Nancy C. Andrews

Dean, School of Medicine

Nancy C. Andrews is vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of the School of Medicine.  She is also professor of pediatrics and pharmacology and cancer biology.

Andrews received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale, her Ph.D. in biology from MIT and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency and fellowship in pediatrics and hematology/oncology at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Andrews joined the Harvard faculty in 1991, ultimately becoming the George R. Minot Professor of Pediatrics, senior associate in medicine at Children’s Hospital, and a distinguished physician of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She served as an attending physician Children’s Hospital for more than a decade, was director of the Harvard M.D.-Ph.D. Program from 1999 to 2003 and dean for basic sciences and graduate studies from 2003-07.

Andrews was an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for 13 years before moving to Duke. She has been elected a fellow of the AAAS, and to membership in both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was the 2009 president of the American Society of Clinical Investigation.