One of our six 2018 new members, sponsored by Suzy Wasserman and Beth Finnerty, is Vikki Millender-Morrow. Prominent in Atlanta’s business and cultural community for more than two decades, Vikki currently serves as the President & CEO for the National Black Arts Festival. The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is... Read more
ARCS Foundation Scholar Erin Baker says that her scholar award changed her life. While conducting graduate research on the immune system in the genetics department at UGA, Erin encountered a roadblock. She needed a way to build upon analyses typically performed in a culture dish so she could understand how... Read more
Our membership was educated and impressed by ARCS Foundation Scholar Elizabeth Sajewski during the January Membership Meeting. Elizabeth’s research work in Environmental Health Science at Emory University centers on the intersection of water infrastructure and infectious disease, with particular interest in using mathematical models to simulate enteric disease dynamics. According... Read more
The 27th Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon (SAL) was a great success. It was held on November 15, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton. We awarded 54 scholars, from Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College and University of Georgia, a total of $416,500 in awards. These scholars are selected by their... Read more
ARCS Foundation Atlanta had a busy and exciting fall. We introduced our six new members at the Fall Cocktail Party. We toured the CDC Museum near Emory. And we celebrated our outstanding scholars at our 27th Annual Scholar Awards Luncheon!
As always, the Scholars Award Luncheon was energetic and informative. ... Read more
Congratulations to Nancy Chambers who was named as 2019 ARCS Light during the January General Membership Meeting! Nancy has served as Assistant Treasurer, VP-elect and VP of Finance/Treasurer, and VP-elect and VP for Funds Development within the Atlanta ARCS chapter. For ARCS National, she has served as VP of Communications,... Read more
In late October, twenty-eight ARCS members enjoyed a guided tour of The David J. Sencer CDC Museum. The museum’s mission is to educate visitors about the value of prevention–based public health, while collecting, preserving, and presenting the CDC’s rich heritage and vast accomplishments. Our guide was the former Communications Director... Read more
We encourage all members who have been Active for a minimum of one year to nominate women who they feel will be contributing members of the Atlanta Chapter. Completed forms must be received by the Membership Committee no later than May 31, 2018.
All candidates must be sponsored by two (2) Active Members... Read more
ARCS spring retreat in New Orleans was a wonderful combination of good food, good fellowship and interesting science. Our focus was the effect of Hurricane Katrina on this historic city, its many issues involved with water, and the efforts to rebuild the man-made elements while protecting the ecology of the... Read more
The 2018 January meeting and luncheon was held at the Woodruff Arts Center. In addition to announcing this year's ARCS Light, there was a round table discussion and a guest speaker, Dr. Walter Curran, Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Center at Emory University.