Sherman to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute Professor Linda Sherman will
speak on "Using an Autoimmune Disease to Inform Immunotherapy,"
on Wednesday, January 14, as part of the Faculty Lecture Series.
The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater,
Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.
Starting Friday, December 12, construction work hours for
the city's sewer project will take place from 7 AM to 4 PM,
Monday through Friday. The added hours will help to expedite
work along the La Jolla Village Drive segment of the project.
Toastmasters Club Elects New Officers
SOS Toastmasterswhich provides a supportive and
positive environment to develop communication and leadership
skillsrecently elected new officers: Jeff Zimpleman,
president; Editha Bornales, vice president of education; Rita
Noronha, VP public relations, Barbara Calabrese, VP membership;
Kathy Spencer, secretary; Valerie Moreau, treasurer; and Romyr
Dominique, sergeant-of-arms. Scripps Research employees are
invited to attend meetings, held on the first three Tuesdays
of the month, 12:15 to 1:15 PM, third floor, Beckman building.
More information is available at the SOS
Tuition Reimbursement Deadline Is January 31
Tuition reimbursement requests for courses completed during
the 2003 calendar year must be received in Human Resources
by January 31, 2004 at 5 PM. No requests will be accepted
after this date. Scripps Research will reimburse eligible
employees up to $2,500 for courses completed in 2003 that
have met all of the requirements for this benefit. The tuition
reimbursement form, which lists all of the information required,
is available on the Scripps Research website at www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/forms/tuition.pdf.
Contact Lisa Barker, x4-9212, with questions.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws,
and Tetanus Immunizations
On Monday, January 5, Wednesday, January 7, and Friday, January
9, 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.
Winter Break for News&Views
News&Views will not be published on December 29
and January 5 due to the winter holidays. The next issue will
be published by Monday, January 12.