DEI. An acronym that has entered our popular lexicon and demanded our attention. Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Concepts that have been enthusiastically embraced in some quarters and studiously ignored in others. What is all the fuss about? Why should we, members of ARCS Foundation Oregon, care?
Physicians of Color and Racism – Sunil’s Story of Heartbreak and Hope
People of Color experience racism and discrimination every day in life and in the workplace. A recent study published in the Journal of Family Medicine found that “physicians of color were routinely exposed to... Read more
In January, two doctoral programs, Health Systems and Policy, and Epidemiology, in the Oregon Health & Sciences University-Portland State University School of Public Health (SPH) became eligible to receive ARCS awards. Ranked 32nd in the nation among schools of public health, the SPH brings together the expertise and vitality of... Read more
In January, ARCS scholars hosted members, guests and donors in their labs at OHSU, explaining their research in a variety of biomedical engineering fields and cancer research. These PhD students are working every day to address some of our most challenging health conditions.
Last year, ARCS Oregon moved to an open membership model to reduce barriers and create a more welcoming environment for women interested in STEM education and joining our Chapter. The Member Relations committee, with staff support, recently published a membership brochure that highlights our mission and the benefits of joining... Read more
Throughout the course of my membership in ARCS, I have been inspired by the dedication to our mission that is clearly demonstrated by our volunteer leaders. As President, I am so grateful for this level of commitment, which I have rarely seen anywhere else in my volunteer service.
The shortage of nurses in the United States is exacerbated by the shortage of nursing educators – how can you train the next generation of nurses without sufficient qualified teachers? Susan Bakewell-Sachs, a member of ARCS Foundation Oregon, knows that firsthand as a professor and the Dean and Vice President... Read more
Nan is a long-time supporter of education for women. Through her work with Vietnamese foster children, Nan sponsors a Vietnamese female student at PSU. She is also active in the Oregon State University's Women's Giving Circle and makes donations to friends and family so their kids can attend college. Nan... Read more
Nicole is a second-year PhD student and ARCS scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon. She works in Shannon Boettcher's lab, an electrochemistry laboratory that explores developing science and technology surrounding green hydrogen. Nicole is focusing on understanding how certain materials catalyze the chemical... Read more
Since 2009, Barbara Silver has been a loyal member of ARCS Foundation Oregon. In 2012, she and her husband, Philip established some of the first endowed scholar awards for the Chapter. Over the years, Barbara and Philip have thoroughly enjoyed building relationships with their scholars and learning about a variety... Read more
Sunil Joshi, ARCS Scholar at OHSU, Receives Soros Fellowship
Sunil Joshi is the first at OHSU to receive the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship Award. The fellowship supports outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants who are pursuing a graduate education in the United States. Sunil's research interest covers intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of drug resistance in the setting of acute myeloid leukemia. He works with Brian J. Druker, MD, a world-recognized expert in cancer.