2017 - 2018 EVENTS
"Reflections on a Career in Medicine"
Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD
Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Pediatrics
Dean of the School of Medicine Emerita
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emerita
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Medicine Emerita, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Emerita, and the Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Pediatrics at Duke University.
Dr. Andrews received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry summa cum laude from Yale University in 1980, her Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. in 1985, and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1987. She remained at Harvard for her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Dr. Andrews joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1993 in the Departments of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She also became an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute that year, a position she held until 2006. She rose through the academic ranks at Harvard, leading a research laboratory, serving as an attending physician on the general pediatrics, oncology and hematology clinical services and teaching medical and graduate students. She became the Leland Fikes Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard in 2003 and the George Richards Minot Professor in 2006. Her research, which was continuously funded by the NIH for 23 years, led to important advances in understanding iron biology and iron diseases, and she is recognized internationally as a leader in her field.
From 1999 to 2003 Dr. Andrews was Director of the Harvard-M.I.T. M.D./Ph.D. Program. From 2003 to 2007 she served as Dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School before being recruited to Duke. As Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine from 2007 to 2017, Dr. Andrews had responsibility for education, research, and a faculty of more than 2,200 physicians and scientists.
Dr. Andrews has received many awards for scholarship, mentorship, and leadership. She was profiled in Newsweek as one of 10 notable women leaders in 2008. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her national leadership roles have included service as President of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, on the Council of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the NIH, on the Board of Directors of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (currently serving as Chair), on the governing Council of the National Academy of Medicine, on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (currently serving as Chair), on the Scientific Management Review Board of the NIH, on the Board of Directors of Novartis AG, and on the MIT Corporation, the Institute's board of trustees.
Dr. Andrews and her husband, Swiss scientist Bernard Mathey-Prevot, live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Their daughter, Camille, is in her fourth year at Harvard Medical School and their son, Nicolas, is a senior at Cornell..
2015-2016 Diane Havlir, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2014-2015 Curt I. Civin, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
2013-2014 Myron S. Cohen, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012-2013 Daniel H. Lowenstein, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2011-2012 Lawrence M. Tierney Jr., M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2010 - 2011 David Valle, M.D, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
2009-2010 C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Harvard Medical School
2008-2009 L.D. Britt, M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
2007 - 2008 Joseph G. Verbalis, M.D., Georgetown University
2006 - 2007 Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Emory University, School of Medicine
2005 - 2006 Jeffery S. Flier, M.D., Beth Israel Medical Center
2004 - 2005 Harry Jacobs, M.D., University of Minnesota
2003 - 2004 James E. Lock, M.D., Harvard Medical School