10 OHSU graduate students named ARCS Foundation Scholars by ARCS Oregon Chapter

The OHSU first-year scholars for 2019 are:

  • Sweta Adhikary, OHSU, School of Medicine – Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Novella Bates, OHSU, School of Medicine – Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
  • Danny Bejan, OHSU, School of Medicine – Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • Sylvie Bindas, OHSU, School of Medicine – Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Amelia Culp, OHSU, School of Medicine – Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Makayla Freitas, OHSU, School of Medicine – Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Sophia Lambert, OHSU, School of Medicine – Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Eve Lowenstein, OHSU, School of Medicine – Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
  • Michelle Palumbo, OHSU, School of Medicine – Behavioral Neuroscience Graduate Program
  • Sierra Smith, OHSU, School of Medicine – Neuroscience Graduate Program

Congratulations!

The ARCS Foundation is a national women’s group that aids advancement in science and technology by fostering development of new scientists and engineers in the United States.

The Oregon Chapter has given more than $4.5 million in financial support to more than 274 Ph.D. students since it was incorporated in 2004. The individual scholarship awards are for $18,000, given over three years at $6,000 per year.

“It is a huge honor,” said scholar Sylvie Bindas. “As someone who consistently worked multiple jobs in undergrad to support myself financially, my studies were always influenced – directly or indirectly – by financial need. The ARCS scholarship provides a sense of financial support and security that I am sure will allow me to better do the work of graduate research.”

Allison Fryer, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies, OHSU School of Medicine, added that not only is the tangible, financial sponsorship important, but so is the community of support created by donors. “As these students focus on the complex work of methods development and data collection to test whether their ideas have merit, a whole community is cheering for their success. That’s often what students remember most about their ARCS scholarships: the steadfast encouragement of their donors. We are incredibly thankful for the Oregon Chapter’s support.”

Learn more about the Oregon chapter of the ARCS Foundation

Watch now: Oregon ARCS Foundation Scholars at work

Pictured above, from left to right, Daniel Bejan, Sophie Lambert, Sylvie Bindas,  Eve Lowenstein, Amelia Culp, Novella Bates, Michelle Palumbo 

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