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
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
TSRI Publications Posted Online
The 2001 Scientific Report, the annual overview of TSRI's
scientific achievements, is now available online at: http://www.scripps.edu/research/sr2001/.
The 2001 Skaggs Report, the annual compendium of The Skaggs
Institute for Chemical Biology's accomplishments, is also
available online at: http://www.scripps.edu/research/skaggs2001/.
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.
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
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.