A renowned physician and medical researcher, Pamela B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., became dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in September 2007. In addition, she holds the Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Research Professorship and is professor of pediatrics, physiology and biophysics and professor of molecular biology and microbiology at the university. Previously, she served as chief of the pediatric pulmonary division at Rainbow Babies and Childrens' Hospital and director of the Willard A. Bernbaum Cystic Fibrosis Research Center at Case Western Reserve.
A highly-published researcher, Dr. Davis holds seven U.S. patents and is a founding scientist of Copernicus Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company that creates novel pharmaceutical targeting and delivery systems. She has served on various committees and boards including the Advisory Council to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Davis also is recipient of the Rosenthal Prize for Academic Pediatrics, the American Thoracic Society's Elizabeth A. Rich Award and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Doris Tulcin Award and is a member of the Cleveland Medical Hall of Fame.
As dean of one of the top medical schools in the nation, Dr. Davis is committed to excellence in medical education, biomedical research and clinical care. By building on the School's current strengths, such as the newly revamped Western Reserve2 curriculum, and strategically investing in emerging areas, such as the field of clinical and translational research where the School received a $64 million grant from the National Science Foundation, she plans to enhance the School's national and international stature as a research-intensive medical school and continue to provide innovative, educational medical programs.
Though the School of Medicine continues to evolve, its mission remains unchanged: to educate future physicians who will care for patients with competence, creativity and compassion, in a setting that fosters collegiality, leadership, and excellence in scholarship and research.