Jack Williford is the new Pre-Award Specialist at UW-CTRI. Williford is excited to learn about tobacco use and how to quit. That way, if his relatives who smoke want to know, he can help them.
He’s also happy to be focusing more exclusively on grants. Previously, he was a self-described “jack of all trades,” handling not just grants but also expenses, purchasing, event coordination, and more at the Wisconsin National Primate Center (WNPRC) for the past seven years.
Born in Texas, he also has lived in Hawaii until his family moved to Stoughton when he was a teenager. He attended UW-Plateville and UW-Madison before finishing his biology degree at Edgewood. In college, he worked at Covance Clinical Research Unit (now known as Labcorp), focusing on pharmacology and toxicology. At WNPRC, he started as an Animal Research Technician before moving into the areas of Compliance and Research Administration. Williford’s primary responsibility at UW-CTRI is to help new and seasoned investigators submit grant applications.