ARCS Foundation Portland recently awarded two OHSU School of Nursing Ph.D. students the ARCS Foundation Scholar Award. Quin Denfeld and Suzi Frase are the first School of Nursing recipients of the prestigious award, which is $18,000 each over three years to pursue their research.
Quin Denfeld, B.S.N., R.N., a third-year ARCS scholar, received the Bates, Foley, Pedersen SON Scholar Award. Her research focus is cardiovascular pathophysiology and frailty syndrome among older adults. A graduate of Linfield College, Denfeld started at OHSU in 2011 as a post-baccalaureate student working as an R.N. in OHSU’s hospitals and clinics. She expects to receive her doctorate in 2016.
Suzi Frase, B.S.N., was honored with the Beeler/Joseph SON Scholar Award. She is researching necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants. Frase graduated from Seattle University, and came to OHSU in fall 2015. She hopes to receive her Ph.D. by 2021.
ARCS Foundation Portland supports and nurtures women and men in doctoral programs at OHSU, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon to take on the science challenges of today and tomorrow. It is one of 17 ARCS Foundation chapters nationwide and has awarded more than 150 scholar awards totaling $2.5 million since 2004. See the OHSU School of Medicine 2015 awardees here.