Vol 5. Issue 23 / August 1, 2005

In Brief

BioMedical Graphics Wins Four Awards
The Scripps Research Institute's BioMedical Graphics Department brought home four awards from BIOCOMM 2005, the BioCommunications Association's 75th annual meeting held in Portland Oregon last week. Cover art the department produced for Angewandte Chemie won an Award of Excellence; cover art for Current Biology won an Award of Merit; and graphic material for the Second Cup of Coffee Series won both an Award of Merit and a Medical Education Award. "I'm very proud of our team," says Bob Turner, the department’s director.

Management and Communication Seminar: "Doing Science in the 21st Century"
The Society of Fellows and Postdoctoral Services Department will present a management and communication seminar, "Doing Science in the 21st Century: An Organizational Perspective," on Friday, August 5, from 10 AM to 3 PM. The speaker will be Douglas B. Allen, associate professor of management, University of Denver, and guest professor at Renmin (People's) University Business School in Beijing, China, who will address topics including work strategies in today's fast-paced organizations and building a healthy workplace. A light lunch will be provided. To reserve a seat at this event, which will be held in the Human Resources Training Room, Suite 205, Building 3377, RSVP to Jilla Sabeti at sabetij@scripps.edu by August 3.

Library Tip: PubMed Customized for Scripps Research
Most scientists are aware of PubMed, the free version of Medline offered by the National Library of Medicine. But did you know that there is a version of PubMed customized for Scripps Research? Bookmark "PubMed for TSRI" instead of using the generic pubmed.gov, then use the SFX@TSRI buttons to retrieve full-text articles or to automatically fill out interlibrary loan forms for articles in journals not owned by the Kresge Library. Save time with PubMed for TSRI. For more information, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x 4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Due Date for Skaggs Reports September 16
A reminder for those principal investigators with joint appointments in the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology that the deadline for submitting annual reports is Friday, September 16. Send the reports to Janette Lundgren, MB-26 or lundgren@scripps.edu, either on a disk with a printout or via email plus a printout.

Upcoming On-Site Clinics
On Monday, August 1, Wednesday, August 3, and Friday, August 5, 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 CVN Building, Room 209, 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.


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Scripps Research's BioMedical Graphics Department won several awards at the recent BIOCOMM 2005 conference, including one for this journal cover.