Lunch and Learn: "Welcome to California: Navigating the
Roads and Your Vehicle"
David Skaien and Elaine Beno of the Auto Club of Southern
California will give a workshop entitled "Welcome to California:
Navigating the Roads and Your Vehicle" on Wednesday, March
24, from noon to 1 PM as part of the ongoing Lunch and Learn
seminar series. Topics include vehicle registration, mandatory
smog requirements, road conditions, tires, fuel conservation,
and the "five vital fluids." The speakers will also address
the questions of how to develop a maintenance strategy plan,
detect breakdown symptoms, and locate a trustworthy mechanic.
Participants are invited to stay for questions and an under-the-hood
survey of a vehicle engine. The event will be held in the
W.M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences,
and was arranged by Jan Hill of Counseling and Postdoctoral
Services. No reservations are necessary.
Latte Lovers Delight
A new coffee cart selling specialty coffees, such as lattes,
mochas, and espressos, opened this week in front of the Immunology
Building. "We've had a good response," says Andrew Shih of
the cafeteria, who had the idea for the cart with his wife,
Yung. "We're offering European-style coffeepeople can
taste the difference."
The SOS Toastmasters Club, which helps individuals develop
a successful public speaking style, will meet Tuesday, March
9, at 12:15 PM, on the third floor conference room of the
Reminder: Mental Health Benefit
Benefits Administration would like to remind all Scripps Research
medical plan participants of the mental health benefit provided
through United Behavioral Health (UBH). Participants and their
dependents are covered for up to 40 outpatient visits per
year. Outpatient visits to an in-network provider, which require
pre-authorization by UBH, entail a $20 co-payment. (For Scripps
Research graduate students and their dependents, authorized
in-network visits are covered in full.) Outpatient visits
to a non-network provider do not require pre-authorization
and are covered at 50 percent of the usual and customary rate.
The UBH plan also covers inpatient services, including psychiatric
and chemical dependency treatment (which also require pre-authorization).
For further details or for help with claims, contact UBH at
(800) 888-2998, Human Resources at 784-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Counseling and Postdoctoral Services at 784-9740.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws,
and Tetanus Vaccinations
On Monday, March 15, Wednesday, March 17, and Friday, March
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.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
Ceremony Dedicates Sculpture to William O. Weigle
"Oak Cairn," a sculpture by renowned British artist Andrew
Goldsworthy, was dedicated last Monday to memorialize the
contributions of immunologist William O. Weigle (1927-2001),
one of Scripps Research's founding scientists. Here, Professor
Charles Cochrane, a friend and colleague of Weigle's and head
of the committee that commissioned the piece, speaks at the
ceremony. Photo by Kevin Fung.