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andrews.jpgNancy Andrews has been Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs since October 2007.  She is also Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology.

Prior to coming to Duke, Dr. Andrews was the George Richards Minot Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Senior Associate in Medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston, and a Distinguished Physician of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Andrews also served as director of the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD Program and dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School.

She was an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for 13 years. She maintains an NIH-funded research laboratory studying iron homeostasis and mouse models of human diseases.

She has received numerous awards and prizes for research and mentoring.  She served as the 2009 President of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Andrews was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and to membership in both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on the Council of the Institute of Medicine and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Dr. Andrews received her BS and MS degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale University. She earned her PhD in Biology from MIT and her MD from Harvard Medical School through the Harvard Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed residency and fellowship training in Pediatrics and Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and served as an attending physician at Children’s Hospital.