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William Hillis

Faculty - William Hillis

Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor

Professor Emeritus

Cornelia Marschall Smith Distinguished Professor

BS, Baylor University
MD, Johns Hopkins University

Major areas of Research--Virology, Epidemiology, Immunology

Courses currently teaching --

After receiving a BS in Chemistry at Baylor I completed my MD degree at Johns Hopkins and did my residency training in Internal Medicine at Hopkins (Osler Medical Service). There followed:

  • basic and clinical medical research, medical school teaching, and internal medicine/nephrology practice at Johns Hopkins for 20 years
  • international experience in Denmark, Republic of the Congo, and India in medical research, teaching, and practice
  • research focused on the study of human viruses (especially human hepatitis viruses), the epidemiology of their infection, host immune responses, tissue culture, hepatology, nephrology, hypertension, and primatology
  • 35 years of active and reservist military medicine experience as a flight surgeon, general medical office, and hospital commander
  • specialty training in global medicine (Walter Reed) and epidemiologic intelligence surveillance (US Center for Disease Control)
  • over 25 years of teaching undergraduates at Baylor University
  • administrative experience (13 years) as Vice President of Baylor University
  • past director of the Baylor semester-long study abroad program for pre-medical students in Maastricht, the Netherlands
  • elected member, Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars
  • Baylor Distinguished Alumnus
  • recipient of the Air Force Legion of Merit

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