Bruce Beutler to Speak in Faculty Lecture Series
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Bruce Beutler
will speak on "Genetic Dissection of Innate Immunity," as
part of the Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 17.
The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater,
Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.
Skaggs Lectures to Address Drug Discovery
TSRI Professor Tamas Bartfai will be speaking as part of the
Drug Discovery Seminar Series, sponsored by The Skaggs Institute
for Chemical Biology and hosted by Skaggs Institute Director
Julius Rebek, Jr. Talks will include:
"Development of Drug Discovery Paradigms in Big Pharma
Over the Last 100 Years," on Thursday, April 25;
"Target-Based Drug Discovery," on Thursday, May 2;
"Selection of Clinical Candidates: Multiple Pressures,"
on Thursday, May 9.
All lectures will be held from 5 to 6:30 PM in the Valerie
Timken Amphitheater of Green Hospital.
National Defense University Students Visit TSRI
TSRI hosted a one-day symposium about basic research on April
4 for students of the National Defense University's Industrial
College of the Armed Forces, an educational institution established
to study national resource management. TSRI speakers included:
Robin Clark (formerly Goldsmith), vice president of communications;
Thomas Northrup, associate patent counsel; Ben Neuman, research
associate in the Department of Neuropharmacology; Bruce Torbett,
associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Experimental
Medicine; Gerald Joyce, professor in the Department of Molecular
Biology; and Martin Friedlander, associate professor in the
Department of Cell Biology. The students, who are either military
officers or government officials, are completing a Master's
program designed to prepare them for senior management positions
in the United States Department of Defense.
CIMBio Hosts Open House
All TSRI employees (and scientific neighbors) are invited
to the Center for Integrative Molecular Biosciences (CIMBio)
open house on Wednesday, April 10, 11 AM to 3 PM. CIMBio is
located in the CarrAmerica B Building, 3215 Merryfield Row,
on the East campus. The open house will provide the opportunity
for self-guided tours of the facility and discussions with
scientific staff. Refreshments will be provided.
Career Workshops: "The Academic Life" and "Getting What You
TSRI's Office of Graduate Studies, the Society of Fellows,
and the Employee and Graduate Student Counseling Department,
and The University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) Career
Services and Office of Graduate Studies and Research join
forces to bring you the 2002 Career Workshop Series. Featured
speakers are Associate Director Mary Morris Heiberger and
Graduate Student Counselor Julia Miller Vick of University
of Pennsylvania Career Services, co-authors of "The Academic
Job Search Handbook."
Workshop 1, "The Academic Life: Issues for Women Graduate
Students and Postdocs," will be held Tuesday, April 16, from
2:30 to 4 PM in the Horizon Room, UCSD Career Services Center.
Workshop 2, "Getting What You Want: Job Search Strategy
for the Academic Market," will be held Wednesday, April 17,
from 2:30 to 4:00 PM, in The Valerie Timken Amphitheater,
second floor, Scripps Green Hospital 10666 N. Torrey Pines
Questions about TSRI Publication Preparation?
PDF files of the guidelines for the preparation of this year's
Scientific Report, Skaggs Institute Report, and the Faculty
Database are now available online:
2002 Scientific Report Guidelines: http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/scirepguide2002.pdf
2002 Skaggs Institute Scientific Report Guidelines:
2002 Faculty Database Guidelines: http://www.scripps.edu/services/comm/facultydata2002.pdf
The due date for the Scientific Report and Faculty Database
is Friday, May 3. Principal investigators who hold joint appointments
in the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology are asked to
submit an additional report for the Skaggs Institute, due
Friday, September 13.
Mother's Day to follow Spring Craft Fair
This year, the Spring Craft Fair will be held shortly before
Mother's Dayon Thursday, May 2, from 11 AM to 2 PM in
the Immunology Galleria. The crafts for sale will include
jewelry, homemade soaps, gift baskets, airplants, chocolates,
table runners, handmade quilts, children's clothing, cards,
and wall hangings. For more information, contact Bonnie Towle,
x4-2146 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prescriptions by Mail
The TSRI Prescription Plan through Advanced PCS enables employees
to use the PCS Mail Order Pharmacy. This mail order option
is a quick and easy way to fill medications that are taken
on a regular basis. Employees may receive a 90-day supply
with a co-payment of $30 for brand name or $14 for generic
medications. Mail order prescription forms may be obtained
from PCS, Human Resources, or online under Benefits Administration.
For more information, please contact Benefits Administration
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, April 15, Wednesday, April 17, and Friday, April
19, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be
onsite 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
Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page,
which includes a map and patient information sheets.