In Brief

Luo Wins Inglenook Scholar-in-Training Award
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Research Associate Yunping Luo has won an Inglenook Scholar-in-Training Award. The award will cover travel expenses to next month's Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Toronto, Canada, where Luo will present her paper, "A Transcription Factor Fos Related Antigen 1 is an Effective Target for a Breast Cancer Vaccine." Luo and 21 other early-career scientists were selected from hundreds of scientists who will be presenting research at the meeting.

Inaugural Network for Women in Science Event to Focus on Career Development
TSRI's Network for Women in Science, a recently established group of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty, will hold its inaugural event on Friday, March 28. The event, a panel discussion entitled "Individual Obstacles and Breakthroughs in Career Development," will feature several successful men and women in science, including:

  • Martha Fedor, Professor of Molecular Biology;
  • Howard Fox, Professor of Neuropharmacology;
  • Nora Sarvetnick, Professor of Immunology;
  • Sandra Schmid, Professor and Chair of Cell Biology;
  • Peggy Eis, Director of Biochemistry, Geneom.

The event will be held in the Keck Amphitheatre in the Beckman Building, at 5 PM. Refreshments will be provided after the event. For more information, contact Anne Bunner, e-mail

Flexible Spending Account Deadline Approaches
If you participated in the Healthcare Spending Account and/or the Dependent Care Spending Account last year, Benefits Administration would like to remind you that March 31, 2003 is the deadline for submitting reimbursement claims to Barney and Barney for all services rendered in 2002. Claim forms can be downloaded from the Benefits Administration forms web page or picked up from the front lobby of Human Resources between 8 AM and 5 PM. You can also request forms by contacting Benefits Administration, x4-2832 or

Submissions for Scientific Report Due May 2
All submissions for the 2003 Scientific Report are due at noon on Friday, May 2.

This year you may submit your report in one of two ways:

1) By putting your submission on a disk and giving it with a printout to your departmental administrator (as reports have been submitted in the past),

2) By sending a file via email to Jann Coury of the Office of Communications at and giving a printout to your departmental administrator.

Guidelines for the submission of reports have been sent to the principal investigators and administrative assistants. PDF files of the guidelines are also available online.

In addition, for investigators who hold joint appointments in The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, the Skaggs Institute submissions will be due Friday, September 12. Letters and guidelines will be sent to the members later this summer.

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus Shots
On Monday, March 24, Wednesday, March 26, and Friday, March 28, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, Hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations. 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, and 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, serum draws, and Tetanus immunizations 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.