Department of Psychiatry

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-2223

Juan Bustillo, MD, Receives First Uhlenhuth Family Research Professorship in Psychiatry

February 4, 2014

Juan Bustillo, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, and Director, Schizophrenia Research Program, has been named the first recipient of the Uhlenhuth Family Research Professorship in Psychiatry.

“Among the many reasons Dr. Bustillo received this honor are his extensive research experience, numerous publications, acceptance into the prestigious American College of Neuropsychopharmacology and his membership on the DSM-V Task Force,” said Psychiatry Department Chairman Mauricio Tohen, MD, DrPH, MBA, when he made the announcement earlier this month.

A committee of senior faculty selected Dr. Bustillo for the endowed professorship which supports the research of a faculty member who is an active and productive investigator in the Department of Psychiatry within the UNM School of Medicine.

Created by Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Eberhard Uhlenhuth, MD, and his late wife Helen Lyman Uhlenhuth, the professorship is designed to “encourage the recruitment and retention of an established investigator in the field of psychiatry who will produce significant new knowledge; stimulate research among the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry; mentor promising faculty, residents, and students in their research efforts; and promote the academic excellence of the Department through teaching at all levels.”

The award also marks the multigenerational research tradition within the Uhlenhuth extended family, including:

  • Paul Theodor Uhlenhuth (1870-1957)  bacteriologist, immunologist and hygienist
  • Eduard Carl Adolf Uhlenhuth (1885-1961) anatomist and endocrinologist
  • Eberhard Henry Uhlenhuth (1927 -) academic psychiatrist

“I am delighted that the Professorship now has been activated, with Dr. Juan Bustillo as the first recipient,” says Dr. Eberhard Uhlenhuth.