In Brief

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.

Traffic Update
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 Toastmasters—which provides a supportive and positive environment to develop communication and leadership skills—recently 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 Toastmasters website.

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 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.