NARSD Selects Bartfai, Fish to Receive Awards
Two investigators at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Assistant
Professor Kenneth Fish and Professor Tamas Bartfai, were recently honored
by the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
(NARSAD), the largest non-governmental organization funding brain research
worldwide. Fish won a Young Investigator Award and Bartfai, a Distinguished
Investigator Award. Both Bartfai and Fish conduct their research at TSRI's
newly formed Harold L. Dorris Neurological Research Center, which Bartfai
2002 Scientific Report Now Available Online
The 2002 Scientific Report is now available online at http://www.scripps.edu/research/sr2002/.
2003 Scientific Report Submissions Due May 2
All submissions for the 2003 Scientific Report are due at noon
on Friday, May 2. This year, investigators may submit their report in
one of two ways: o By putting the submission on a disk and giving it with
a printout to the departmental administrator (as reports have been submitted
in the past), o By sending a file via email to Jann Coury of the Office
of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org
and giving a printout to the departmental administrator. PDF files of
the submission guidelines are also available online at http://www.scripps.edu/research/.
In addition, for investigators who hold joint appointments in The Skaggs
Institute for Chemical Biology, the Skaggs Institute submissions will
be due Friday, September 12. Letters and guidelines will be sent to the
members later this summer.
New English-as-a-Second-Language Class Begins
A new English-as-a-second-language class will begin Tuesday, April 22.
Instructor Cassandra Wadkin's class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 every Tuesday
evening in the Immunology Building West Conference Room. The price for
three months (12 classes) is $60. Each intermediate-level English class
is divided into speaking and listening, idioms and vocabulary, and reading
and writing. If you would like to improve your English communication skills
and better understand your friends and colleagues, movies, television
shows, and the news, this class is for you. The instructor uses movies,
games, television shows, grammar books, songs, drawing, and novels to
teach standard American English. For more information, please leave a
message at x4-2176.
Medical Plan Reminder: Emergency Treatment Benefits
If you are covered under the TSRI Medical Plan, you are required to contact
Principal at the number located on the back of your benefits card within
24 hours after being admitted to a hospital for emergency treatment in
order to receive the maximum in-network benefit. If you or one of your
dependents requires treatment for a medical emergency and cannot get to
a CCN provider, benefits for treatment received will be paid at the same
coinsurance rate as a network provider as long as Principal is notified
within 24 hours of hospital admission. Please note that not all emergency
room physicians of a CCN network hospital are in the CCN network. If you
see the attending emergency physician for follow up treatment, that physician
must be in the CCN network in order for you to receive the maximum level
of coverage. For more information, refer to the Summary
Plan Descriptions or call the Benefits Line at x4-8487.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus
On Monday, April 28, Wednesday, April 30, and Friday, May 2, personnel
from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings,
Hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations. 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, and 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, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations 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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