Oregon Chapter Recognized For Strong Philanthropic Leadership
AFP Recognizes Oregon Chapter as Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation
President Joan Foley proudly accepted the “Outstanding Philanthropic Foundation” award for ARCS Oregon 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. Read more.
Oregon Chapter Inducted into the Milton Harris Society at Oregon State University
The Milton Harris Society is Oregon State University Foundation’s premier gift recognition level, honoring those who are considered the most visionary supporters. President Jean Josephson had the honor of representing ARCS Foundation Oregon at the Oregon State University President’s Dinner for our chapter’s $1 million pledge. Read more.
OHSU Says "Thanks A Million!"
On November 17, 2011 OHSU hosted a special luncheon for ARCS Foundation Oregon members to celebrate the $1 million awarded to OHSU scholars in just seven years. OHSU President Dr. Joe Robertson expressed his appreciation on behalf of the university. Dr. Mark Richardson, dean of the School of Medicine, noted the importance of ARCS awards not only for recruiting top scholars, but also for the research support scholars provide to faculty members. President Caron Ogg praised the partnership between ARCS Oregon and OHSU.
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.