School of Medicine

School of Medicine honors Dr. William Bunney

Dr. William Bunney

Oct. 1, 2012 -- The School of Medicine honored the achievements of Dr. William Bunney during a late afternoon reception Monday at the Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility.

Hosted by Dean Ralph Clayman, the reception featured UC faculty speakers and Dr. Fritz Henn from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, who discussed Bunney’s considerable contributions to the field of neuropsychiatry.

Earlier this year, Bunney received the prestigious Pioneers in Psychopharmacology Award from the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum, which is bestowed upon individuals who've made globally recognized contributions to the field’s growth.

Bunney, a Distinguished Professor of psychiatry & human behavior and a member of the Institute of Medicine, has furthered the understanding of mood disorders, and his early research helped establish lithium's effectiveness in treating bipolar disorder, and his efforts led to official approval of the drug for the condition.

“We feel that this was an appropriate time to recognize one of the nation's premier scientist/physicians and a truly outstanding member of our faculty,” Clayman said.