In Brief

Peter Vogt to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Peter Vogt will speak on "The Secret Life of Oncogenes" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 13 at 5 PM. The lecture will be held in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

For Your Eyes Only: Vision Plan Reminder
Benefits Administration would like to remind participants in TSRI medical plans that the Vision Plan is offered through Medical Eye Services (MES). The coverage is as follows:

  • One routine examination per 12 consecutive months,

  • Up to $110 toward frames per 24 consecutive months,

  • One pair of standard lenses per 12 consecutive months OR up to $100 toward contact lenses per 12 consecutive months.

You will need to bring an MES claim form with you to routine eye exams and to purchase eyewear, and a $10 co-payment will be required at the time of annual services.

MES packets are available in Human Resources. The packet includes an MES claim form, an MES Provider Directory (list of ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians), and a fact sheet. If you have questions or would like an MES packet, please contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487, or email You may also visit the MES website at