Jeffery Kelly to Speak as Part of the Faculty Lecture Series
Jeffery Kelly, chair of the Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute, will speak on "Biological and Chemical Approaches for the Maintenance of the Proteome for a Healthy Lifespan" as part of the California campus's Faculty Lecture Series on Wednesday, November 11. The lecture will take place in the Timken Amphitheater (Green Hospital), 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, at 5 PM, with a reception to follow in the Arnold and Mabel Beckman building, first floor. For more information, see Kelly's Faculty Lecture Series web page.
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Clinic Update
Human Resources is pleased to announce it has been able to secure a limited quantity of seasonal flu vaccine for the California campus. A seasonal flu vaccine clinic will be held on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM each day. The clinic, which is available at no charge, will be held at 3377 North Torrey Pines Court (Human Resources building), second floor, Room 205. If you are participating in this clinic, please bring a form of identification, such as your Scripps Research ID, driver's license, or passport for check-in with the clinic staff administering the vaccines.
If you have any questions about flu clinics on the California campus, please contact Benefits Administration at (858) 784-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Florida campus seasonal flu clinic will be held as scheduled on Tuesday, November 10, from 9 AM to 5 PM. The clinic, which is available at no charge, will be held in the Cafeteria located in Building B. If you are participating in this clinic, please bring a form of identification such as your Scripps Research ID, driver's license, or passport for check-in with the clinic staff administering the vaccines.
If you have any questions about the clinic on the Florida campus, please contact Christine Ng-A-Fook, email@example.com or (561) 228-2036.
The Benefits group continues to monitor the availability of the H1N1 vaccine. At such time that it is able to obtain the vaccine for either campus, Scripps Research will host an onsite flu shot clinic for H1N1.
If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled onsite seasonal flu vaccine clinics or are a high-risk individual who desires to obtain H1N1 vaccination as soon as possible, you may try the following depending on what medical plan you are enrolled in:
- HMO Participants – Participants in the HMO plan should contact their primary care physician and ask about the availability of the vaccine. Many primary physician groups conduct flu clinics during normal clinic hours either on a walk-in basis or by appointment. By contacting your primary care physician, you will be instructed on how to obtain the vaccine if it is available. Your applicable $15 office visit copay may apply depending on your primary care physician's flu clinic procedures.
- PPO Participants – Flu vaccines are a covered benefit when services for the vaccine are obtained from an in-network provider. You may contact your in-network provider to inquire about vaccine availability and whether you should make a physician appointment or attend an available flu clinic. Alternatively, CVS Minute Clinics are also in-network providers under the PPO plan and you may obtain a vaccine, if available, by showing them your benefit card. Minute Clinic will then bill the PPO plan. All applicable deductibles and coinsurance policies will apply. Flu vaccines are not a covered benefit if provided by an out-of-network provider.
Do you need to have your fellowship application or manuscript reviewed? Editors are ready to look over your drafts!
The Career & Postdoctoral Services coordinates a volunteer peer editing service, the Scripps Research Council of Scientific Editors, to help Scripps Research postdocs and graduate students on both campuses write high quality papers and fellowships. This program is a result of feedback from graduate students, faculty, and postdocs during the institute's reaccreditation process.
The Career & Postdoctoral Services Office matches requests for editing based on reviewer expertise and availability. To have your manuscript or fellowship reviewed:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, position (postdoc/grad student), department, lab, scientific area, and brief description of your submission.
- Attach your document to the email.
- The Career & Postdoc Office will attempt to match your request to an available reviewer with similar scientific and/or proposal expertise.
- The editor will contact you to discuss your document (generally within one week).
The Scripps Research Council of Scientific Editors is intended to supplement, not supplant, the scientific communication mentoring that trainees receive from their advisors, by formalizing an additional review option benefiting both the volunteer peer reviewers and the researchers who use the service. There is no charge for the service and the program duration is indefinite.
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