Vol 11. Issue 18 / May 23, 2011


In Brief

Martha Fedor Featured Speaker at NWiS Lecture Series
Scripps Research Professor Martha Fedor is the featured speaker in the Tuesday, May 24, Female Faculty Lecture Series presentation, sponsored by the California campus Network for Women in Science (NWiS). Fedor's topic is "A Career Perspective." The lecture is scheduled at 3:30 PM in the Molecular Biology Building Committee Lecture Hall. Contact NWiS Vice-Chair Andrea Zuhl, azuhl@scripps.edu, for further information.

Career Workshop Series: Grantsmanship & Funding Fest
The Spring 2011 Grantsmanship & Funding Fest, sponsored by the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, will present two final sessions over the next weeks.

"Pathways to Independence: Winning an NIH K99/R00 Grant" will be held Tuesday, May 24, noon to 2 PM, in the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Skaggs School of Pharmacy Auditorium. In this session, UCSD faculty will present the background of the NIH-K99/R00 grant program, their experiences as program reviewers, and important tips to create notable applications. A panel of postdoc recipients, including Scripps Research scientists, will share their experiences submitting applications, addressing reviewers' comments, and planning for the second phase.

"Perspectives from the Other Side: How Study Section Members Review Grants" is the topic of the series' final session, set for Wednesday, June 1, 1:30 to 3:30 PM, in the Scripps Research Keck Auditorium and streamed live to the Scripps Florida campus. The presentation will feature Scripps Research faculty panelists sharing their experiences participating on a study section, as well as tips, and strategies, including common applicant mistakes and what reviewers look for in an application.

For further information on these sessions, contact Ryan Wheeler, rwheeler@scripps.edu, manager of the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office.

Bike-to-Work Seminar to Promote Safe and Polite Practices
Right-of-way, traffic behaviors, and road positioning are a few of the topics on the agenda of a Share the Road seminar, Thursday, May 26, noon to 12:30 PM in the Keck Amphitheater, sponsored by the Scripps California campus Green Team.

One of the Green Team's Bike-to-Work Month activities held during May, the 30-minute class—taught by a League of American Bicyclists certified trainer—will emphasize safe and courteous driving, cycling, and pedestrian habits. A pizza lunch will be provided.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, May 23, Wednesday, May 25, and Friday, May 27, 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 in the 3366 Building, in Room 325, on the third floor, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This will be the new permanent location for the on-site clinics.

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.

News&Views to Observe Memorial Day
News&Views will not be published Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Resuming Monday, June 6, the newsletter will begin its summer biweekly publishing schedule.

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Promoting Wellness at the California Health Fair Scripps California campus employees and graduate students visited the May 18th Health Fair to take advantage of health and wellness screenings, fitness and recreation demonstrations, chair massages, giveaways, food samples, and healthcare-related exhibitor booths. The Scripps Florida campus Health Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM in rooms B158-B159 and the Café.









Bike Event Cyclists Pause for a Snack
Bike-to-Work Day participants from Scripps Research received snacks and encouragement at the San Diego Credit Union refreshment stop last Friday, one of several San Diego businesses and agencies supporting the annual event with rest and food stops for cyclists. Pictured from left to right: Julio Giannotti, Environmental Health & Safety, Art Pacliber, San Diego County Credit Union, Erick Leggans,Chemistry, and Allen Liu, Cell Biology.