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ARCS Foundation Atlanta Chapter Awards $350,000 at Silver Anniversary Awards Luncheon

Posted on Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Atlanta Chapter of ARCS Foundation honored 50 outstanding young scientists with scholar awards totaling  $350,000 at its Silver Aniversary Scholar Awards Luncheon Thursday, November 17th at the Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta.  ARCS Foundation Atlanta provides scholar awards to outstanding students at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Morehouse College, and University of Georgia.

The program was entitled, “A Conversation with ARCS Alumni.”  It featured two alumni scholars, Deborah Kilpatrick, Ph.D. and Michael Zwick, Ph.D. and was moderated by Bill Liss.

Deborah Kilpatrick was member of Atlanta's first class of award recipients as Ph.D. candidate at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She is currently CEO of Evidation Health and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.  She was  recognized by Business Insider as one of the Most Powerful Women Engineers in 2015.

Michael Zwick received his ARCS Foundation Award as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Davis.  He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Human Genetics and Pediatrics and Assistant Dean of Research at Emory University School of Medicine.  He is also Assistant Vice President for Research, Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center.