Augustine named visiting professor at University of Michigan

James R. Augustine, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, has been named the 2012 Elizabeth Crosby Visiting Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. He will deliver the 22nd annual Elizabeth Crosby Lectures in March 2012. Dr. Jim Augustine

The lecture series is named in honor of the late Elizabeth Crosby, Ph.D., an internationally known researcher and beloved teacher of neuroanatomy at the University of Michigan Medical School. Crosby, the first female professor at Michigan’s Medical School, taught students from 1920 to 1958. She later served as a consultant to the neurosurgery department at Michigan and the anatomy department at the University of Alabama School of Medicine where she mentored Augustine. She was the recipient of many prestigious awards including the President’s National Medal of Science presented by President Jimmy Carter at a White House Ceremony on Jan. 14, 1980.

Augustine joined the School of Medicine in 1976. He also serves as the University Ombudsman and is a former Chair of the USC Faculty Senate. He has been awarded M1 Teacher of the Year seven times and named the recipient of the USC Educational Foundation Outstanding Service Award in 2009. For more information on Augustine, please visit