Elaine Fuchs (B.S. 1972) has received the Madison Medal from Princeton University. Named for James Madison, Princeton's first graduate alumnus, the Madison Medal was established in 1973 by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA). Upon the recommendation of the APGA Committee on Nominations and Awards and the Madison Meal Selection Committee, this honor is conferred each year on an alumnus or alumna of the Graduate School who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved a record of outstanding public service.
Dr. Fuchs, a world leader in skin biology and its human genetic disorders who is widely credited for bringing dermatology into the molecular biology era, has also been selected as the 2011 Passano Laureate. The Passano Foundation supports scientific research and makes an annual award to recognize outstanding research done in the United States. For more information about the Passano Foundation, please click here.