On January 10, 2018, our Winter Meeting and Luncheon was held at the Woodruff Arts Center. Our speaker was Dr. Wally Curran, Executive Director of the Winship Cancer Center at Emory University. As is our tradition, the ARCS Light for 2018 was announced. The membership was asked to submit nominations which were then voted on by the past ARCS Lights. Susan Higley is this year's ARCS Light. Gracia Conn, last year's ARCS Light presented the award to Susan.
Following the meeting and luncheon, Carolynn Cooper arrange for members to have a guided tour of one of the current exhibits: Al Taylor, What Are You Looking At?
ARCS Lights Gracia Conn and Susan Higley
Liz Lauer presenting her report
Sally Hinkle, Marty Gillin, Cathy Wahlen
Assembled ARCS Lights
Gracia at the podium
Dr. Walter Curran
Our 2018 ARCS Light, Susan Higley
Two ARCS Lights at the podium - Gracia and Susan
Dr. Curran's presentation
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Thanks from Scholar Laura Redmond
"I want to thank you again for supporting my career development, and I look forward to encouraging the development of future scientists as an ARCS Scholar Alum."
Thanks from Alum Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO Evidation Health
The work you (ARCS Foundation Atlanta members) have all done is tremendous, and I am so proud to be a part of that legacy. I hope that my work is making you all feel that there has been a good return on your investment.
Thanks from Scholar Kira Newman
"I can only begin to express how grateful I am for the freedom to pursue an independent line of research without having to worry about how I will pay for the necessary lab supplies or training. This award is allowing me to answer broader and more valuable questions than I had previously thought possible... Thank you so much for your kindness, generosity, and belief in my potential as a scientist."