Vol 5. Issue 31 / October 17, 2005

In Brief

Faculty Lecture Series: Waterman-Storer to Speak
Associate Professor Clare Waterman-Storer will speak on "Cytomechanical Systems Integration in Directed Cell Migration" as part of the Faculty Lecture Series Wednesday, October 19. The lecture will be held at 5 PM in the Timken Amphitheater, Scripps Clinic, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road.

Interested in a Vanpool Program at Scripps Research?
With the rising cost of gas and of commuting to work, Scripps Research is considering starting a vanpool program. However, Human Resources needs your feedback in order to get started. Please take a couple minutes to complete the short five-question survey linked below. This survey is confidential and will only be used to get an idea if the vanpool is a viable option for Scripps Research employees.

Vanpools are designed to save people time, money, and stress. A vanpool requires at least six riders who live near each other and work similar schedules. Usually there is one designated driver (with two or three alternate drivers). The vanpool group determines a central meeting point or can have multiple designated pick-up and drop-off points. At the end of the day, the van is either left at the common meeting point or driven home by one of the drivers. Vans are rented on a monthly basis. Another feature of a vanpool is a "Guaranteed Ride Home" service, which allows riders to leave work at unscheduled times in case of emergency and/or unforeseen events.

To take the survey, go to: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB224N3JY2YYL .

Library Tip: Feedback Welcome
Kresge Library staff want to know how to better assist you in your research. For general feedback, use the Suggestions/Comments link on the library's home page. Submit suggestions for specific books, journals or databases using the Purchase Request Quick Link. A special note to new employees: tell the Kresge Library staff if your previous institution or university library offered a useful resource that Scripps Research does not have and should consider adding. Library staff research and respond to every request, so send your suggestions. For more information on library resources, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Institutional Biosafety Committee to Meet
The next meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will be held on Wednesday, November 9. To receive IBC consideration at the next meeting, please submit your completed registration documents to EH&S at rachellv@scripps.edu, by Friday, October 21.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, October 17, Wednesday, October 19, and Friday, October 21, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be onsite to conduct TB screenings, hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations. The clinics will be conducted at the CVN Building in Room 209, 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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