David M. Cavanaugh joined the faculty of the Anatomy Department in 1996 as an Instructor.
Prior to this promotion he served PCOM for thirteen years as a Research Assistant,
focusing on developmental anatomy and neural tube defects. Additionally, Mr. Cavanaugh
instructed Medical and Biomedical Science students in histology for six years in the
role of Teaching Assistant.
From 1987 to 1991 he served as Animal Colony Supervisor, maintaining protocols and
records for Federal inspection in accordance with the standards of the Animal Care
and Utilization Committee and overseeing the animal adoption program. Mr. Cavanaugh
received his B.S. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University in 1982. Since
then he has completed advanced course work in cell and molecular biology at the Catholic
University of America in 1987 and in the care and utilization of animals in biomedical
research at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1988. He is a recipient of the
Student National Medical Association of PCOM Mentor Award.