Vol 8. Issue 2 / January 21, 2008

In Brief

Library Tip: Journal of Addiction Medicine, Comparative Medicine Online
The Kresge Library is pleased to announce the addition of site-wide online access to the journal Journal of Addiction Medicine. Scripps Research Professor George Koob serves as the senior editor of this journal, which offers current research focusing on "the development and efficacy of new and emerging therapeutics" in treating addiction. Access goes back to volume 1, 2007.

The library has also added the journal Comparative Medicine to its online journal collection for 2008. Its mission is to "disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information that expands biomedical knowledge and promotes human and animal health through the study of laboratory animal disease, animal models of disease, and basic biological mechanisms related to disease in people and animals." Access begins with 1999 and goes through the current year.

Hot off the Press: 2007 Scientific Report
The distribution of the 2007 Scientific Report will begin the week of January 21. Copies of the CD will be available at the reception area of each building. For orders of 10 or more, please contact Jann Coury at jcoury@scripps.edu, so that enough CDs remain available in your building's reception area.

California Emergency Hotline Reminders
CAMPUS STATUS HOTLINE—(858) 784-7000: The Scripps Research administration reminds California employees that in any regional emergency the campus's emergency hotline—(858) 784-7000—is available with a recorded message on the work status of the campus. The institute's web site and email system will continue to be another source of information. Also in the event of a regional disaster, 2-1-1 is another important number to know. The 2-1-1 number provides information about community, health, and disaster services in San Diego County; for more information, see http://www.211sandiego.org/.

FOR CAMPUS EMERGENCY, DIAL "77": In the event of an emergency on the California campus, employees should contact the security console operator located at the Beckman Center front entrance. All telephones are set up so that when you dial "77" you will automatically be connected with this security operator. When you dial "77," the security operator will answer, take some preliminary information, and then tell you to hold while he/she transfers you to the 911 operator. It is important that you not hang up during this transfer; the line will be silent until the 911 operator answers (this may take over a minute). During your call, other members of the Scripps Research Emergency Response Team will be alerted, so they can also provide assistance.

All Scripps California telephones should have a sticker reminding you to use the "77" number in the event of an emergency. If you have any questions or concerns about reporting a campus emergency, or need a new sticker for your phone, please contact Environmental Health & Safety at x4-8240.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, January 21, Wednesday, January 23, and Friday, January 25, 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 in the 3366 Building, in Room 325, on the third floor, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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.


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