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Jill Seaman, MD was one of the 2009 MacArthur Fellows, just announced. Her fellowship was for Dr Seaman, 2009 MacArthur Fellow

adapting the tools of 21st-century medicine to treat infectious diseases endemic to Southern Sudan….

Jill Seaman is a physician committed to delivering and improving treatment for infectious diseases endemic to Old Fangak, Sudan one of the most remote, impoverished, and war-torn regions of the world….

She spends the remaining portion of each year in Bethel, Alaska, providing health services to Yup’ik Eskimo communities.

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Q. What is the MacArthur Fellowship? A. The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future. The fellowship is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their creative activities in the absence of specific obligations or reporting requirements. There are no limits on age or area of activity. Individuals cannot apply for this award; they must be nominated.

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