As pandemic mask requirements were lifted several months ago, three ARCS Chapter Oregon members invited their first-year scholars to lunch, to finally meet them in person. None of them expected the surprise that came next. The two scholars. both pursuing their PhDs atOregon Health & Science University (OHSU), had... Read more
Mollie Marr has been dreaming about being accepted to the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program since 2019, so she returned to medical school as early as possible after she received her PhD degree just in case she was accepted. Her dream came true! To learn more... 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
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
Congratulations to ARCS Oregon Scholar Alum Katja Kasimatis, one of our two first scholars at UO and an ARCS star! Katja was a chapter scholar. On announcing the award to ARCS Oregon, Katja said “I wanted to share my joy and gratitude since ARCS was such a strong part of... 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.
Congratulations goes to Jennifer Jahncke who is a 3rd-year ARCS Scholar at OHSU (donors: Susan and William Smith) in the Neuroscience Graduate Program! She has been awarded a prestigious Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award funds PhD students with an... Read more
Dr. Wade Marcum, Henry W. and Janice J. Schuette Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and interim associate dean for undergraduate programs at OSU, has been appointed to the role of associate dean for undergraduate programs. Wade is responsible for identifying and implementing strategies for improving academics, recruiting, retention, experiential,... Read more
Congratulations just keep coming Mollie Marr's way, an MD/PhD candidate at OHSU, School of Medicine, Behavioral Neuroscience, as she continues to receive awards every year she has been an ARCS Scholar. The Oregon Chapter and Mollie's donors, Dianne Rodway and John Becker and Adrienne and Lee Peterson, are very proud... 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.