Deborah Novack, MD, PhD, Promoted to Professor of Medicine

Deborah Novack, MD, PhD

Deborah Novack, MD, PhD, was promoted to the rank of Professor of Medicine in the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, Department of Medicine, with secondary appointment as Professor of Pathology and Immunology, as of July 1st, 2017. Dr. Novack has been affiliated with our Division since 2003, where she developed her independent research program focused on the regulation of bone mass by NF-kB pathways in osteoclasts and osteoblasts, and the response of the host to catabolic and anabolic stresses including inflammatory arthritis, bone metastasis, osteoporosis, and mechanical loading.  More recently, she extended her activity to understanding the role of the mitochondria in osteoblast and osteoclast biology, and the action of bacterial pathogens on bone cells.  Her research is funded primarily by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Dr. Novack is also a board-certified Anatomic Pathologist, with unique experience in bone histology and histomorphometry, and serves as Attending Pathologist in the breast pathology service.  Dr. Novack has mentored numerous graduate students and post-doctoral trainees, and currently functions as Coordinator of Educational Activities for the Skeletal Disorders Training Program, and as Director of the Musculoskeletal Histology and Morphology Core, Musculoskeletal Research Center. She has served in many grant review panels for the NIH and other agencies, and in leadership roles in professional organizations, including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) and the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI); she is currently the Chair of ASBMR Advocacy and Science Policy Committee, and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.