Vol 11. Issue 30 / October 3, 2011
50th Anniversary Symposium Helps Mark Milestone
8:30 to 9:30 AM – Immunopathology (session chair: Professor Michael Oldstone)
9:30 to 10:30 AM – Molecular and Structural Biology (session chair: Professor Gerald Joyce)
11 AM to 1 PM – Chemistry and Chemical Biology (session chair: Department of Chemical Physiology Chair Benjamin Cravatt)
Michael Marletta to Speak October 12 in Faculty Lecture Series
Open Enrollment News
Once again, in a concerted effort to be environmentally friendly and to reduce mailing costs, all Open Enrollment communications including the new 2012 plan information are being sent via email, as well as being available for viewing on the Open Enrollment website. It is important to review the information provided in the Open Enrollment booklet regarding changes for the 2012 plan year. The booklet will be available for review by Monday, October 10 by clicking on the Open Enrollment website at http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/open_enrollment/information.html.
Scripps Research will not be making any changes to the health plan designs this year. However, with the rise in healthcare costs nationwide, premiums will be increasing as follows:
Every effort has been made to keep the increases as low as possible.
Also, please note if you are eligible and participated in the Health Care and/or Dependent Care Spending Accounts in 2011, you still must log on and elect a new deferral amount to participate in 2012. Your 2011 election WILL NOT roll over to 2012.
Participants with questions regarding Open Enrollment should contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Campus NWiS Explores "Science & the Media"
The event, scheduled at 3 PM in the Faculty Club Tennis Room, will feature two guest speakers presenting visual multimedia tools available to help researchers effectively communicate scientific ideas, knowledge, and stories within the science community and to the general public. Speakers include Graham Johnson, 3D molecular/cellular animator, medical illustrator, and Scripps Research alumnus, and Amber Kandarian, documentary film maker and founder of Docuthesis, Inc.
The series' second session, examining print media technologies, will be held at the NWiS November 7 Coffee Hour.
Peet's coffee and snacks will be provided at the event. NWiS encourages the participation of both male and female colleagues and all faculty members. For details on the Science and Media series, contact Beth Cisar, research associate in the Rosen lab and the California NWiS administrative manager. Further information on NWiS activities on the California campus can be found at the organization's webpage.
Is a Career in Academics Right for You?
Workshop facilitators Daphne Lurie, director of the Counseling and Psychological Services, and Ryan Wheeler, manager of the Career and Postdoctoral Services Office, will lead participants in a confidential small-group environment, examining personal skills, interests, values, and goals, particularly focusing on four basic areas:
Participants must register for and commit to all three workshop session. Registration is available through http://hris.scripps.edu/training/course/11. For further details on the Career Transitions Workshop and other upcoming career-related events, contact Ryan Wheeler, email@example.com or x4-9740, or visit the Career and Postdoctoral Services webpage.
Postdoc Training: Interview Practice and Feedback
Registration is required. Interested postdocs may sign up for the workshop at http://hris.scripps.edu/training/class/VMI2005APD#. For further information, contact Ryan Wheeler, Career & Postdoctoral Services Office manager at x 4-9740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch & Learn: "Updates in Women's Health"
National Depression Screening Day
Confidential assistance is also available to benefit-eligible California employees, students and their dependents from the TSRI Counseling and Psychological Services Department. For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please call Daphne Lurie, x4-7915 or Jan Hill, x4-2950. Administrative Assistant Holly Wheeler, x4-7297, can also schedule appointments. Depending on your medical plan, 24-hour emergency psychiatric service is available either through United Behavioral Health, (800) 888-2998, or through Aetna Behavioral Health, (800) 424-5928.
Benefits-eligible Scripps Florida employees, students and their dependents can receive psychiatric consultation and referral by calling United Behavioral Health at (800) 888-2998.
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