The Society of Fellows to Hold Fall Research Symposium
The Society of Fellows will hold its Fall Research Symposium
on Thursday, November 8. The symposium will include a Structural
Biology Session from 9 to 11:30 AM in the Skaggs Institute/MBB
Committee Lecture Hall; an Immunology Session from 1:30 to
4 PM in the Beckman Building's Keck Amphitheater; a Cell and
Molecular Biology Session from 1:30 to 4 PM in the Immunology
East Conference Room; and a Chemistry Session from 1:30 to
4 PM in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater of Green Hospital.
For more information, see the Society
of Fellows website.
Reza Ghadiri to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
TSRI Professor M. Reza Ghadiri will speak on "Design of Biologically
Relevant Molecular Assemblies" as part of the Faculty Lecture
Series Wednesday, November 14. The lecture will be held at
5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North
Torrey Pines Road.
Lunch and Learn: "Stretching, Breathing, and Relaxing:
An Introduction to Yoga in the Workplace"
Jolie Cash will present " Stretching, Breathing, and Relaxing:
An Introduction to Yoga in the Workplace" as part of the ongoing
"Lunch and Learn" seminar series, on Friday, November 16,
noon to 1 PM, in the Immunology East Conference Room at Immunology
Building. No registration is necessary. If more information
is needed, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
ScrippsAssists Begins Senior Basket Project
ScrippsAssists is starting its annual Senior Basket Project.
The project is in need once again of your generous help, through
contributions of time, money, or items for holiday baskets.
ScrippsAssists is coordinating this project with The Senior
Community Center, which provides quality, customer-focused
services to help seniors maintain their independence.
The Senior Basket Project is in need of the following items:
slippers, gloves, hats, socks, hand towels, mugs, holiday
items, calendars, stamps, stationery, shampoo and conditioner,
magnifying glass, Reader Digest issues, Kleenex, mouthwash,
combs, nail clippers, flashlight and batteries, drinks such
as Ensure or Boost, and cellophane wrap (for the baskets).
Only new items please. This year, the project will be providing
baskets, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, and deodorant. These
items cost over $600, so ScrippsAssists is asking for monetary
donations. Checks can be made out to "ScrippsAssists" and
mailed to IMM11, attention Helen.
Locations of drop off boxes will include the Immunology,
Molecular Biology, Human Resources, ICND, MEM (main conference
room), CVN, BCC (near coffee cart), and 3377 Departments.
If you are willing to put a box or poster in your area please
Several evening dates for assembly of the baskets will be
posted at a later date. Kids are welcome. For more information,
contact ScrippsAssists at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Enrollment Held Through November 9
Open Enrollmentthe annual opportunity for employees
to make changes to their benefit selections and, if eligible,
enroll (or re-enroll) in the healthcare and/or dependent care
spending accountswill be held via a new online system
through Friday, November 9. See the Open
Enrollment web page. A kiosk will be available in the
Human Resources Department for those employees who do not
have computer access.
Benefits staff will be available to answer questions and
provide assistance at the following times and locations:
- Monday, November 5, 2 to 3 PM in the MEM, multi-purpose
- Tuesday, November 6, 2 to 3 PM in the ICND, front lobby;
- Wednesday, November 7, 2 to 3 PM in the Beckman Galleria.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Wednesday, November 14, and Friday, November 16, personnel
from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct
TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, and serum draws.
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. Please note that Sharp
Rees-Stealy personnel will not be on-site on Monday, November
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Wednesday, will need to return
on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not
be available on Friday, but Hepatitis B immunization and serum
draws will be. To learn more about these programs, see the
Human Resources Occupational Medicine web page which includes
a map and patient information sheets.
J. Craig Venter Speaks to Packed
J. Craig Venter,
president and chief science officer of Celera, drew a large
crowd last week when he spoke on "Sequencing the Human Genome"
as part of the Society of Fellows Distinguished Lecture Series.