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Dean Nancy Andrews Named to National Academy of Sciences

Published April 29, 2015 | Updated August 1, 2016

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DURHAM, N.C. – Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, an advisory organization to the president and Congress composed of experts in all scientific fields. Andrews is one of 84 newly elected members of the NAS who are recognized for achievements in original research.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the National Academy,” Andrews said. “I feel honored to be part of an organization that is deeply committed to science in the service of the nation.” Andrews’s research, which has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1993, has led to important advances in understanding mammalian iron biology and human iron diseases.

Andrews has been at Duke since 2007, when she was named dean and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Duke University. She is also the Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology. Prior to joining Duke, Andrews served as director of the Harvard-M.I.T. M.D./Ph.D. Program, and the principal investigator of its MSTP grant. From 2003 to 2007, she served as dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School. Andrews is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Andrews received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University. She received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and her Ph.D. in biology from M.I.T, with training in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Boston and a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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