University of Michigan’s Laurie McCauley Wins Clinical Research Award From the American Dental Association

Laurie K. McCauley, dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, is the latest winner of the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Dental Association. Presented annually since 1991, the award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of craniofacial, oral or dental diseases, as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected for the Norton M. Ross Award, and I am truly grateful to the ADA for this recognition,” said Dr. McCauley. “I am fortunate for the outstanding students, colleagues, and mentors who have been instrumental in the work for which I am being recognized. When I look at the individuals who have been selected before me, I am humbled to be among such a distinguished group.”

In addition to her position as dean, Dr. McCauley is the William K. and Mary Anne Najjar professor of periodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She is also a professor of pathology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. For more than twenty years, Dr. McCauley has led an active research program in hormonal controls of bone remodeling, parathyroid hormone anabolic actions in bone, and prostate cancer skeletal metastasis.

Professor McCauley holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, a doctor of dental science degree, and a Ph.D. in veterinary pathobiology, all from Ohio State University.

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