January 16 , 2007
Fuqua gives $2M for new child psychiatry chair
J. Rex Fuqua, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Fuqua Capital Corporation and managing director of Fuqua Ventures, has contributed a $2 million endowment to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory School of Medicine to create The J. Rex Fuqua Chair in Child Psychiatry. The endowed chair will make it possible to establish leadership for the newly created Emory Childhood and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program.
The Mood Disorders Program eventually will provide both outpatient and inpatient short-term care; research activities using neurobiology, brain imaging and genetics to create novel treatment strategies; and will serve as a training ground for future child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists.
“Emory has a national reputation as a top clinical and research center for adult and late-life mood disorders,” Fuqua said, “so now the need and timing are right to create a center of excellence for child and adolescent mood disorders at Emory.”
Emory mourns faculty member Fox-Genovese
The Emory community mourns the loss of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who died on Jan. 2 at the age of 65. Fox-Genovese came to Emory in 1986 and founded the Institute for Women’s Studies. She moved to the history department in 1992 and most recently served as the Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities. A memorial service will be held in late January on the Emory campus. Details about the service and an essay about Fox-Genovese will be included in a future Emory Report.