In Brief

Extra, Extra: Press Covers TSRI Expansion
The Scripps Research Institute's plans to open a campus in Palm Beach County, Florida continues to be covered extensively in the press. The most complete coverage has been provided by the Florida papers. Palm Beach Post headlines during the past week have included: "Scripps Chooses Mecca Farms Site," "$200 Million Set for Scripps, "Central Florida Groups on Board," and "Area Developers Jockey to Lure Research Center." Sun-Sentinel stories have included "Governor Throws Weight Behind Scripps Proposal" and "Orlando Can Keep Disney World, We'll Take Scripps."

Cravatt Featured in Genomics & Proteomics
TSRI Associate Professor Benjamin Cravatt is featured in a cover story of Genomics and Proteomics this month, "Cannabinoid Enzymes and Chemical Proteomics." .

Lunch & Learn: "How to Get Your Partner to Help Around the House"
Clinical psychologist Jeff Jones of the TSRI Counseling and Postdoctoral Services Department will present "How to Get Your Partner to Help Around the House," as part of the ongoing Lunch & Learn seminar series, on Wednesday, October 22, from noon to 1 PM. The seminar will address trends in housework, the "division of labor" in the household, and practical strategies for resolving the "housework hassles." The event will be held in the W. M. Keck Amphitheater, The Beckman Center for Chemical Sciences. For more information, contact Jan Hill, x4-2950.

Benefits Administration to Hold Open Enrollment, Benefits Fair
Benefits Administration will hold Open Enrollment via an online system from Monday, November 3 through Friday, November 14. Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for participants to make changes to their benefit selections and, if eligible, enroll (or re-enroll) in Health Care and/or Dependent Care Spending Accounts for the following calendar year. Instructions on how to access the online system will be mailed to the homes of all eligible participants by November 3. Kiosks will be available in Human Resources for employees who DO NOT have computer access.

A Benefits Fair on Wednesday, November 5, from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Immunology Galleria will feature representatives from each of the companies providing benefits, as well as Human Resources staff. Refreshments will be served and a raffle will be held. In addition, question and answer sessions with Human Resources staff will be held in six TSRI buildings during the Open Enrollment period. There will also be informational sessions for the Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts and Long Term Care Insurance. A calendar of Open Enrollment events is available online.

TB Screenings, Hepatitis B Immunizations, Serum Draws, and Tetanus Vaccinations
On Monday, October 20, Wednesday, October 22, and Friday, October 24, 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 available. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page, which includes a map and patient information sheets.