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Paul R. McHugh Professorship in Motivated Behaviors

School of Medicine

Established in 1998 by William F. Scandling and 250 other donors in honor of Paul McHugh

MchughPaulPAUL R. McHUGH, former director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the hospital, has been widely recognized for his efforts to bring clarity and conceptual structure to psychiatry. Since his arrival at Hopkins in 1975, Dr. McHugh forged a department considered one of the best in the world. His book, The Perspectives of Psychiatry, co-authored with Phillip R. Slavney, presents the framework of thought that has characterized his department. His own research focuses on the neuroscientific foundations of motivated behaviors, psychiatric genetics, epidemiology, and neuropsychiatry. Dr. McHugh was named a University Distinguished Professor in 1998.

Held by Timothy H. Moran

MoranTimothyTIMOTHY H. MORAN, A&S 1981 (MA), 1982 (PhD), the first Paul R. McHugh Professor of Motivated Behaviors, is director of research administration and vice chair and director of psychological sciences in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Moran investigates neural mechanisms of driven behaviors, developmental psychobiology, and brain/gut interactions in the control of food intake. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Behavioral Neuroscience. A past associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, Dr. Moran is also a past president of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.