Symposium to Honor Professor Peter Vogt
A symposium entitled "Viruses, Oncogenes, and Cancer" will
be held March 22 to 24 in honor of The Scripps Research Institute
(TSRI) Professor Peter Vogt's 70th birthday. The symposium,
which will be held at The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium
in La Jolla, will cover a range of topics on viruses, oncogenes,
and cancerfields in which Vogt has made significant
contributions. In addition, the symposium will highlight the
advances and breakthroughs that have been made with the new
genomic and genetic technologies in cancer and aging. To find
out more or to register (deadline March 1), go to the symposium's
TSRI Student Wins American Chemistry Society Fellowship
TSRI student Scott E. Wolkenberg of the Boger lab has won
a Procter & Gamble fellowship awarded to outstanding graduate
students in organic chemistry by the American Chemical Society.
Wolkenberg's research interests include the synthesis and
evaluation of analogs of the antitumor antibiotics CC-1065
and duocarmycin SA and the scope of cycloaddition reactions
involving substituted 1,3,4-oxadiazoles.
Daffodil Days Fundraiser in Bloom
The American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days fundraiser is
under way. Funds raised support cancer research and education
in California. The deadline for receipt of all orders and
money is Thursday, February 21. Flowers are expected to be
delivered on Monday, March 18.
Available for purchase this year are:
- Bouquet of 10 daffodils, $10.00
- Bouquet of 10 daffodils with cobalt blue vase, $18.00
- Vision Arrangement with 20 daffodils and vase, $35.00
- Spring Arrangement with about 30 daffodils and vase,
- Corporate Arrangement w/~50 daffodils and vase, $110.00
- Gift of Hope to cancer patient, $18.00 (or any amount)
Please make checks payable to The American Cancer Society.
The following ScrippsAssists volunteers are available to take
Sharon Weston (IMM Bldg.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay Wilkins (IMM Bldg.) email@example.com
Kelly Dryden (MB Bldg.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Plutner (MB Bldg.) email@example.com
Paula King (Kresge Library, Stein Bldg.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabriela Perez-Alvarado (Beckman Bldg.) email@example.com
Valerie Moreau (MEM Bldg.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Mahady (CVN Bldg.) email@example.com
Toni Lestelle (ICND Bldg.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Barker (3300 Bldg.) email@example.com
Heather Kemlein (3030 Science Park) firstname.lastname@example.org
Arcy Arellano (CarrAmerica Bldg.) email@example.com
Sriti Misra (3050 Torreyanna Dr.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Hightower (BioMedical Graphics) email@example.com
For further information, contact Janet Hightower, x4-8233
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cafeteria to Feature Chinese New Year Buffet February 12
The TSRI cafeteria will feature a buffet on Tuesday, February
12, from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, in honor of Chinese New Year. The
- Chinese salad;
- Egg roll;
- Velvet chicken;
- Kung pao calamari;
- Assorted vegetables;
- Beef with broccoli;
- Steamed rice;
- Fortune cookie.
The cost is $4.95 plus tax. Yung's Cafˇ in the 3366 building
will be closed that day so staff can help in the cafeteria.
How to Respond to a Workplace Injury
TSRI provides Workers' Compensation benefits to eligible employees
who incur work-related injuries or illnesses. The Sharp Rees-Stealy
Medical Group provides medical care for work-related injuries
and medical surveillance.
If you require medical care for a work-related injury:
- Between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, go to the
Occupational Medicine Department of The Sharp Rees-Stealy
facility, located on the first floor of 8901 Activity Road.
The phone number is (858) 653-6150.
- On weekends, holidays, and the hours of 5PM to 10PM,
go to Sharp Rees-Stealy's Urgent Care Center, first floor
of 8901 Activity Road. The phone number is also (858) 653-6150.
- Between 10PM and 8AM, go to the Scripps Memorial Hospital
Emergency Room, located at 9888 Genesee Avenue. Maps and
directions are available at http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/occmed/.
In situations where an injury or condition is life-threatening,
dial "77" and Security will make the connection to the "911"
Please be sure to report all workplace injuries to your supervisor
and Human Resources. Questions can be directed to Kayoko Lindenberger,
x4-8501 or e-mail email@example.com.
Supervisors must complete an Occupational Accident/Exposure/Illness
Report. This form is available on the Benefits
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, February 11, Wednesday, February 13, and Friday,
February 15, 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.
TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals
receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday;
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 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.
News&Views Off for President's Day
News&Views will not be published next week due to President's
Day, Monday, February 18, a TSRI holiday.