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.