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Speaker Introduction


William R Galey, Ph.D.


William (Bill) Galey is Director of Graduate and Medical Education Programs at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland. As such he is responsible for all of HHMI's programs to enhance biomedical science graduate education and scientific training of medical students. HHMI's Research Fellowships for Medical Students, the HHMI-NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, and HHMIs Physician Scientist Early Career Award Program. Currently his Group at HHMI is developing a new program to provide Dissertation Fellowships to support selected foreign graduate students ineligible for NIH or NSF training grant support. Bill was intimately involved in developing and managing the HHMI partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges known as Scientific Foundations of Future Physicians.

Dr Galey, holds a PhD from the University of Oregon Medical School, and was a fellow of Harvard University. After a brief period in the pharmaceutical industry, he joined the University of New Mexico School of Medicine where he conducted research in cellular and gastrointestinal physiology; taught physiology to medical, graduate and allied health students; and held various administrative positions including Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Interim Dean for Research before retiring in 2002 to take his current position.

As an educator Bill has been involved in the development and dissemination of problem-based learning in medical education, the use of inquiry-based learning to by primary and secondary school teachers and has directed PhD and MD/PhD programs in the biomedical sciences. He has also been active in professional organizations to improve science education and was a charter member of IAMSE.





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