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Endowed Department Fund

Endowed Vice-Chair for Education

Translating the Science of Depression and Anxiety into Practice

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Research and Treatment

Development Progress


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Development Campaign

This is an extraordinary time for UW Medicine’s Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. The department continues to attract some of the top researchers in the world, who are pursuing projects relating to Alzheimers Disease, depression, PTSD, and many other psychological and behavioral issues. In an increasingly challenging funding environment, private donations are an essential component of our future success and ensure the sustainability teaching, research, and clinical practice as well as funding early-stage ideas. We are grateful to have received several exciting gifts in recent years. If you would like to make a contribution to one of our established funds please click on the links below, which will direct you to the UW Foundation website. Or, if you prefer, you may print a gift form and mail it to Jim Boyle at UW Medicine Development. For information on other funding priorities, please contact Jim Boyle or the chairman of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences, Dr. Jürgen Unützer.

Jim Boyle
Senior Director for Philanthropy
UW Medicine Advancement
Box 358045
Seattle, WA 98195-8045
Phone: 206 543-7252
boyleje@uw.edu

Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
1959 Pacific Ave NE, BB-1644
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.543.3128
unutzer@uw.edu



Established Funds

Psychiatry Discretionary Fund
This fund allows the department to pursue its mission by supporting research, teaching, patient care, and other departmental priorities at the discretion of the chair. For instance, this fund is used to recruit exceptional faculty members, support promising neuroscience and health services research in areas such as Alzheimer’s Disease and depression.

Thomas H. Holmes Fund for Research and Education in Psychiatry
This fund, established in 1989, honors the work of internationally known stress researcher, Thomas H. Holmes, and provides start-up research funds to promising fellows and junior faculty.

Alzheimer's Program Support Fund
This Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences, School of Medicine fund provides support for fellow and junior faculty research development and for enhancing the research infrastructure of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center to support these efforts.

Psychiatry Resident Education and Training Fund
This fund supports the psychiatric training of approximately 65 residents. These funds support the purchase of books, training materials and other related items that are important to the success of the program.

Psychiatry Discretionary Fund
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Thomas H. Holmes Fund for Research and Education in Psychiatry
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Alzheimer's Program Support Fund
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Psychiatry Resident Education and Training Fund
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Other Funding Priorities


Endowed Department Chair

A dynamic leader is critical to the fundamental success and expansion of the Department. This support will allow the Department to fulfill its commitment to develop both innovative psychiatric care delivery models and new treatments, with the primary objective to improve mental health care throughout the Northwest. Endowed chairs also provide an opportunity to recognize and honor distinguished faculty and recruit talented, nationally recognized faculty for future chair positions.


Endowed Vice-Chair for Education

Our Residency program is tremendously successful, and its continuing success is a high priority for the department.  Educating the nation’s best and brightest psychiatrists and psychologists is a privilege and an honor, as well as a commitment to the health and vitality of the field of beahvioral medicine. The program, however, requires a major commitment of time and resources — clinical practice, research, and program planning — with unwavering commitment and skill. With the reliable stream of revenue provided by an endowment, our Vice Chair will be able to dedicate more time to the Residency program. Teaching will become more of a priority. Teaching programs will become more developed, course work will expand. The high bar will keep rising. A Residency Training endowment will allow us to narrow the gap in competition to retain faculty. Endowment enhances the ability of UW Psychiatry to attract and retain distinguished faculty in the Behavioral Sciences.


Translating the Science of Depression and Anxiety into Practice

This fund supports pioneering efforts in the development of several innovative programs in which medical providers and mental health specialists collaborate effectively to improve care for depression and anxiety. These programs have been shown in over 40 research studies to improve care, reduce depression and anxiety, and substantially improve overall health outcomes and functioning. Supporting this research will make a tremendous impact in the lives of those not receiving adequate treatment and also build a platform to encourage federal funding for such important research.


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Research and Treatment

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has several ground breaking research efforts underway to try and reduce the suffering caused by PTSD. Our contributions range from novel medication therapies to improve the symptoms of this disorder to new early evidenced-based intervention plans to decrease the likelihood of longstanding symptoms of PTSD. This fund will provide support for education and outreach to those who have not sought treatment, the development of systems of care to reduce the severity and long term outcome for patients, and research into medications that may dramatically reduce or eliminate the symptoms of PTSD.

 

Development Progress

Development Progress

Endowed Chair for Mental Health Counseling & Hypnosis - $1.5 Million

Tutt Family Gift - $850,000

Streissguth Professor - $800,000

Friends of Alzheimer's Research Professor - $525,000

David and Patricia Carman Endowed Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease Research. - $100,000

Lisa Adamson Memorial Gift for Residency Training - $50,000

Murial King Taylor Endowed Fellowship - $25,000

Planned Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Initiative


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