Helena (Lena) Breuer, the Walsh Construction Co. Scholar, was presented with the University Transportation Centers’ Outstanding Student of the Year Award at the Transportation Research Board’s Annual Banquet in Washington D.C. This is an international conference that brings researchers from all over the world to the USA.
Physicians of Color and Racism – Sunil’s Story of Heartbreak and Hope
People of Color experience racism and discrimination every day in life and in the workplace. A recent study published in the Journal of Family Medicine found that “physicians of color were routinely exposed to... Read more
Nicole is a second-year PhD student and ARCS scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon. She works in Shannon Boettcher's lab, an electrochemistry laboratory that explores developing science and technology surrounding green hydrogen. Nicole is focusing on understanding how certain materials catalyze the chemical... Read more
The Science Coalition (TSC) announced Mea Songco-Casey, ARCS Scholar at the University of Oregon, as the winner of the Fund it Forward Student Video Challenge. Students currently enrolled at TSC member institutions were asked to create a video explaining their personal connection to fundamental research and why Congress should... Read more
ARCS Oregon first-year scholar Jordan Rodriguez was honored recently with a student presentation award at the 2022 National Diversity in STEM Conference put on by SACNAS – Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM. A PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at the University of... Read more
ARCS scholar alum Dylan Anderson came back to Corvallis this fall to help celebrate the Oregon State University’s O.H. Hinsdale Wave Research Lab. He was happy to meet ARCS Oregon president Elizabeth Bell. When Dylan was pursuing his PhD in engineering at OSU, Sally and Cecil Drinkward funded his ARCS scholar... Read more
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation partnered to launch the Building Trust Essay Contest. Medical students were asked to reflect on a time where they built, lost, or restored trust in a... Read more
Brooklyne (pronounced like the NYC borough) Thompson, a 3rd year Chapter Scholar, has had an unconventional PhD journey. She began her PhD (online because of the pandemic) in chemical engineering at Oregon State University, but midway into her 2nd year has been continuing OSU classes online, while living and doing... Read more
It’s always exciting when we receive news of an ARCS Oregon Scholar defending their dissertation. Daniel Elson, The Gretchen Sturm and Judy Lanfri/Cascadia Scholar from 2017–2020, sent good news of his scheduled November 29 dissertation defense, “The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) in cancer: tumor suppressive signaling, and identification of novel... 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.