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School of Medicine

Committees

VCU Committees

A. D. Williams

Purpose

The A. D. Williams Committee provides guidance and advice to the Vice President for Health Sciences regarding the distribution of selected philanthropic funds for the Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus.

Goals

To promote medical research and scholarship.

Assignments

The A. D. Williams Committee functions as a Corporative Committee by dispersing funds derived from the A. D. Williams Trust as well as other endowment funds specifically designated for medical or disease related research. The Committee works closely with its advisory arm, the A. D. Williams Research Advisory Committee (for a description, see below) to make awards for the support of research and faculty development and to establish criteria for the competitive process.

Procedures for Appointment

Members are selected by virtue of their administration positions within the University.

Membership and Term

The A. D. Williams Committee is composed of the Vice President for Health Sciences, the Deans of the five schools on the Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus (currently the Senior Associate Dean is the representative from the School of Medicine), and two ex officio members, a Secretary and the Chair of the A. D. Williams Research Advisory Committee. A fiscal liaison is also provided by the Office of Financial Management.

Contacts

George D. Ford, Ph.D.
Secretary, A. D. Williams Committee
Vice Chair and Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Phone: 804-828-9501
E-mail: ford@vcu.edu