Dr. John Feighner was a resident and chief resident in the Department. While in the Department, he was the first author of a classic paper published in 1972 that established diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric illnesses. He became president and director of the Feighner Research Institute in San Diego and has made many contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology. The Feighner Professorship was established to help the Department maintain exceptional basic and clinical psychiatric research. In 1999, Dr. John W. Olney was installed as the first Feighner Professor. For a list of all endowed professorships in the Department, click here.