In Brief

Boger to Speak as Part of Faculty Lecture Series
Professor Dale Boger of The Scripps Research Institute will speak on "Chemistry at the Chemistry-Biology Interface," on Wednesday, March 10, as part of the Faculty Lecture Series. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

Career Workshop: "Guidelines to Successful Postdoctoral Training at TSRI"

A seminar "Guidelines to Successful Postdoctoral Training at TSRI" will be held as part of the Career Workshop Series on Wednesday, March 10 from 1 to 2:30 PM in the Keck Amphitheater of the Beckman Building.

The seminar, which features presentations by Professor and Cell Biology Department Chair Sandra Schmid and Professor Ben Cravatt, will cover topics including: goal setting and expectations, time management, networking, education and opportunities to learn essential skills, and Scripps Research (and other) resources. A panel of successful present and former Scripps Research postdocs—including Matthias Jost of Biosite, Michael (Nick) Boddy of Scripps Research, Sean Ryder of Scripps Research, Lisa Hannan of Traffic, and Brian Moyer of Senomyx—will field questions.

The seminar was arranged by Professor Sandra Schmid, Counseling and Postdoctoral Services, Society of Fellows, and Network for Women in Science at Scripps. All Scripps Research faculty, postdocs, and graduate students are welcome to attend. No RSVP required. For more information, contact Ryan Wheeler, x4-9710.

BioMedical Graphics Offers New, State-of-the-Art Digital Services
BioMedical Graphics is now offering three new digital services:

  • Digital Video Disc (DVD) duplication from VHS, SVHS, and digital tapes.
  • Laptop computer support (Mac and PC) for featured speakers/seminars.
  • Large format color prints, up to 44" wide, for poster sessions & banners.

For additional details, please contact BioMedical Graphics, x4-8233.

Attention: 2003 Healthcare and Dependent Care Spending Account Participants
If you participated in the Healthcare Spending Account and/or the Dependent Care Spending Account during the 2003 plan year, please remember that March 31, 2004 is the deadline for submitting reimbursement claims to Barney and Barney. Barney and Barney claim forms are available on-line by visiting the Benefits web site. You may also pick up forms in the front lobby of Human Resources or request them by contacting Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or

Toastmasters Tuesday
The SOS Toastmasters Club, which helps individuals develop a successful public speaking style, will meet Tuesday, March 9, at 12:15 PM, on the third floor conference room of the Beckman Building.

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


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