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Julie Livingston Wins 'Genius Grant'

Julie Livingston, a professor of history and associate member of the Institute, has been named a MacArthur Fellow by the James D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation. The five-year fellowship, popularly known as a “genius grant,” comes with a $625,000 unrestricted stipend. Livingston specializes in African history and in the history of public health. In her most recent book, Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic (Duke University Press, 2012), she describes the struggles of patients, families and hospital staff in a cancer ward in Botswana to come to terms with the disease – and its practical and moral implications – in an environment of limited resources. Additional information about Julie Livingston's research is available here.

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