Certified Genius Walks Amongst Us

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Today, the MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s recipients of its famed Genius Grants, and one winner is the Mailman School’s own Wafaa El-Sadr.

El-Sadr is a clinical researcher, specializing in such noble pursuits as studying alternative treatments for patients who can’t tolerate certain therapies and developing gels that inhibit HIV transmission. She is also chief of infectious diseases at the Harlem Hospital Center. 

El-Sadr receives $500,000, no strings attached, meaning the money is not necessarily designated for any specific project. Oh, and bragging rights, she’s won those too. 

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  1. noble is next

    what a hero! she is honestly the most amazing of professors at columbia right now, bar none. she's so humble, i doubt there will be ANY bragging. she's the sweetest lady.

  2. soooo glad  

    that bwog mentioned this. this prize is a gigantic enormous ginormous achievement. i wonder what shes going to spend it on

  3. woo  

    this makes me proud to go to Columbia

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