UCSF Prof. Wins MacArthur Grant, Becomes Father on Same Day
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Tara Siler: It's a double dose of good news for a University of California, San Francisco neurology professor. The MacArthur Foundation is honoring Dr. Bill Seeley for his research on why certain brain diseases, like dementia, attack specific cells on a microscopic level.
Seeley says the phone call from MacArthur was followed by the arrival of his newborn daughter.
Dr. Bill Seeley: This morning I introduced my newborn daughter to her first sunrise. And my wife and I are on the 15th floor of the UCSF hospital overlooking downtown San Francisco.
And it was about the most beautiful moment of my life.
The award is $500,000.