Student Fellow Alumna Heidi Williams wins MacArthur “Genius Grant”

A big congratulations to Heidi Williams, who was a Student Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center in 2008-2009!

From the MIT News article

MIT economist Heidi Williams, whose scholarly work looks at the effects of patent policies and technology on medical research and health care, has been granted a 2015 MacArthur Fellowship.

The high-profile annual fellowships, unofficially known as “genius grants,” include an award of $625,000 that is paid over five years and is unrestricted, meaning recipients are allowed to use it as they see fit. There are usually fewer than 25 MacArthur Fellowships awarded each year.

Williams says she is “very humbled and extremely grateful” to be a recipient of the fellowship. Upon being informed of the award by an official with the MacArthur Foundation, she adds, “I was completely speechless.” […]

Read the full article here.

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