President Joan Foley proudly accepted the “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation” award for ARCS Foundation Oregon Chapter at “Philanthropy Day,” hosted by The Association of Fundraising Professionals. AFP presented awards in seven different categories to spotlight volunteers, corporations, nonprofits and individuals providing philanthropic leadership in Oregon and SW Washington. Similar events were held... Read more
The 62 scholars of the ARCS Oregon Chapter shared the spotlight on November 2nd at the “Recognizing Genius” Scholar Awards Luncheon. The 465 attendees were wowed by the PhD scholars, and also by endowment announcements and hopeful research for a possible HIV vaccine.
ARCS Foundation Oregon will be honored on Philanthropy Day in November with the prestigious “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation” award. The 29th annual Philanthropy Awards Luncheon will be presented by the Oregon & Southwest Washington chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
The date is set for the ARCS Foundation Oreegon's Scholar Awards Luncheon at the Portland Art Museum. Don’t miss the Chapter’s signature event and the opportunity to celebrate our ARCS scholars and hear about the groundbreaking new development by OHSU scientists.
Thanks to the generous award from The Roche Foundation and matching funding from the Oregon Chapter, three scholars pursuing their PhDs in the life sciences will receive $18,000 in unrestricted grants over three years. Chapter President Aletha Anderson expressed her enthusiasm, commenting, “We are thrilled to leverage our ability to... Read more
ARCS Foundation Oregon will expand its support of PhD science scholars in Oregon now that two departments at the University of Oregon have been approved by the national ARCS board. UO is the third major research institution in the state to be... Read more
Taylor Mighell, NGP Graduate Student, Presented with C.W. Cotterman Award
Taylor Mighell, NGP graduate student in Brian O'Roak's lab, was presented with C.W. Cotterman Award at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in October. His donors are Susan and George Swindells.
Nate Yoder's Paper Published in Nature, International Journal of Science
Congratulations to NGP student, Nate Yoder on his new paper in Nature! For the first time, researchers in the Vollum Institute have determined the atomic structure of an acid-sensing ion channel (ASIC) in a resting state at high pH. His donor is the Bechen Family Foundation.
Elizabeth Holzenthal Receives Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to OSU College of Engineering, ARCS scholar Elizabeth Holzenthal, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, coastal and ocean engineering. Elizabeth was recently named a recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship, (GRFP). Elizabeth, a first year scholar, is working on a project aimed at contributing to the development of a new generation of natural hazard engineering. Her donors are Diane and Dick Alexander.
Kevin Watanabe-Smith Wins Statewide 3MT Competition
ARCS Scholar Kevin Watanabe-Smith, who studies cancer biology in Dr. Brian Druker's lab, took first place at the state's Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Kevin was sponsored by the Allan Price Memorial ARCS Award.
ARCS Scholar Danielle Robinson Awarded 2016 Mozilla Fellowship for Science
Danielle Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in the OHSU School of Medicine Neuroscience Graduate Program, is one of four fellows selected worldwide to receive the Mozilla Fellowship for Science.
Her donors are Ellen and Mark Richardson.