Neuroscience at Emory University benefits from gift

The Jim Cox Jr. Foundation has established the Betty Gage Holland Chair in Neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Holland, who died in 2004, was married for 15 years to James M. Cox Jr., who presided over Cox Enterprises until his death in 1974.

The Jim Cox Jr. Foundation has given $100,000 a year to neuroscience research at Emory since 1990.The foundation also committed $2 million in 2007 to establish a chair in Roman history, also in memory of Holland, an avid traveler and art lover.

Holland was married to William Jackson Holland from 1979 until his death in 2001. He was a patient of Dr. Allan Levey, who directs Emory's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and chairs the Department of Neurology. He will be the inaugural holder of the chair.