University Of Minnesota Twin Cities Faculty Selected For Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship

Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, and Paul Dauenhauer, faculty at the University of Minnesota, have been this year's fellows for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Both were awarded “genius grants” for their demonstration or originality and intellectual pursuits in their designated field of study. Each fellow is awarded $625,000 to further their research and intellectual pursuits as they see fit with no restrictions. 

Dr. Fair is the Redleaf Endowed Director of the University’s Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain and Professor in the Institute of Child Development in the College of Education and Human Development and in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical School. His research primarily focuses on brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience. For more on this prestigious award, follow this link. Additionally, to read more information on how Dr. Fair will use this money, including supporting his wife's work in research, women's health initiatives, and global health, read this article from stat news.