Dean Nancy Andrews

Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, became vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of the Duke University School of Medicine in 2007. She is also a professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology.

Andrews received her BS and MS degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University, her PhD in biology from MIT, and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston, and her hematology/oncology fellowship at Children's Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
After she completed her training, Andrews stayed on at Harvard and Children's Hospital Boston, rising through the academic ranks to become the George Richards Minot Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard, senior associate in medicine at the Children's Hospital Boston, and a distinguished physician of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

She served as an attending physician in hematology and oncology at Children's Hospital until 2003. She was involved in the leadership of the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD Program for more than a decade, first as Associate Director (1996-99), then as Director (1999-2003) and finally as Dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies (2003-2007).

Andrews has maintained an active NIH-funded research laboratory studying mouse models of human diseases. She was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator from 1993 to 2006. She has authored well over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 16 book chapters, and has received many awards and honors for her research, including membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is a past president of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.