Nancy Catherine Andrews Oral History Interviews, 2010-2019 2 interviews (1 Master CD, 1 Use CD, 2 transcripts, 8 files totaling 1.2 GB)
Includes 2 oral history interviews with Dr. Nancy C. Andrews conducted on November 30, 2010 by Jessica Rosenberry and January 8 and 10, 2019 by Joseph O'Connell.
In the November 30, 2010 interview, Andrews discusses how dual degree (MD-PhD) is prevalent in deanship positions across the country; translational medicine; Duke's strength in translational medicine; her own research; the difference between what she experienced as a student and what a medical student would experience today at Duke; new learning center opening on Duke campus; financial aspects of the school of medicine and the health system; needs of both the clinical and basic sides of the medical campus; defining her leadership style; direction for school of medicine; study that was done on women in science at MIT in the late 1990s; what Duke is doing to combat the problems that might face women in science; Benjamin Reese of the Duke Office of Institutional Equity and some ways that equity might be achieved; strategies for women trying to achieve success in the sciences; and the uniqueness of this period in history. This interview was done as part of the Women in Duke Medicine oral history exhibit.
In the January 8 and 10, 2019 interviews, Andrews discusses her family background; early interest in science; undergraduate education at Yale; pursuing MD PhD at Harvard and MIT; fellowship research on red blood cells; influence of David Nathan, chair of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; development of research on iron; administrative roles at Harvard; her transition to deanship at Duke; promoting inclusion and diversity; Duke's characteristics as a younger institution; continuing research during deanship, specifically iron research and iron disease patients; achievements as dean; concluding term as dean; ongoing contributions to Duke including supporting new dean, Mary Klotman; and reflections on scope of dean responsibilities and the importance of a supporting team.