Dean, School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Davis received the A.B. summa cum laude from Smith College and the M.D. and Ph.D. from Duke. Following internship and residency at Duke Hospital, she trained at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in pulmonary medicine and cystic fibrosis research. In 1981, she arrived at Case Western Reserve University as an assistant professor, and rose through the ranks to become the Arline H. and Curtis F. Garvin Research Professor, then in 2007, Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
In 2014, Dr. Davis, a prolific researcher whose work focuses largely on cystic fibrosis, was inducted into the Institute of Medicine, now known as the National Academy of Medicine. Additionally, she holds seven U.S. patents, has published more than 130 articles in peer- reviewed journals, and is a founding scientist of Copernicus Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company that creates novel pharmaceutical targeting and delivery systems. She has served on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases; the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; the Council of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, as well as numerous NIH study sections, search committees, and ad hoc panels. She has chaired the Burroughs Wellcome Fund advisory committee for Translational Research, and served on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board of Trustees as well as all of the Foundation’s major committees.