Vol 11. Issue 31 / October 10, 2011


In Brief

Onsite Clinics Offer Immunizations and TB Screenings
Tuberculosis screenings and immunizations for hepatitis B and tetanus will be offered in on-site clinics on the California campus Monday, October 10; Wednesday, October 12; and Friday, October 14, from 11 AM to 2 PM in Room 325 of the 3366 Building. Personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will conduct the clinics.

The hepatitis B immunization is offered free of charge to all Scripps Research employees. Environmental Health and Safety Occupational Medicine must pre-authorize all other procedures based on the employee's working conditions.

No appointments are necessary for the screening or immunizations. Offered October 10 and 12 only, the TB screening requires a 48- to 72-hour follow-up. Individuals screened Monday return Wednesday; those tested Wednesday return Friday. The hepatitis B and tetanus immunizations are available all three clinic days.

For more information on these programs, visit the EH&S Occupational Medicine website .

Florida Campus Coordinates Flu Clinic with Benefits Fair
Scripps Florida will stage a flu immunization clinic in conjunction with the campus Benefits Open Enrollment Fair, Wednesday, October 19.

Scheduled 10:30 M to 3:30 PM, the clinic is open to all Scripps Research employees, research associates, and graduate students. Immunizations are free, and no appointments are necessary. Personal identification is required.

The Fair will be held 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM in classroom s B158 and B159 and the Café and ramp area adjacent to the auditorium. Insurance and benefit provider representatives will be available for information and questions about overall benefits details and individual concerns.

For further information about the flu clinic or the Benefits Open Enrollment Fair, please contact Christine Ng-A-Fook at (561) 228-2036 or cngafook@scripps.edu.

Loring Lab Participates in Stem Cell Awareness Event
Professor Jeanne Loring's lab and the Scripps Research Institute Center for Regenerative Medicine work in stem cell research and its potential applications in developing therapies for Parkinson's disease were highlighted in presentations for the recent 2011 Stem Cell Awareness Day.

The Scripps Research stem cell lab tour and lecture was one of four San Diego area presentations in the day-long event, sponsored by California Institute for Regenerative Medicine aimed at fostering greater understanding of stem cell research and the range of potential applications for disease and injury. The event was open to the research community and the general public.

The Scripps Research event, coordinated by the Loring lab, was co-presented by the La Jolla chapter of the Parkinson's Association.

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