When asked about having “hope,” Jane Gray, and her husband, Dr. Joe Gray, both fall silent. The word hangs in the air like a thick perfume. A few seconds later, the couple responds. It’s a loaded question with a complex answer—an explanation that begins with a phone call on January... Read more
Sunil Joshi, an Oregon ARCS Scholar Alum, shared the exciting news that part of his dissertation work from Dr. Brian Druker and Dr. Elie Traer's lab was published in Cancer Cell, which is among the top cancer journals in the world. Dr. Trevor Bivona, an expert in cancer drug resistance, commented on Sunil's work, “Altogether,... Read more
The Oregon Chapter ARCS Light for 2021 is Lee Ragen. Lee has been a loyal and contributing member of ARCS Oregon for 12 years. She has excellent organizational skills and is devoted to accomplishing committee goals and tasks. She says “yes” when asked to lead and we are very fortunate to have her long-term... Read more
Our chapter benefits from all our classifications of members: Scholar Alum, Under 50, Active, and Associate. A member may choose to become an Associate member after being Active for 5 years and they are not obligated to participate in committee work. Today, I want to honor an Associate Member who... Read more
Sexual assault and harassment are pervasive in academic and professional field work. These violations disproportionately affect womxn and other minorities in the field, negatively impacting career trajectories and retention. Institutional policies that focus on office or classroom misconduct often overlook the specific and isolating nature of field work. FieldSafe OSU:... Read more
In 2017, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) enrollment numbers at Oregon State University showed that 75% of the enrolled undergraduate and graduate students and 82% of the teaching faculty identified as white. These statistics motivated three graduate students to explore the roots of this disparity in enrollment... Read more
Each year the Oregon National Primate Research Center sponsors the Science Cafe Series focused on a timely topic. This year that topic was the COVID-19 pandemic. If you missed any of these stimulating presentations, you will be able to watch them by clicking on the links below. The presentations cover "Vaccine 101:... Read more
Ideas for innovation in any scientific field can take years to bring to fruition, and more so within the complexities of nuclear power. It has taken decades for Jose Reyes, PhD, to finally witness development and acceptance of small modular reactors with the company NuScale Power. Reyes is the chief... Read more
On behalf of the 39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Award Committee and the Office of Institutional Diversity at Oregon State University, Lara Jacobs was informed that she is a recipient of the 2021 Oscar Humberto Montemayor Award.
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.