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Students at OHSU's OGI School of Science and Engineering Receive Prestigious Scholarships

   Portland, Ore.

Four graduate students at Oregon Health & Science University's OGI School of Science & Engineering, based in Hillsboro, Ore., have received Charles Patrick Memorial Scholarships for the 2002-2003 academic year. The Charles Patrick Memorial Scholarship fund was established in memory of Charles Patrick, founder of Patrick Lumber Company, and is intended for Oregon students pursuing science and engineering degrees. Scholarship recipients are:

Amanda Barry, a doctoral student in biochemistry and molecular biology. Barry works with professor and department chairman Ninian Blackburn, Ph.D., studying protein copper transport. Barry received her bachelor's in biochemistry and biophysics from Oregon State University and her master's in bacteriology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Portland, Ore.

Jared Green, a master's student in computer science and engineering. Green is studying software engineering with guidance from professor Richard Fairley, Ph.D. He received his bachelor's in computer science from Western Oregon University. Green lives in Beaverton, Ore.

Wade Semeliss, a master's student in computer science and engineering. Semeliss is studying computational finance with an emphasis on solving financial problems and creating efficient business solutions with input from faculty members David Basterfield, Ph.D., and Thomas Bundt, Ph.D. He received his bachelor's in forest engineering and a master's in forest planning and administration from Oregon State University. Semeliss lives near Waldport, Ore.

Julia Mitchell, a master's student in the biochemistry and molecular biology. Mitchell is working in the laboratory of Matthew Sachs, Ph.D., helping to identify genes in a common fungus. She received her bachelor's in biology and Spanish from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore. Mitchell resides in Portland, Ore.

The OGI School of Science & Engineering (formerly the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science & Technology) became one of four specialty schools of Oregon Health & Science University in 2001. The school has more than 100 full-time and adjunct faculty and more than 300 full-time master's and doctoral students who take accredited courses in five academic departments. There are more than 300 part-time master's and doctoral students who take not-for-credit courses, and an additional 1,000 working professionals who take classes through the School's Center for Professional Development.

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