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2008 Press News Archive

Hopkins author wins endowed chair

Lisa Shulman, coauthor of Parkinson's Disease: A Complete Guide for Patients and Families, 2nd ed., received the first Eugenia Brin Professorship in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders at the University of Maryland School of Medicine on September 16. The endowed chair is the result of a $1.5 million grant given the school by Google founder Sergey Brin and his parents, Eugenia and Michael Brin. Shulman, a neurologist who specializes in Parkinson's disease research, will use the money to help fund the infrastructure and personnel needed to maintain and expand the database of Parkinson's patients compiled by the university's Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center.

Author receives Charles E. Smith Award

Rachel G. Fuchs won the 2008 Charles E. Smith Award for her book, Contested Paternity: Constructing Families in Modern France. The prize is awarded by the European History section of the Southern Historical Society. Fuch's groundbreaking work draws on archival judicial records on paternity suits and adoptions and an artful exploration of the shifts in French cultural and public policy attitudes to examine the complex notions of paternity and fatherhood in modern France from the late eighteenth century through the twentieth. The award ceremony will take place at the association's annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 9-12.

AAUP names Hopkins author chair

Gary Rhoades, author of Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education, has been named the next general secretary for the American Association of University Professors. Read more from Inside Higher Ed.

Genetics pioneer dies

Dr. Victor A. McKusick, Johns Hopkins geneticist, award-winning scientist, and author, has died. Often referred to as the "father of medical genetics," he edited 12 volumes of the classic text Mendelian Inheritance in Man. Read more from the Baltimore Sun.