The P. Tennyson Williams, M.D. Endowment Fund was established May 5, 1995, by the Board of Trustees through funds received by the University from The Ohio State University Foundation, which has established an endowed fund with gifts designated for support of the Department of Family Medicine in the College of Medicine from Chairperson and Professor Emeritus, Dr. P. Tennyson and Marianna H. Williams, Columbus, Ohio. The name of the fund was revised July 7, 1995.
The income shall support fellowships, with priority given to those pursuing academic careers in family medicine or to support the research of a fellow in training as a family medicine academician, as approved by the Chairperson, Department of Family Medicine and the Dean, College of Medicine. If funding becomes equal to or greater than that required to support a professorship position, the fund shall be renamed The Marianna H. and P. Tennyson Williams, M.D. Professorship Fund, and the income shall support a professorship position with a focus on the scholarly development of family medicine as an academic discipline as recommended by the Chairperson, Department of Family Medicine and the Dean, College of Medicine.