An elected Board of Directors exercises authority over and manages the affairs of the Chapter. The number of Directors shall be determined and fixed by the Board and may be changed from time to time by a majority vote of the then serving Directors. The Board works together in partnership to achieve the strategic goals of the Chapter. The President appoints up to four (4) Members-at-Large to serve on the Board. The Board of Directors are elected at the Annual Meeting in May.
The Officers of the Chapter include the President, President-elect, one or more Vice Presidents, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. Vice Presidents chair the following committees: Communications, Finance, Member Relations, Philanthropy, Programs, Scholar Relations, and University Relations. In addition, the president appoints the Allocations Committee, the chair for the annual fundraising event, the chair for the Long Range Planning Committee and may convene special committees as necessary to further the business of the Chapter.
Oversees all external and internal communications including annual report, newsletter, MailChimp, and website.
Oversees the chapter's finances by creating and tracking a yearly budget and monitoring investments.
Recruits and retain a strong active membership including the new member orientation and the summer party.
Builds long term relationships and financial commitment with the members, community, corporations, and foundations.
Addresses the educational mission of the chapter by planning programs that educate and inform members and their guests about cutting-edge research.
Builds relationships among members and scholars by organizing the scholar picnic, orientation for new scholars, celebrate the scholars, lab tours and maintaining a relationship with scholar alums.
Serves as a liaison between the chapter and the university partners.
Determines the number of scholar awards to be allocated to each university partner.
Long Range Plan
Reviews and asseses the Chapter's growth
Slates the officers and directors and members of the next Nominating Committee. The officers and directors and members of the Nominating Committee are slated and approved at the Annual Meeting in May.
Scholar Awards Luncheon
Plans and organizes the annual Scholar Awards Luncheon.
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.