McCauley, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Dean of the University of Michigan School of
Dentistry (U-M SOD), has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine
(NAM). The NAM, originally known as the Institute of Medicine, was renamed in
McCauley became Dean of the U-M SOD in September 2013. She chaired the
Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine (2002–2012), one of the school’s
largest, with more than 180 faculty, staff and graduate students prior to
assuming the deanship.
she is the William K. and Mary Anne Najjar Professor of Dentistry and Professor
in the Department of Pathology at the U-M Medical School. She earned her D.D.S.,
M.S. and Ph.D. (in veterinary pathobiology) from The Ohio State University. Dr.
McCauley was a visiting scientist/professor at the Institut Génétique
Biologie Moléculaire Cellulaire, the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and the Center for
Experimental Therapeutics and Reperfusion Injury at Brigham and Women’s
Hospital at the Harvard School of Medicine.
McCauley is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow with
the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a former council
member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR), former Associate
Editor of the Journal of Bone and Mineral
Research, and a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the
International College of Dentists. She also served on the National Institutes
of Health, National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council.
more than 20 years, Dr. McCauley has led an active research program in hormonal
controls and cellular mechanisms of bone remodeling, parathyroid hormone
anabolic actions in bone and prostate cancer skeletal metastasis.
the many awards and honors she has received are the inaugural Paula Stern
Achievement Award from ASBMR, a distinguished scientist award from the International
Association for Dental Research, and the Academy Award – Distinguished
Scientist Award presented by the American Academy of Periodontology.
am deeply grateful for the supportive environment and outstanding colleagues at
Michigan that contributed to the work for which I am being recognized,” says Dr.
McCauley. “It is an incredible honor to be selected for membership in the
National Academy of Medicine.”
McCauley is U-M SOD’s second dean to be honored with membership in the NAM. In
2011, Peter Polverini, D.D.S., D.M.Sc., was inducted into the Institute of
Medicine before the name change.
in the NAM is one of the highest honors in health and medicine. It is based on
distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and
health; demonstrated and continued involvement with issues of health care,
disease prevention, education or research; skills and resources likely to
contribute to achieving the NAM’s mission; and willingness to be an active
participant in the work of the NAM.
active members elect new members from among candidates nominated for their
accomplishments and contributions in advancing the medical sciences, health
care and public health. No more than 70 regular members and 10 international members
are elected annually. Dr. McCauley, who joins three others from U-M, brings
total active membership in the NAM to 1,826. Its international membership is
Published on November 11,