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Quillen College of Medicine

David Williams, Ph.D. - Carroll H. Long Chair of Excellence
David Williams

Dr. David Williams


The Carroll H. Long Chair of Excellence for Surgical Research was awarded to David Williams, Ph.D. July 2017. The Chair of Excellence was named in honor of Johnson City native and Professor Emeritus, Dr. Carroll Hardy Long. Prior to Dr. Williams' appointment, Dr. Race Kao held the position of Carroll Long Chair of Excellence from 1992-2017.  The primary functions of the Chairholder are:

  • To advise and guide the resident in research
  • To promote the faculty research involvement
  • To supervise the student learning research procedures
  • To support the departmental teaching activities
  • To present and publish scientific findings
  • To obtain funding for research projects
  • To serve as consultant to other department
  • To strengthen the institutional teaching, patient care and research programs
  • To enhance the institutional recognition by public and professional communities

Dr. Williams' research involves multiple funded NIH grants.  Please contact the Department of Surgey for additional information on research activities.




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