ARCS Lecture on Survivorship

Dr. Johnson and Marci Nilsen

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the ARCS Foundation (Achievement Rewards for College Scientists) hosted a lecture on Head and Neck Cancer Survivorship on July 5.

Held at the Duquesne Club, this was the second in a series of lectures between the Eye & Ear Foundation and ARCS this year, and the fourth since 2017. Approximately 40 guests heard from Jonas Johnson, MD, FACS, and Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN, co-founders of the Survivorship Clinic.

A robust conversation ensued after the presentation regarding HPV vaccines, rural healthcare in relation to survivorship, and many other topics.

The Pittsburgh Chapter of the ARCS Foundation was founded in 2003 and has nearly 120 members. The Chapter provides financial support to the most promising graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, with the goal of advancing science and encouraging promising young scientists to come to Pittsburgh. Pledged awards through 2023 total over $2.2 million.

Because ARCS members thrive not only on philanthropy but on lectures and field trips to different scientific organizations around Pittsburgh to learn more about research, medicine, engineering, and the like, a collaboration with EEF was a perfect fit.

The next lecture will be a tour of the CREATES space in the fall.