His research proved it was possible to shut down cells that enable cancer to grow without harming healthy cells. This discovery was the new proof of principle for targeted therapies and spurred the development of more than 50 similar precision therapies for other cancers. In February, Dr. Druker was awarded the 2019 Sjoberg Prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his groundbreaking scientific and medical achievements.
Join other ARCS members and travel to the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) for an unforgettable morning! ONPRC is one of seven federally funded National Primate Research Centers in the United States and has been affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University since 1998. The Center is working to improve human health by finding causes, preventions, treatments, and cures for disease. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit a cutting-edge research facility.
On this visit, you will learn about how biomedical research progresses from an idea to evidence-based treatments, preventions, and cures. You’ll also visit the outdoor corrals with docents and monkey behaviorists to view the Center's rhesus and Japanese macaque breeding colonies. Afterwards, enjoy an interactive presentation provided by a panel composed of ONPRC neuroscientist Dr. Larry Sherman, Gail Stonebarger, ARCS Scholar and neuroscience graduate student, and Gregory Timmel, DVM, the Center's Head Veterinarian. Dr. Nancy Haigwood, Center Director, HIV/AIDS researcher, and ARCS Oregon Chapter member, will welcome the group and speak briefly about her own work.
Gail Stonebarger, ARCS scholar. Using some of the oldest known monkeys in the world, Gail examines the interactions among aging, diet and hormone status, to understand how and why human brains age the way they do.