Nancy B. Allen joined the provost's office in 2005. She serves as the liaison from the provost's office to the schools in areas of faculty diversity and faculty development. She is also a professor of medicine.
Allen received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Wellesley College (1974), and a medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine (1978). She completed an internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at Duke, and then joined the Duke faculty in the Department of Medicine (1982), rising through the academic ranks to full professor (1999).
Allen cares for patients at Duke, in Roxboro, N.C., and Oxford, N.C., participates in clinical research primarily in the area of vasculitis, and teaches medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues. She serves on numerous committees at the department, medical center and university levels.
While at Duke, Allen has received the Eugene A. Stead Jr. Award for excellence in teaching (1986), Distinguished Faculty Award, Medical Alumni Association (1996), and Leonard Palumbo Jr. Faculty Achievement Award, School of Medicine (2004) for excellence in clinical care, teaching and mentoring of young physicians.