Faculty, admins reflect on School of Medicine progress under Nancy Andrews

When Dr. Nancy Andrews, dean of the School of Medicine and vice chancellor for academic affairs, steps down next year, she will leave behind a legacy of open collaboration and strong leadership, her peers said. 

Andrews, who became dean in 2007 after working for 14 years in the Harvard Medical School, oversaw the expansion of Duke's School of Medicine with the construction of the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, along with the establishment of four new academic departments. Her tenure was also marked by efforts to consolidate the medical school, including the formation of the Duke Cancer Institute. In July, Andrews announced her plans to step down from her position in June 2017.