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Portland Chapter, ARCS Foundation, announces 10 new OHSU scholars

ARCS studentsThe Portland chapter of the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation announced 10 new scholars at its annual picnic, held Sept. 26 in Gabriel Park, Portland.

The scholars, each of whom receives an annual cash award of $6,000 for three years, are all enrolled in the Graduate Studies program in the OHSU School of Medicine. Click here for a profile on ARCS scholar Jeannie Hunnicutt, and here for a biographical list of scholars and their sponsors.

The ARCS Foundation, founded in 1958, is a national volunteer women's organization dedicated to helping US graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholar awards in natural sciences, medicine and engineering. The Portland Chapter was founded in 2004 and these new awards bring the total number of ARCS scholars sponsored at OHSU to 64, with $963,250 already committed in sponsored scholar awards.

“We are delighted to support these outstanding new scholars at OHSU,” said Caron Ogg, Chapter President. “We look forward to hearing about their achievements in the years to come.”

“The scholar awards from ARCS are immensely valuable tools in helping us recruit the best and brightest students to Oregon,” said Allison Fryer, PhD, Professor, Department of Medicine and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies. “Human health of the future depends on training biomedical scientists today, and having these students train in Oregon allows Oregonians to be among the first beneficiaries of their work.”

Pictured: Front row (l to r): Jeannie Hunnicutt, Maddie Erb, Nichole Owen, Daniel Yaegar, Yossi Berlow, Jessica Martin; Back row (l to r): Caitlin Monaghan, Gabe Knoll, Christopher Schafer, Melanie Pina

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