Vol 11. Issue 5 / February 7, 2011

In Brief

February 9 Faculty Lecture Features Marisa Roberto
Marisa Roberto, associate professor in the Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, is the featured presenter at the next event in the Scripps Research Faculty Lecture Series on the California campus, Wednesday, February 9, at 5 PM.

Roberto's topic is "Alcohol Dependence: Synaptic Neuroadaptations in the Amygdala." The Roberto lab is researching the specific neuronal mechanisms underlying synaptic and/or molecular changes that influence the development of drug addiction and alcohol dependence.

The lecture will be held in the Valerie Timken Amphitheater, Green Hospital. A reception will follow in the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Building, first floor. For more information see Roberto's Faculty Lecture Series webpage.

Library Tip: NIH-Funded Manuscripts Require Submission to PubMed Central
The Kresge Library advises researchers that any peer-reviewed, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded article must be deposited into PubMed Central upon acceptance by the journal—a requirement of the NIH Public Access Policy and a "Term & Condition" of all NIH grants.

Compliance can be accomplished in several ways, but requires the corresponding author and/or principal investigator to take action before submitting the manuscript to the journal, after acceptance, and often throughout the entire deposit process.

A PubMed Central ID (or PMCID) is assigned once the manuscript has completed the deposit process. PMCIDs are required for most articles listed on NIH grants and progress reports. Scripps Research Kresge Library staff can assist researchers in locating existing PMCIDs, identifying published articles that require PMCIDs, submitting manuscripts to PubMed Central, and using tools such as EndNote and MyNCBI to track compliance for an NIH grant.

For additional information on the NIH Public Access Policy or assistance with compliance, consult the Kresge Library's NIH Public Access Policy webpage, contact the Library's Help Desk, or call (858) 784-8705.

ScrippsAssists Stages "Daffodil Days" to Support Cancer Research
The perky yellow harbingers of spring will bloom on the Scripps Research California campus as the employee volunteer group, ScrippsAssists, stages American Cancer Society's (ACS) "Daffodil Days 2011" campaign. This annual fundraising and awareness-building program offers a selection of fresh daffodil bouquets for donations starting at $10.

Participating in this year's Daffodil Days is easier and more eco-friendly than ever, according to ScrippsAssists organizers. The program has transitioned to a Web-based system. Donors are asked to access the ScrippsAssists Daffodil Days webpage for ordering and campaign information. The order deadline is Monday, February 28, 5 PM. All orders will be delivered to Leslie Madden (MB105C) and may be picked up Wednesday, March 23, beginning at 9 AM.

Donation categories include:

  • $10: bouquet of 10 daffodils (no vase)
  • $20: Sunshine is 10 daffodils with a half-liter clear, glass carafe
  • $35: Vision is 20 daffodils with a clear, 6 in. glass vase

Two additional donation categories—"Bear of Hope" and "Gift of Hope"—offer opportunities to cheer up local cancer patients, according to the ACS. "Gift of Hope" donations, ranging from $25 to $100, underwrite daffodil bouquets anonymously delivered to cancer treatment patients in local hospitals, medical centers, and physician offices. The $25 "Bear of Hope" donations fund delivery of Boyd's teddy bears to pediatric cancer patients at local facilities.

Images of the daffodil bouquets are available at http://www.scripps.edu/~lmadden/daffodil/Daffodil_Days_2011.pdf

Proceeds from the "Daffodil Days" campaign will help fund ACS programs in cancer research, education, early detection efforts, advocacy, and patient services.

For further information regarding the campaign, contact Leslie Madden, Scripps Research senior administrative assistant, at lmadden@scripps.edu.

Multi-Day Sea World Cards Now Available
Multi-day Sea World of San Diego Fun Cards are now on sale in the Human Resources office. Available until May 31, the cards offer unlimited visits to Sea World through December 31, excluding certain black-out dates. Individual adult and child cards are priced at $54.99.

Individual Sea World one-day admission tickets are also available with an expiration date of January 31, 2012. Children under age three are admitted free of charge. The adult and child price is $44.99.

For additional details, contact Human Resources at x4-8534.


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Engaging Future Scientists
Seventh grade students from Rio Seco School in Santee recently got hands-on "green chemistry" lab experience in the first of several junior high school visits to Scripps Research planned by the institute's Science Partnership Scholars Program. (Photo by Cindy Brauer.)