Associate professor Ishan Canty Williams, a behavioral scientist, NIH-funded scholar, and community-engaged scholar was among just 15 UVA scientists chosen to receive a three-year Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellowship.
The new University of Virginia program announced awarded the fellowships to honor what executive vice president and provost Ian Baucom called their “groundbreaking research” and “commitment to service” at the University.
[VIDEO] Meet Ishan Williams, PhD, FGSA
- Williams is co-investigator, with UVA Health cardiologist and UVA School of Medicine professor Randall Moorman, MD, on a $5.9 million National Institutes of Health grant to ensure artificial intelligence datasets used in healthcare are diverse, trustworthy, and equitable.
- With partners George Bloom, a biology professor, and Jack Van Horn, a psychology professor, and others, she recently was part of a team that debuted a new short film, "Animating Alzheimer's," which premiered at the Jefferson School as part of the University's outreach to the community.
- Williams' work with community advisory boards is critical to her goals as a scholar and researcher.
The first group of Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellows represents faculty from nine of the University’s schools, and include tenured faculty members who have made significant contributions to their departments and schools but are not yet chairholders of endowed professorships.
“With the launch of the Shannon Mid-Career Fellows program, we are taking an important step to foster excellence and build an interdisciplinary community of distinguished scholars who are rising leaders in their schools and their fields,” Baucom said. “Our first cohort is remarkable, and I am delighted that we are able to support their continued progress in their careers here at UVA.”