Benefits Summaries Now a Click Away
TSRI Benefits Administration has recently released an online
version of the Summary Plan
Description for the Health and Welfare Plan. The Summary
Plan Description can be used as a resource tool to answer
specific questions about your benefits as they arise throughout
the year. For more information or to comment on the new web
page, contact Benefits Administration at email@example.com,
or call (858) 784-8487.
TSRI Human Resources Department will be moving Wednesday,
October 16 through Friday, October 18. During the move, Human
Resources operations will continue, but on a limited basis.
The department's new location is on the second floor of 3377.
Human Resources staff ask for your patience at this time.
Workshop: "Writing Your First NIH Grant"
A workshop "Writing Your First NIH Grant: Administration,
Science, and the Review Process," will be held on Thursday,
October 24, from 1 to 4 PM, in the Keck Amphitheater, Beckman
Building. The event, which is sponsored by the Society of
Fellows and the Human Resources Department will cover:
- Part I: Administration of Grants, with speakers including
Betty Chastain, Roberta Gottlieb, Fred Heaton, Don Mosier,
Luc Teyton, and Curtis Wilson.
- Part II: Writing Grants, Review Process, with speakers
including Michael McHeyzer-Williams, David Nemazee, and
- Part III: Panel Discussion, with speakers including David
Nemazee, Michael McHeyzer-Williams, Hugh Rosen, and Sandy
For more information, contact Luc Teyton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Depression Screening Day
Thursday, October 10 is National Depression Screening Day.
This day is held each year during Mental Illness Awareness
Week to call attention to the illnesses of depression, manic-depression,
and anxiety on a national level, to educate the public about
their symptoms and effective treatments, to offer individuals
the opportunity to be screened for the disorders, and to connect
those in need of treatment to the mental health care system.
The following website has more information including screening
Confidential assistance is also available from TSRI's Employee
and Graduate Student Counseling Department. For more information
or to schedule an appointment, call Jan Hill, L.C.S.W., at
x4-2950 or Jeff Jones, Ph.D., at x4-2063. For TSRI employees
and their family members, 24-hour emergency psychiatric service
is available through United Behavioral Health at 1 (800) 888-2998.
Free Flu Shots for TSRI Employees
TSRI will be offering free flu vaccinations to TSRI employees,
research associates, and graduate students on Wednesday, October
16 from 9AM to 4PM. The clinic will be administered by HealthFax
in the Administrative Building, 3301 North Torrey Pines Court,
on the P1 level. Please bring a form of identification with
you. A printable version of the map and directions are available
on the Human Resources web site: http://www.scripps.edu/hr/jobs/HRofficemap.pdf.
For more information please leave a message at x4-2176.
Lunch and Learn: "Virtual Reality and Internet Therapy for
Brenda Wiederhold, Ph.D., M.B.A., B.C.I.A., executive director
of The Virtual Reality Medical Center, will present "Virtual
Reality and Internet Therapy for Anxiety Disorders" on Wednesday,
October 16, from noon to 1 PM in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater
of The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. Topics will include:
Virtual reality therapy and physiological monitoring for
specific phobias; Internet therapy for social phobia and panic
with agoraphobia; Future directions for augmented reality
therapy. No registration is necessary. For more information,
contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.
TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, and Serum Draws
On Monday, October 14, Wednesday, October 16, and Friday,
October 18, 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 on Monday and Friday. The clinic on Wednesday
will held in the P2 level conference room. 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.