Faculty Profile: Bunney, William

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Bunney, William
Lab Contact:
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A PSYCH ON CAMPUS
Department: SOM - Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Please read the description for two different project locations.

Research Description

Project with David Walsh: Contact David at dwalsh@uci.edu or (949) 824-5013. Locates on Main Campus _ 5251 California Ave, Suite 160, Irvine, CA. This project is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health to examine genetic, architectural, and biochemical brain abnormalities in major depression, bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia. This opportunity would be appropriate for students interested in research of severe mental illnesses. Students would develop a clear understanding of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, risk factors for suicide and general research methodology. Students are needed on an ongoing basis. 6 to 10 hrs/wk commitment. Required Motivation and interest in clinical research. Evaluation method: Quality and quantity of work.

Project with Preston Cartagena: Contact Preston at pcartage@hs.uci.edu or (949) 824-7863. Locates on UCI North Campus. This project examines genetic and architectural brain abnormalities in major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. This opportunity would be appropriate for students interested in research of severe mental illnesses. Students would develop a clear understanding of DSM-V diagnostic criteria, medications used to treat mental illness, and risk factors for suicide. Students are needed on an ongoing basis. 6 to 10 hrs/wk commitment. Required Motivation and interest in psychiatric research. Enthusiasm for the subject, reliability and quality of work.

20 points - Attendance (working assigned hours, being on time).
40 points - Lab Work (quality, accuracy, integrated synthesis of information and safety).
20 points - Communication (Written/Oral reports, questions and discussion with Mentor).
20 points - Lab citizenship (organization, clean up and follow-through).
Total: 100 points.
Bunney, William
Lab Contact:
Julie Patterson
jvpatter@uci.edu
(714) 456-1663
B PSYCH AT UCIMC
Department: SOM - Psychiatry & Human Behavior
UCI Medical Center

Research Description

This research is using brain function (electroencephalogram or EEG), neuropsychological (tests of memory, attention, reaction time, etc.), symptom, and clinical interview measures to study the contribution of brain inhibitory mechanisms and information processing deficits to the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression). The students will have the opportunity to have direct patient contact by helping with patient interviews and testing. The research is done at the UCI Medical Center. Students are needed on an ongoing basis.

Requirements to Participate

Motivation and interest in clinical research.

Time Commitment per Week

6 to 10 hr/wk

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Enthusiasm of effort and completion of assigned work.