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Nigerian Woman Wins the MacArthur Genius Award

MacArthur Foundation


September 20, 2005, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundatioon named 25 new MacArthur Fellows for 2005. Each received a phone call from the Foundation informing them that they will be given $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.

Olufunmilayo Olopade, Clinician / Researcher, Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, Illinois, was one of this years recipients. She is the director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she has been on the faculty since 1991.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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