Dean Linda McCauley Elected to Serve 3-Year Term in the National Academy of Medicine’s Governing Council

Jan. 21, 2021

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Linda A. McCauley, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAOHN and Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing has been elected by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) membership to serve in the Academy’s Governing Council. Dean McCauley will serve alongside four other NAM members for the three-year term, effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2024.

“As a member of the National Academy of Medicine, I am honored to serve my peers through this governing council,” said McCauley. “The Academy’s work providing independent and authoritative advice is an important role in assuring a healthy future for people around the world and I am looking forward to continuing this impactful work in the next three years.”

The National Academy of Medicine is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of the United States. As private, nonprofit institutions, the National Academies provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health. With members elected for their outstanding achievements, NAM acts as an independent, evidence-based scientific advisor to critical issues of health both nationally and globally.

Dean McCauley’s tenure on other governing bodies such as the EPA’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) and fellowship within prestigious academies such as the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) and the American Academy of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) has earned her recognition across the country.

The National Academy of Medicine hosts many programs, including expert guidance on health policies, leadership programs, a human gene editing initiative, and a network of organizations committed to reversing trends of clinical burnout. Along with her Governing Council peers, Dean McCauley will serve over 2,000 NAM members.

Learn more about NAM and the National Academies at their website and read their official announcement covering the new members of the Governing Council here. To learn more about Dean Linda A. McCauley and her work, visit her bio on the Woodruff Health Sciences Center website.