Grant Williams

United States (US)
Treasurer

Biographical Info
Dr. Williams is an assistant professor in the Divisions of Hematology/Oncology and Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. As both a Geriatrician and a Medical Oncologist, his research bridges the fields of aging and cancer and is focused on refining treatment selection and improving the outcomes of older adults with cancer. His research involves the use of geriatric assessment and novel biomarkers, such as body composition and molecular markers of aging, to better evaluate functional age and developing interventional clinical trials to improve the tolerance and outcomes of older adults undergoing cancer treatment. Clinically, he cares for adults with gastrointestinal malignancies and specializes in older adults with colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Dr. Williams’ research has been supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation as a research scholar in geriatric medicine, the Paul Calabresi Career Development Award in Clinical Oncology (K12), the Walter B. Frommeyer Fellowship in Investigative Medicine, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute. He is the PI of an ongoing prospective longitudinal study within the NCORP network in order to better understand muscle loss (known as myopenia) and chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with metastatic colorectal cancer, and the Cancer & Aging Resilience Evaluation (CARE) Registry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham that has enrolled over 1,000 older adults with cancer. Dr. Williams’ research has been supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation as a research scholar in geriatric medicine, the Paul Calabresi Career Development Award in Clinical Oncology (K12), the Walter B. Frommeyer Fellowship in Investigative Medicine, the American Cancer Society, and the National Cancer Institute. He is the PI of an ongoing prospective longitudinal study within the NCORP network in order to better understand muscle loss (known as myopenia) and chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with metastatic colorectal cancer, and the Cancer & Aging Resilience Evaluation (CARE) Registry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham that has enrolled over 1,000 older adults with cancer.