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2017 Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium

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U.S. Amgen Scholars from 10 host institutions gathered July 15-16 for a two-day symposium at the University of California, Los Angeles. They heard from UCSF professor Dr. Charles Craik about the path to a Ph.D., learned about applying to grad school, and met with faculty at UCLA about their research interests, among other activities. The scholars also visited the Amgen campus in Thousand Oaks, where they learned more about the biopharmaceutical industry and took tours of the cutting-edge facilities.

A Firsthand View of the Amgen Scholars Symposium

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“Any time you build a connection with someone in your field, or a field you’re interested in, that’s networking,” says Isabelle Rosenthal, reflecting on what she has learned about networking since attending the Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium at UCLA in 2015. Rosenthal, now a lab manager at the National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in neuroscience in 2016. She is now studying how humans perceive color.

Creating Global Pathways to Science: Lela Okromelidze and Marta Andres Terre

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Two women from two different backgrounds – one from a rural town in Eurasian Georgia and the other from urban Barcelona – both shared something in common growing up: a lack of access to scientific research labs. Now thanks to the Amgen Scholars Program (ASP), both are breaking the mold to become role models for budding female scientists around the world.

Building a Toolkit for Becoming an Effective Mentor and Educator

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This summer, 1,100 student interns will be living, studying, and working on the sprawling campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, just north of Washington, D.C. Among them will be five Amgen Scholar alumni who will serve as mentors to some of the high school student interns in a unique pilot program to teach scientists how to be educators.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Alex B. Munster

"The freedom, trust and respect my supervisor and lab colleagues showed toward me allowed me to flourish on my own, and has suitably prepared me for PhD life after I graduate–and my future career as a physician scientist."
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Dorset, UK

Host University: Kyoto University

Home University: University of Cambridge

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Medicine

Expected Graduation: 2019

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The Amgen Scholars Spring 2017 Travel Award Opens

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The Amgen Scholars Global Program Office is now accepting applications for Spring 2017 U.S. Alumni Travel Awards. The deadline for application submission is April 21, 2017.

Access the application and recommender form.

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Alice Heicklen: Enriching the Amgen Scholars Experience at Columbia

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To design and execute a summer research program like Amgen Scholars is no easy feat. The 10-week program at Columbia University and Barnard College in New York requires year-round planning to nail down faculty lectures, laboratory tours, graduate student and career panels, housing, flights, social events, and seminars in science communication.

Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Anh Cao Vu Quynh

"At my [home] university, all of my research was paper-based, so I had never been in a lab before. That’s why this experience with the Amgen Scholars Program was a great opportunity for me."
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Vinh Phuc, Vietnam

Host University: University of Tokyo

Home University: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Environment and Development

Expected Graduation: 2017

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Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Arvind Kumar

Although I had research experience in statistics and epidemiology, the Amgen Scholars Program gave me my first hands-on bench experience.
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Roslyn, New York

Host University: University of Tokyo

Home University: Duke University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2016

Major: Math and Chemistry

Expected Graduation: 2017

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