payment of $30 for brand name or $14
for generic medications. Mail order prescription forms may be obtained
from PCS, Human Resources, or online under Benefits Administration. For
more information, please contact Benefits Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, April 15, Wednesday, April 17, and Friday, April 19, personnel
from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings,
Hepatitis B immunizations, and serum draws. The clinics will be conducted
at the Administrative Offices (3301 North Torrey Pines Court) on the P1
level from 11 AM to 2 PM. No appointments are necessary.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving
the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday; individuals
screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the
TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but Hepatitis B
immunization and serum draws will be. To learn more about these programs,
see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page,
which includes a map and patient information sheets.
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