ARCS Foundation Chicago has collaborated with our academic partner, the University of Chicago, since 1980 to provide designated ARCS Scholars with Awards totaling $774,000 to date.
On April 5, 2011, the University of Chicago, at a special reception held on campus in the Gordon Center for Integrative Sciences, marked the 30th year that the ARCS Foundation Chicago had supported U of C graduate students, including the seven scholars in the 2010-2011 academic year. University Provost, Thomas F. Rosenbaum, in his remarks, said, “The University is grateful to the members of the ARCS Foundation Chicago Chapter for their extraordinary generosity over the last three decades. It is truly exceptional for a donor to provide such sustained support, yet the well-defined aims of the foundation remain vitally important today. From energy to climate change to health care, society's greatest challenges require scientific understanding and new discoveries. The University is honored to have the ARCS Foundation as a partner in developing the scientific leaders of the 21st Century.”
ARCS Scholar and 4th year Priitzker School of Medicine medical student, Emily Bethea (pictured left), spoke to the group and thanked the ARCS Chicago Chapter by saying that she has been able to continue her research in great part because of the $10,000 scholar award she has received for the last two years from ARCS. Emily wants to improve preventative medicine, and her research is focused on early diagnosis of colon cancer. Her work has already been published in the American Journal of Roetgenology.
In addition to the many ARCS Foundation Chicago members and Board members who attended the reception, current ARCS Scholars also attended as did ARCS Scholar Alum, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey, MD'83, who is now Dean of Medical Education at the U of C Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition, ARCS Foundation National President, Mary Snitch, attended the reception.