Oldstone Receives Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award
Michael B. A. Oldstone, professor in the Department of Neuropharmacology
and head of the Division of Virology, received the Pioneer in NeuroVirology
Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology this week in Baltimore.
The award recognizes outstanding individual achievement in the field.
Barbas Listed in ISI Update
As an indication that his papers are highly cited, the Institute for Scientific
Information's (ISI) Essential Science Indicators recent update lists Professor
Carlos F. Barbas, III as the scientist "achieving entrance into the database
with the highest number of total citations" in the field of immunology.
ISI Essential Science Indicators is a web-based data file reflecting upwards
of 7 million papers in the last decade. See http://www.in-cites.com/newentrants/august2003.html.
Barton to Speak on "DNA Charge Transport Chemistry and Biology"
Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of
Chemistry at The California Institute of Technology will speak on "DNA
Charge Transport Chemistry and Biology" on Friday, September 19, at 11:00
AM. The event will take place at the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps
Green Hospital. Barton was invited by TSRI Professor Jamie Williamson
of the Department of Chemistry Lecture Series and the Network for Women
in Science at TSRI. In addition to lecturing, she will meet with faculty
and have lunch with NWiS members.
TSRI Offers Anonymous Reporting of Ethics Violations
TSRI has instituted an anonymous reporting system that enables employees
to file a confidential report with an independent third party, Ethicspoint,
a company that provides a 24-hour toll-free hotline. This hotline should
be used to report: accounting and auditing improprieties, conflicts of
interest, the diversion of products or business opportunities, embezzlement,
falsification of contracts or records, fraud, improper giving or receiving
of gifts, improper lobbying or political contributions, improper supplier
or contractor activity, insider trading, misuse of TSRI resources, scientific
misconduct, or theft. Other concerns, such as those involving grievances,
discrimination, privacy violations, unsafe working conditions, or substance
abuse, should be brought to the attention of the relevant TSRI party,
often a supervisor, department chair, or member of the Human Resources
Department. For further information, instructions on how to file a report,
or resource material, see: http://www.scripps.edu/services/anonreporting/.
Ethics in Science Course Coming Up
TSRI's annual Ethics in Science course will be presented by Thomas Northrup,
of TSRI's Office of Patent Counsel, on Tuesday, September 16, and again
on Tuesday, September 23, from 9 AM to noon. Both classes will be held
in the Scripps Green Hospital's Valerie Timken Amphitheater. Registration
forms and information have been mailed to all new research associates.
All research associates/postdoctoral fellows who have not previously attended
the course at TSRI are required to register for one of these classes.
For information, contact Ruth Stewart, x4-9390, in the TSRI Office of
"Getting Financially Organized"
Benefits Administration is pleased to announce a seminar "Getting
Financially Organized" by representatives of TIAA-CREF Tuesday, September
9, from noon to 1 PM. If organizing your personal finances has left you
dazed and confused, this is the workshop for you. This presentation will
give you some ideas on how to manage your personal finances, address how
long you should keep important papers (i.e., tax forms, bank statements,
etc.), and suggest some simple steps for planning your financial future.
The event will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center
for Chemical Sciences.
Learn about Tables in Word
Have you had trouble setting tabs in a table cell? Do you know how to
top align, center align, or bottom align your text within a cell? Did
you know that Word uses tables to hold data for merged documents? If you
have a good foundation in Word tables, you'll have an easier time laying
out text and graphics on a web page.
If you would like to learn more about Tables in Word, sign up for the
Tables class on Tuesday, September 16, from 8:30 to 11 AM. If you would
like to learn more about Windowseven if you're a Mac usersign
up for the Windows Basics class on Wednesday, September 24. The class
sign-up form is available at http://www.scripps.edu/rc/training/dapps_signup.html.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus
On Monday, September 15, Wednesday, September 17, and Friday, September
19, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site 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.
Look for Next News&Views September 15
The next issue of News&Views will be posted by Monday, September
15 and will be continue to be published weekly throughout the academic
year. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday
at noon for the following Monday's publication.
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