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Dr. Funmi Olopade: Nature, Nurture & Breast Cancer

Dr. Funmi Olopade, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, oncologist and genetics expert, is one of the world's leading authorities on hereditary breast cancer and cancer risk assessment. As an international leader in breast cancer research, Dr. Olopade ... Read More

Opening Remarks by MacArthur President Robert Gallucci, MacArthur Fellows Science Series Lecture with Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci discusses the Foundation's focus on science, especially in Chicago, and introduces Dr. Olopade, a 2005 MacArthur Fellow. Read More
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Mary Tinetti, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Geriatric physician Mary Tinetti was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. 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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Jill Seaman, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Infectious disease physician Jill Seaman was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. 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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Rebecca Onie, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

Health services innovator Rebecca Onie was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2009. 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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Aging in America in the Twenty-first Century: Demographic Forecasts from the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society

Network research finding that by 2050 Americans may live 3.1 to 7.9 years longer than official government projections, resulting in sharply higher costs for government programs that serve older citizens. Read More

Research on Health Reform Looks at Costs and Affordability Issues

A new report by grantee the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, concludes that by lowering the amount that Medicaid and Medicare pay for prescription drugs, Congress could generate substantial savings to help pay for comprehensive ... Read More

Maximizing Housing as Health Care Intervention

The National AIDS Housing Coalition has been awarded a $200,000 grant from MacArthur to support a national project which seeks to maximize the policy impact and cost-effectiveness of housing as a health care intervention for ... Read More

Mexico Announces New Strategy to Reduce Maternal Mortality

President Felipe Calderon of Mexico recently announced a new strategy to reduce maternal mortality based largely on a proposal written by the National Safe Motherhood Committee, a longtime MacArthur grantee. Read More

Nigerian Government Funds Expansion of Anti-Shock Garment

Based on the success of MacArthur-supported work to combat maternal mortality, the Nigerian government has allocated $11.7 million in this year’s budget to improve maternal health, including expanding the use of an anti-shock garment ... Read More