In Brief

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.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training to Be Held April 22

Cal-OSHA regulations require that all employees working with human blood, human blood products, and human cell lines attend an annual training session. Environmental Health and Safety will be offering such training on Monday, April 22, at 1 PM in the Committee Lecture Hall.

Career Workshops: "The Academic Life" and "Getting What You Want"
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 Road.

TSRI Publications Posted Online

The 2001 Scientific Report, the annual overview of TSRI's scientific achievements, is now available online at: The 2001 Skaggs Report, the annual compendium of The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology's accomplishments, is also available online at:

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:

• 2002 Skaggs Institute Scientific Report Guidelines:

• 2002 Faculty Database Guidelines:

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.

Medical Plan Covers Mental Health

Benefits Administration would like to remind medical plan participants that up to 40 outpatient visits per year are covered through the United Behavioral Health (UBH) mental health program. Outpatient visits to an in-network provider (which require pre-authorization) require a $20 co-payment; outpatient visits to a non-network provider require a 50 percent co-payment. Inpatient services include psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment. For further details, please call Benefits Administration, x4-8487.

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.