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John A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D., Horace W. Davenport Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Professor of Internal Medicine has been awarded the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the University of Michigan Medical School on a faculty member for research in the biomedical sciences. From the Medical School’s announcement:

Dr. Williams is being recognized for his numerous research accomplishments, a strong focus on teaching and mentoring, and his valuable leadership to science, the Medical School, and the university. His extensive contributions have included serving as chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology for 21 years, teaching and mentoring primary and joint faculty and as director of a training grant (Training in Systems & Integrative Biology) for 20 years. Dr. Williams also started the expansion of the department’s scientific focus and status as a leader in research and graduate education.

An internationally recognized expert on pancreatic physiology, Dr. Williams is the Editor in Chief of The Pancreapedia, an open access information repository for the exocrine pancreas, which serves as an integrated reference work, methods book, cellular atlas, and community directory for researchers working on the exocrine pancreas.

John A. Williams, M.D., Ph.D, “Let Us All Raise Our Glasses to the Pancreas”
Monday, December 9, 2013
4:00 – 5:15 PM
Dan and Betty Kahn Auditorium, Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building (BSRB)
A reception will follow the lecture in the Taubman BSRB Atrium.

Congratulations, Dr. Williams!


One Response to “John A. Williams to Receive Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award in Biomedical Research”

  1. Maria Bonn

    Congratulations indeed. I was just showing off the Pancreapedia to a new colleague yesterday, as a new model of scientific publishing. Of course started off saying “I know you’re thinking ‘what the heck is a Pancreapedia?’” But she rightly thought it’s pretty cool.