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Jennifer Richeson on MacArthur Fellowship

Social psychologist Jennifer Richeson was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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Atul Gawande on MacArthur Fellowship

Surgeon and author Atul Gawande was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2006. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do ...

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The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

 In 1999, after decades of colonial and military rule, Nigeria began a transition to democracy.  Government, non-governmental organizations, and individuals are now working together to ensure the growth of a free and fair Nigeria.  The MacArthur ... Read More

My Father, My Brother and Me

My Father, My Brother and Me tracks the mystery behind this gateway disease. Parkinson’s is actually more common that any other neurological condition save Alzheimer’s. In fact, more people have Parkinson’s than the ...

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MacArthur Awards $800,000 to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Nigeria

MacArthur announced two grants totaling $800,000 in support of efforts to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria. Read More

Commentary by Kole Shettima on International Safe Motherhood Day

On May 8, International Safe Motherhood Day, MacArthur's Africa Office Director Kole Shettima calls attention to the preventable deaths of mothers. Read More

India Supreme Court Ruling to Reign in Child Marriage

India’s highest court ruled recently that all marriages must be registered, irrespective of the couple’s religion.  This will place added government oversight on an often-overlooked practice in the country.  The Socio Legal Information Center ... Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in Rural Areas

In 2004, a MacArthur-funded pilot project by the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of India and JHPIEGO demonstrated how to reduce maternal mortality in rural areas by training non-specialist medical providers in emergency obstetric care. Now ... Read More

Research Shows Promising Results for Use of Anti-Shock Garment in Childbirth

The University of California at San Francisco issued a press release about recent MacArtur-supported research findings that indicate the use of an anti-shock garment may helpful in preventing obstetrical hemorrhaging due to childbirth. Read More

MacArthur Awards $4.5 Million Grant for Study on Mental Health Outpatient Treatment

The University of Virginia recently issued a press release about MacArthur's support for the study on Mental Health Outpatient Treatment. Read More