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OHSU ARCS Scholars Receive Prestigious NSF Fellowships

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named 2,000 individuals as this year's recipients of awards from its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). These prestigious, highly competitive fellowships are selected nation-wide.

OHSU received a record six National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowships and two honorable mentions.  Of the six fellowships awarded, three are ARCS Scholars.  One ARCS Scholar received an honorable mention.  

This is the largest number of awards for OHSU in the last 10 years, both in terms of funded NSF GRFPs and in total awards including honorable mentions.

ARCS Foundation Oregon congratulates:

Samantha Friedrich - Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
Sydney Weber – Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
Douglas Zeppenfeld - Neuroscience Graduate Program

Honorable Mention

Samuel Berk - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program

According to Allison Fryer, PhD, associate dean for graduate studies, OHSU School of Medicine, “In our uncertain funding climate for science, individual fellowships that support students free up important research funding for our faculty scientists and encourage students and faculty to catalyze new lines of scientific query that will impact human health."

Read the press release from the National Science Foundation.

Courtesy of OHSU press release March 22, 2017