Rice celebrates Richards-Kortum’s MacArthur Fellowship

Rice President David Leebron, Provost Marie Lynn Miranda and dozens of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the university gathered Dec. 8 at Baker Hall to celebrate the 2016 MacArthur Fellowship of Rice global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum. Richards-Kortum, Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor, professor of bioengineering and professor of electrical and computer engineering, won the fellowship in September and became the first Houston scientist, the first Houston woman and the first Rice faculty member to win the coveted “genius grant.”

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