Elaine Fuchs, the Amgen Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, is one of 50 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected for major contributions to health and medicine or to such related fields as social and behavioral sciences, law, administration and economics. Fuchs, who studies the genes that control the growth and development of skin, has tracked down the genes underlying two disabling and sometimes fatal skin diseases using a breakthrough gene-hunting technique she devised. George Chauncey, Assistant Professor in History, has been awarded the 1994 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for a Work of History for Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940. Chauncey will receive a citation and a $1,000 prize at a reception in his honor this week in Los Angeles. Robert Sampson, Professor in Sociology, has been awarded the Michael J. Hindelang Award for the book Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life, which he wrote with John Laub. The award is presented annually by the American Society of Criminology for the book published during the past few years that makes the most outstanding contribution to the study of crime.