In Brief

Oldstone Receives Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award
Michael B. A. Oldstone, professor in the Department of Neuropharmacology and head of the Division of Virology, received the Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award from the International Society for NeuroVirology this week in Baltimore. The award recognizes outstanding individual achievement in the field.

Barbas Listed in ISI Update
As an indication that his papers are highly cited, the Institute for Scientific Information's (ISI) Essential Science Indicators recent update lists Professor Carlos F. Barbas, III as the scientist "achieving entrance into the database with the highest number of total citations" in the field of immunology. ISI Essential Science Indicators is a web-based data file reflecting upwards of 7 million papers in the last decade. See

Barton to Speak on "DNA Charge Transport Chemistry and Biology"
Jacqueline K. Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry at The California Institute of Technology will speak on "DNA Charge Transport Chemistry and Biology" on Friday, September 19, at 11:00 AM. The event will take place at the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Green Hospital. Barton was invited by TSRI Professor Jamie Williamson of the Department of Chemistry Lecture Series and the Network for Women in Science at TSRI. In addition to lecturing, she will meet with faculty and have lunch with NWiS members.

TSRI Offers Anonymous Reporting of Ethics Violations
TSRI has instituted an anonymous reporting system that enables employees to file a confidential report with an independent third party, Ethicspoint, a company that provides a 24-hour toll-free hotline. This hotline should be used to report: accounting and auditing improprieties, conflicts of interest, the diversion of products or business opportunities, embezzlement, falsification of contracts or records, fraud, improper giving or receiving of gifts, improper lobbying or political contributions, improper supplier or contractor activity, insider trading, misuse of TSRI resources, scientific misconduct, or theft. Other concerns, such as those involving grievances, discrimination, privacy violations, unsafe working conditions, or substance abuse, should be brought to the attention of the relevant TSRI party, often a supervisor, department chair, or member of the Human Resources Department. For further information, instructions on how to file a report, or resource material, see:

Ethics in Science Course Coming Up

TSRI's annual Ethics in Science course will be presented by Thomas Northrup, of TSRI's Office of Patent Counsel, on Tuesday, September 16, and again on Tuesday, September 23, from 9 AM to noon. Both classes will be held in the Scripps Green Hospital's Valerie Timken Amphitheater. Registration forms and information have been mailed to all new research associates. All research associates/postdoctoral fellows who have not previously attended the course at TSRI are required to register for one of these classes. For information, contact Ruth Stewart, x4-9390, in the TSRI Office of Technology Development.

"Getting Financially Organized"
Benefits Administration is pleased to announce a seminar "Getting Financially Organized" by representatives of TIAA-CREF Tuesday, September 9, from noon to 1 PM. If organizing your personal finances has left you dazed and confused, this is the workshop for you. This presentation will give you some ideas on how to manage your personal finances, address how long you should keep important papers (i.e., tax forms, bank statements, etc.), and suggest some simple steps for planning your financial future. The event will be held in the W.M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences.

Learn about Tables in Word
Have you had trouble setting tabs in a table cell? Do you know how to top align, center align, or bottom align your text within a cell? Did you know that Word uses tables to hold data for merged documents? If you have a good foundation in Word tables, you'll have an easier time laying out text and graphics on a web page.

If you would like to learn more about Tables in Word, sign up for the Tables class on Tuesday, September 16, from 8:30 to 11 AM. If you would like to learn more about Windows—even if you're a Mac user—sign up for the Windows Basics class on Wednesday, September 24. The class sign-up form is available at

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus Vaccinations
On Monday, September 15, Wednesday, September 17, and Friday, September 19, 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.

Look for Next News&Views September 15
The next issue of News&Views will be posted by Monday, September 15 and will be continue to be published weekly throughout the academic year. The deadline for announcement and calendar submissions is Wednesday at noon for the following Monday's publication.