University of New Mexico psychiatrist Dr. Juan Bustillo has been named the first recipient of the Uhlenhuth Family Research Professorship in Psychiatry. Bustillo is professor of psychiatry and neurosciences and director of the Schizophrenia Research Program at the UNM School of Medicine.

A committee of senior psychiatry department faculty selected Bustillo for the endowed professorship, which supports the research of a faculty member who is an active and productive investigator.

“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 Dr. Mauricio Tohen, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry.

Created by Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus Dr. Eberhard Uhlenhuth 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.