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.
Bloodborne Pathogen Training to Be Held April 22
Cal-OSHA regulations require that all employees working with human blood,
human blood products, and human cell lines attend an annual training session.
Environmental Health and Safety will be offering such training on Monday,
April 22, at 1 PM in the Committee Lecture Hall.
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.
TSRI Publications Posted Online
The 2001 Scientific Report, the annual overview of TSRI's scientific achievements,
is now available online at: http://www.scripps.edu/research/sr2001/.
The 2001 Skaggs Report, the annual compendium of The Skaggs Institute
for Chemical Biology's accomplishments, is also available online at:
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.
Medical Plan Covers Mental Health
Benefits Administration would like to remind medical plan participants
that up to 40 outpatient visits per year are covered through the United
Behavioral Health (UBH) mental health program. Outpatient visits to an
in-network provider (which require pre-authorization) require a $20 co-payment;
outpatient visits to a non-network provider require a 50 percent co-payment.
Inpatient services include psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment.
For further details, please call Benefits Administration, x4-8487.
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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