Extra, Extra: Press Covers TSRI Expansion
The Scripps Research Institute's plans to open a campus
in Palm Beach County, Florida continues to be covered extensively
in the press. The most complete coverage has been provided by
the Florida papers. Palm
Beach Post headlines during the past week have included:
"Scripps Chooses Mecca Farms Site," "$200 Million Set for Scripps,
"Central Florida Groups on Board," and "Area Developers Jockey
to Lure Research Center." Sun-Sentinel stories have included
Throws Weight Behind Scripps Proposal" and "Orlando
Can Keep Disney World, We'll Take Scripps."
Cravatt Featured in Genomics & Proteomics
TSRI Associate Professor Benjamin Cravatt is featured in a
cover story of Genomics and Proteomics this month, "Cannabinoid
Enzymes and Chemical Proteomics." .
Lunch & Learn: "How to Get Your Partner to Help Around
Clinical psychologist Jeff Jones of the TSRI Counseling and
Postdoctoral Services Department will present "How to Get
Your Partner to Help Around the House," as part of the ongoing
Lunch & Learn seminar series, on Wednesday, October 22, from
noon to 1 PM. The seminar will address trends in housework,
the "division of labor" in the household, and practical strategies
for resolving the "housework hassles." The event will be held
in the W. M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical
Sciences. For more information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
Benefits Administration to Hold Open Enrollment, Benefits
Benefits Administration will hold Open Enrollment via an online
system from Monday, November 3 through Friday, November 14.
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for participants
to make changes to their benefit selections and, if eligible,
enroll (or re-enroll) in Health Care and/or Dependent Care
Spending Accounts for the following calendar year. Instructions
on how to access the online system will be mailed to the homes
of all eligible participants by November 3. Kiosks will be
available in Human Resources for employees who DO NOT have
A Benefits Fair on Wednesday, November 5, from 10 AM to 1
PM in the Immunology Galleria will feature representatives
from each of the companies providing benefits, as well as
Human Resources staff. Refreshments will be served and a raffle
will be held. In addition, question and answer sessions with
Human Resources staff will be held in six TSRI buildings during
the Open Enrollment period. There will also be informational
sessions for the Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts
and Long Term Care Insurance. A calendar
of Open Enrollment events is available online.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws,
and Tetanus Vaccinations
On Monday, October 20, Wednesday, October 22, and Friday,
October 24, 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 available.
To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental
Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page, which
includes a map and patient information sheets.