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About Charlene Williams

Charlene J. Williams, PhD, has joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at CMSRU. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Williams was professor of Medicine and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology at Thomas Jefferson University. An educator of both medical and graduate students, she received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education in 2010. Dr. Williams served on numerous committees of the Jefferson Medical College, and was an active member of the College of Graduate Studies, Master's in Biomedical Science program.

Dr. Williams' research interests are in the area of rheumatic diseases. She has authored over 70 scientific publications and has contributed 10 book chapters to various volumes devoted to rheumatic diseases. She has received numerous NIH and private research grants, and in 2005, was awarded the Stewart J. McCracken Award for Achievement in Rheumatology Research by the national Arthritis Foundation. An international leader in her field, Dr. Williams has served on numerous NIH grant review committees and has presented the results of her research at many professional and scientific meetings, including this year's annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Williams was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2010.

Dr. Williams received her PhD in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and served as a National Research Service Award post-doctoral fellow from 1983-1985. At CMSRU, she will utilize her teaching talents to educate medical students in Biochemistry. Dr. Williams will function as the CMSRU representative to the Rowan University Senate.


Present Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Rowan University Cooper Medical School of Rowan University


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1983 PhD Biochemistry, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
401 South Broadway, Suite 356
Camden, NJ 08103


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