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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

North Korea Agrees to Collaborate to Fight Tuberculosis

With support from MacArthur and grantee the Nuclear Threat Initiative, Stanford University has secured North Korea’s approval for collaboration with U.S. experts in combating tuberculosis (TB). North Korea has the highest incidence of TB ... Read More

Grantee’s Work Leads to New Evidence-Based Program

MacArthur grantee the Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy played a key role in advising the Office of Management and Budget about the rigorous standard of evidence used in an effectiveness evaluation that led to the scaling up ... Read More

The MacArthur Foundation in Nigeria: Report on Activities

In this report: President’s Essay Strengthening Nigerian Universities Building Research Capacity: Spotlight on Four Nigerian Universities Improving Sexual & Reproductive Health Helping Adolescents Make Informed Decisions: Action Health Incorporated Advancing Human Rights Building Police Accountability, Strengthening ... Read More