University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Pharmacology

Bio for William Jeffries, Ph.D.
William Jeffries, Ph.D.

William Jeffries, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Department of Pharmacology

Contact Information
Office Location:
COM Ofc of Med Ed, Courtyard at Given N100


1980 B.S. Biochemistry (cum laude), University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

1982 M.S. in Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Raymond F. Orzechowski, Ph.D., Director

1985 Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Raymond F. Orzechowski, Ph.D., Director

1995-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, then Senior Research Associate, Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (William A. Pettinger, M.D., Director; Alfred G. Gilman, M.D., Chair)

Research Grants

2008-2009 "Enhancing Pediatric Education with Human Patient Simulators." $340,433. Principal Investigator. E.L. Wigand Foundation

2008 "Do Audition Electives Improve Competitiveness in the National Residency Matching Program?" $4,225. Co-investigators: Huggest, K.N., Borges, N., Jeffries, W.B. Central Group on Educational Affairs of the Association of American Medical Colleges

2007-2009 "Development of an Assesment and Training Resource for Medical Students and Primary Care Residents to Advance the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of Methamphetamine Abuse/Dependence." $109,661. Coinvestigator (Principal Investigator S. Eugene Barone, M.D.). American Medical Association/National Institute for Drug Abuse, 5% effort

2006-2008 "Medical Education Consortium Planning Grant." Coinvestigator (Pricipal Investigator, Kathryn Huggett, PhD). $15,000. American Medical Association, 5% effort.

2005-2009 "Short course in Integrative and Organ System Pharmacology," (R25 GM074089-02) Coinvestigator (Principal Investigator, David Bylund, Creighton Coordinator: Petere Abel PhD). $103,350. National Institue of General Medical Sciences.

Awards and Honors

2010 Research in Medical Education Poster Award, Central Group of Educational Affairs

2007 Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society

2001-Present Elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA)

2000 Golden Apply Award for Excellence in Teaching, from the Class of 2002, Creighton University School of Medicine

1998 Charles A. Monasee Faculty Development Award, Health Future Foundation Omaha

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

2010 Huggett KN, Borges, NJ, Jeffries WB, Lofgreen A: Audition electives: Do autition electives improve competitiveness in the national residency matching program? Ann Behav Sci & Med Ed 16(2): 32-39

2010 Huggett KN, Lofgreen A, Jeffries WB, Barone EJ: The Development of an Interclerkship Curriculum on Methamphetamine Abuse and Depedence. J Inter Assn Med Sci Educators 20:14-19

2008 Huggett KN, Shadle-Cusic M, Crane M, Lofgreen A, Jeffries WB: An Innovative Course to Introduce Human Spirituality and End-of-Life Car. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators. 18(1): 1-7

2008 Jeffries WB, Hansen T: Podcast deliver on-demand material to today's surgical resident. American College of Surgeons Residency Assist Page: click here

2005 Sakowski HA, Markert RJ, Jeffries WB, Coleman RM, Houghton BL, Kosoko-Lasaki S, Goodman MD, Rich EC: Dimensions in Clinical Medicine: An interclerkship program. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 17(4): 370-375

For a complete list of William B. Jeffries publications, please visit PubMed.