Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2015. She qualifies as an independent Non-Executive Director and is a member of the Research & Development Committee and the Risk Committee.
Dr. Andrews is dean emerita of the Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor emerita for academic affairs at Duke University in the United States. She served as dean and vice chancellor from 2007 to 2017. She is a professor of pediatrics, pharmacology and cancer biology at Duke, and was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and to membership in the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is chair of the board of directors of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Corporation, and former president of the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Additionally, she serves on the council of the National Academy of Medicine and on the Scientific Management Review Board of the US National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Andrews holds a doctorate in biology from MIT and a doctor of medicine from Harvard Medical School, both in the US. She completed her residency and fellowship trainings in pediatrics and hematology/oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, also in the US, and served as an attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to joining Duke, Dr. Andrews was director of the Harvard/MIT M.D.-Ph.D. Program, and dean of basic sciences and graduate studies as well as professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. From 1993 to 2006, she was a biomedical research investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the US. Her research expertise is in iron homeostasis and mouse models of human diseases.