The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has announced a $25 million commitment from the John S. Dunn Foundation.
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, UTHealth president and Alkek-Williams Distinguished Chair, said: “Our behavioral health experts provide the highest levels of care to patients from across our community and are also on the forefront of developing innovative and personalized treatments for psychiatric and mental health conditions.”
They added: “The generous support of the Dunn Foundation will provide UTHealth with the critical resources needed to realize our shared vision of improving behavioral health in our communities and setting new standards in excellence of care.”
The gift will establish the John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center in support of innovative behavioral health research, education, and patient care; the John S. Dunn Foundation Research Fund, which will focus on advancing discoveries in the treatment of behavioral disorders; the John S. Dunn Foundation Education Fund, which will provide support aimed at enhancing the academic environment for fellows, residents, and students; and the John S. Dunn Lecture Series.
The gift also will provide endowments for eleven named faculty chairs.
The Dunn Foundation’s support for UTHealth since 1986 includes investments in research on bipolar disorder and treatment-resistant bipolar depression.