New York Doctor Wins Genius Grant

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A local doctor who studies ways to slow and reverse the spread of infectious diseases, such as AIDS and tuberculosis, has received a genius grant from the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation — one of 25 recipients of the prestigious award this year. Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr works in New York at Harlem Hospital and travels around the developing world, through her work at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She joins us now to talk a little about her research and clinical practice.