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In Depth With a Program Powerhouse: 12 Years of Amgen Scholars With Patty Phelps

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Over the past 12 years, Patty Phelps has mentored more than 250 students in her role as faculty advisor for the Amgen Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Among those students is: a young woman who came from the University of Washington in bioengineering and is now pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego; a hard-working young man who returned to UCLA for graduate school in neuroscience; and the wonderful UCLA students who each year welcomed those from out-of-town and developed long-term friendships.

Meet Aby Rodriguez, an Amgen Biotech Experience Alumni

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ABY RODRIGUEZ

Senior Associate of Supplier Management in the Human Tissue category at Amgen

Amgen Biotech Experience Year: 2007

How the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) Shaped My Educational & Professional Path 

Eleven years ago, Aby Rodriguez participated in a life-altering experience. A student at CROEM, a public boarding school in Puerto Rico that specializes in science and math, Rodriguez conducted biotech experiments for the first time through the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE).

Big Impact in Bio: Creatively Engineering Tissue Solutions

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The word “creativity” may not be traditionally associated with scientific research, but for Elisa D’Arcangelo, it sums up some of the aspects she most values about being a biomedical engineer. As a tissue engineer, she must come up with creative solutions for growing tissue in the lab that can help shape new therapies for cancer and other diseases.

Paul Ehrlich on Jaws

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Did you know that 300 years ago people had larger jaws? Why would this be the case and why is it important? Paul Ehrlich, the founding father of modern population sciences, is here to talk about his new book which is a bit of a diversion from his usual work – warning us to not have too many kids. This time, Ehrlich, along with co-author and orthodontist Sandra Kahn, explore the links between jaw size and an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, sleep apnea and hyperactivity.

Inspiring Teachers Through the Amgen Biotech Experience

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The Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) is an innovative science education program that provides high school teachers with the tools to teach biotechnology in their classrooms. In this video, teachers and alumni share their experience in participating in the program. To learn more, visit: http://www.amgenbiotechexperience.com.

Real Life Research Experience: Meet Amgen Scholars Alumni Agata Misiaszek

"Working at the interface of the academia and industry seems the most appealing to me, as it allows for both the basic curiosity-driven research and its application."
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Agata Misiaszek

Wrocław, Poland

Host University: Karolinska Institute

Home University: The University of Edinburgh

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Molecular biology

Expected Graduation: May 2018

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See Why Rachel Elizabeth Petherbridge, Amgen Scholars Alumni, Became Interested in Biology

"As of right now, I aim to graduate college, potentially get a master’s degree, and definitely pursue a Ph.D., most likely in biological engineering."
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Rachel Elizabeth Petherbridge

Garner, North Carolina

Host University: Harvard University

Home University: Boston University

Amgen Scholar Year: 2017

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Expected Graduation: 2019

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Amgen Foundation Awards Khan Academy $3 Million to Support Development of Free Comprehensive Biology Lessons

More Than One Million Students Access Biology Content Each Month
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Amgen Foundation today announced a three-year, $3 million grant to Khan Academy to develop comprehensive new biology lessons. The Amgen Foundation is the exclusive sponsor of Khan Academy's biology content.

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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National Black Farmers Association Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications

Up to $100,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing agriculture-related studies
Summary: 
  • NBFA Scholarship Program cultivates a new generation of black farmers
  • Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received
  • Scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of automaker FCA US 
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  • NBFA Scholarship Program cultivates a new generation of black farmers
  • Applications will be accepted through April 28, 2017 or until 100 applications have been received
  • Scholarships funded by the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of automaker FCA US 

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