Kevin Guskiewicz was one of 22 who got the call last week. The $500,000 call. The “genius” call.
The no-strings-attached, $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “genius grants” were announced Sept. 20 by the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. Recipients largely don't know they're in contention for the annual awards, and often learn they're winners with an out-of-the-blue phone call informing them they'll receive the money over the next five years.
Guskiewicz's studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have made strides in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sports-related concussions.