Valerie Williams, Ph.D.

Center for Interdisciplinary Learning and Leadership
College of Medicine
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
PO Box 26901, ROB 342
Oklahoma City, OK 73190-3042
 
Phone: 405-271-2688
Secondary Phone: 405-271-4500
Email: valerie-williams@ouhsc.edu
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Last Updated: September 01, 2011

Valerie Williams
 

Leadership: UCEDD Director
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts: Redlands Partners - Center for Learning and Leadership
 
Discipline(s): Health Administration
Interdisciplinary
 
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation
 
Research: Public policy research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), educational research
Education: Team based learning and interdisciplinary teaching and learning; team effectiveness training
Service: Leadership development, staff development, faculty development

Vita/Bio

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

NAME

Williams, Valerie N.

POSITION TITLE

Oklahoma UCEDD Director and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

 

/TRAINING  (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, and include postdoctoral training.)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE (if applicable)

YEAR(s)

FIELD OF STUDY

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Graduate College, Oklahoma City, OK

Ph.D.

 

2004

 

Allied Health Sciences

 

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse, New York

M.P.A.

 

1980

 

Public Administration

 

Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences, Syracuse, New York

B.S.

1978

Biology and Psychology

 

A.    Positions and Honors.

Positions and Employment

2010 - Present Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

2009 - 2010   Associate Dean for Academic Programs (Interim), College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

2004 - 2010    Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Interdisciplinary Programs, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

2002 - 2010    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Medicine. 

2001 - 2002        Associate Dean for Administrative Affairs and Faculty Development, College of Medicine

1993 - Present    Director, Center for Learning and Leadership/Oklahoma's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

1992 - 1993        Deputy Director, University Affiliated Program of Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

1992 - 1997        Deputy Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Development (Medicine), University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

1990 - Present    Director, Faculty Leadership Program, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

1989 - 2001        Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary and Special Programs, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

1985 - 1989        University of Maryland at Baltimore, Assistant to the President and Director, Interdisciplinary Programs.

1980 - 1985         U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Health Planning and Evaluation, Policy Analyst and Executive Director, Coordinating Committee on Women's Health, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Presidential Management Intern (1980-1982) detailed to: Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Inspectors General (Program Analyst); Senate Budget Committee (Senior Budget Analyst Function 550); Office of the Assistant Secretary for Personnel (Program Analyst); pro tempore staff for the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health to conduct special projects and studies; developed staff report on excess mortality in Blacks with Cleve Taylor, National Institutes of Health.

1978 - 1980         Administrator, Quality Assurance State University Hospital of the Upstate Medical Center (Part-time), Syracuse, New York.

1978 - 1980         Syracuse University, Office of Residence and Dining Services, Assistant Director, Brewster-Boland Residence Hall (part-time), Syracuse, New York.

Honors

2011 Elected to Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, Association of American Medical Colleges

2008       Elected to Board of Directors, Association of American Medical Colleges

2007       Elected to Chair, Group on Faculty Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges

2003       Delegate to ARC of USA "National Goals, the State of Knowledge and an Agenda for Research on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" conference.  Member Workgroup #8 Community Living (Chair Jim Gardner), January 6-8, 2003.

2002       U.S. Delegate to the Tampa Scientific Conference on Intellectual Disability, Aging and Health, An International Meeting to Develop Recommendations for Future Research and Define Salient Areas for Medical Concern and Surveillance, 2002 (Sponsored by National Institute of Aging Grant No. 1R13G020975, National Institute of Aging to the University of Rochester).

2002       Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Meritorious Service Award 2002, "In gratitude for your ability to envision a new future for AUCD."

2001       Association of American Medical Colleges Silver Achievement Award presented on the 25th Anniversary of the Women in Medicine Program, "honoring women and men who have contributed substantially to the development of women in academic medicine."

1999       Small Employer of the Year, University Affiliated Program of Oklahoma, presented by the Governor's Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities.

1995        U.S. Delegate to U.S.-Israel Bi-National Conference on Coordination and Integration of Children's Health, Education, Rehabilitation, and Social Services, 1995 (Tel-Aviv, Israel). 

1995 - 1996      Elected national President of the American Association of University Affiliated Programs for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. 

1987             Food and Drug Administration Group Recognition Award to U.S. Public Health Service Coordinating Committee on Women's Health Issues.

1985        Cash Award for efforts on behalf of Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health, Department of Health and Human Services.

1985        U.S. Public Health Service Special Recognition Award to the Task Force on Women's Health Issues.

1984       Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health Special Recognition Award.

 B.    Recent peer-reviewed publications and presentations (in chronological order).

Fentem, L., Williams, V., "Structured Peer-Mentoring for Scholarly Projects of Early Career Faculty." AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference, August 6, 2011, Seattle, WA. (Poster and Podium presentation).2. Fentem, L., Williams, V., "Structured Peer-Mentoring for Scholarly Projects of Early Career Faculty." AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Professional Development Conference, August 6, 2011, Seattle, WA. (Poster and Podium presentation).

Bunton, S.A., Corrice, A.M., Pollart, S.M., Novielli, K.D.; Williams, V.N., Morrison, L.A., Mylona, E., Fox, S. Predictors of workplace satisfaction for U.S. medical school faculty in an era of change and challenge. Research report. Submitted 060311 Academic Medicine.

Williams, V.N., Bell, A.B., McCage, S., Saunkeah, B., Mann, L., McGraw, L., Harnden, A., Fentem, L., Cooper, T. "A Learning Community Approach to Community Engaged Research from the Oklahoma NARCH Faculty Development Project." Poster presented (T. Cooper) at the Annual NARCH Director's Conference, November, 2010, Bethesda, MD.

Williams, V.N., Bell, A.B., McCage, S., Saunkeah, B., Mann, L., McGraw, L., Harnden, A., Fentem, L. "Community-Based Participatory Research," invited presentation, at Oklahoma NARCH "Pathways to Wellness" Conference, August 18, 2010, Oklahoma City, OK.

Williams, V.N. "Cultural Competence in Research and Health Care Organizations," invited presentation, with B. Saunkeah, at Oklahoma NARCH "Pathways to Wellness" Conference, August 18, 2010, Oklahoma City, OK.

Current Grant Funding

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Education, Research and Service-formerly UAP of Oklahoma. Principle Investigator and Director, Valerie N. Williams.  Five-year award 2007-2012.

Completed

Co-Principal Investigator, Oklahoma Rural Research and Demonstration Center (with Co-PI: EN Brandt, Jr., MD, PhD: Award No. U54 HS08633, $1,331,991, October 1994-1999)

Principal Investigator and Director, Faculty Professional Development and Mentoring Program. Sponsored by U.S. Department of Education, Postsecondary Education, Division of Higher Education Incentive Programs, 1994-1997 (Award No. P271A00027-94).

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Education, Research and Service-formerly UAP of Oklahoma. Principle Investigator and Director, Valerie N. Williams.  Five-year award 2002-2007.

Training Initiative Project to UAP of Oklahoma, Community Leadership Solutions, Project Director, Valerie N. Williams, 1997, 5-year award,1997-2002, Admin. on Developmental Disabilities, Admin. for Children and Families, USDHHS.

Coordinating Principle Investigator, Mid-Atlantic AIDS Regional Education and Training Center (PHS Grant No. BRT 000026-01/2-0); Responsible for coordination and delivery of education program for health professionals in five-state consortium of health centers, headquartered at the University of Maryland at Baltimore1988-1989.