Holly Corbitt came to Oregon with dreams of being a professional snowboarder or a pediatrician. But along the way, Holly discovered a passion for biosceince that has taken her life in a different direction.
On December 11, Holly presented her dissertation defense at OHSU: "Clinical and genetic advances for aortopathy... Read more
Six ARCS members had reserved seating up front when Susan Cooper defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Oregon. Susan, in the department of chemistry, is the first ARCS Oregon scholar to defend at UO. Susan thanked ARCS for our support, and her scholar award donor, late member Jill Josselyn.... Read more
Those who attended the Scholar Awards Luncheon on October 30, 2018, listened to a panel of ARCS scholar alums discuss "Science Up Close and Personal." During the panel discussion the audience had the opportunity to ask targeted questions to the panel members through an app called SocialQA. Due to time... Read more
The audience was spell-bound and eager to ask questions through the social media app (SocialQA) as three scientists, who benefitted from ARCS Oregon scholar awards, talked about their diverse areas of research at the "Recognizing Genius" luncheon on October 30th. The panelists shared common struggles of the long path to... Read more
ARCS Foundation Oregon established the University Matched Endowment program with OHSU, OSU and UO in 2015. By establishing a UME the donor can leave a legacy by giving a gift that will continue funding outstanding ARCS Oregon scholars forever. On October 30, 2018, three new UMEs were announced at the... Read more
Dan Miller’s first interest in neuroscience came in high school after he read a book about theories of consciousness by a prominent neuropsychologist. “I was fascinated that there were so many different psychological, neural, and philosophical approaches for explaining how the brain works, and was particularly drawn to theories that... Read more
Would you like to reduce your taxes and find solutions to the planet’s biggest challenges? With the passage of the new tax law, it may be more beneficial than ever to create a university matched endowment (UME). Oregon State University has 5 of these opportunities remaining (4 in Engineering and 1... Read more
Portland, OR – An ARCS member honored ARCS Foundation Oregon with a $1.5 million bequest to support its signature scholar awards program in perpetuity. This is the largest gift to date for the Oregon Chapter and significantly increases the Chapter’s ability to sustain its mission at a new level.
This all volunteer foundation has many hard working talented members. The President’s Award, new this year, is to recognize an ARCS member who has made a significant contribution to the chapter, and is an outstanding ambassador for ARCS Oregon.
This year's inaugural awardee is Sheila Goodwin. Sheila is a social worker who went... 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.