Bill is a senior scholar with the National Center for Science & Civic Engagement. Prior to retirement, Bill served as senior science advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Recently, he chaired the Education and Credentials Committee of the US Congressional Black Caucus Taskforce on the US/Cuban Medical Scholarship Initiative, co-chaired its site visit to Cuba and authored the taskforce’s report on Cuban Medical Education. Currently, he sits on boards for both CDC and NIH funded projects. During a long and distinguished career, he held appointments as medical school faculty, bench scientist and scientist administrator in the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Bill has published, lectured and consulted in the areas of cellular immunology, cell differentiation, medical education, and disease prevention. He has been honored by numerous national and international organizations, medical colleges, and federal agencies. In 2000, he was the first recipient of the award named in his honor, The Annual William E. Bennett Award, at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Bill received the PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and was a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University. He holds two honorary doctorates.