Dr. William (Bill) Galey, currently assistant dean of Research and Graduate Studies at UNM School of Medicine, has accepted a position as Program Director in the Grants and Special Programs Division of Howard Hughes Medical Institute headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Galey will oversee graduate research education programs in basic and clinical medical research and help develop new initiatives to encourage translation of modern biology to medical practice in the Howard Hughes position.

"Dr. Galey has served as the leader for our graduate programs in bio-medical and diagnostic and therapeutic sciences. He has contributed an enormous amount to the success of our school of medicine and will be greatly missed," said School of Medicine Dean Dr. Paul Roth.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute is on of the world's largest philanthropies, supporting biomedical science research and education throughout the United States and world.

Galey is retiring from UNM after 30 years as a faculty member in the School of Medicine where he has served as professor of Physiology and professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. While at UNM, Galey conducted research in the areas of Cellular and Gastrointestinal Physiology and has become internationally known for his work in innovative educational approaches.

For the past eight years, Galey has directed the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program in the School of Medicine. He has also been actively involved as assistant dean in the School of Medicine's Office of Research and Graduate Studies focusing on numerous research and education issues.

Galey will assume his new position in October.


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