Southwestern Medical Foundation's Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Honoring Women in Science and Medicine
Each year the Women in Science and Medicine Advisory Committee (WISMAC) selects and hosts an outstanding female scientist/physician to visit UT Southwestern Medical Center for a two-day professorship. The Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Honoring Women in Science and Medicine was established by the Southwestern Medical Foundation in honor of the late wife of Texas Instruments founder Cecil H. Green, who died in 2003.
Mrs. Green, who died in 1986, championed the cause of opening new career paths for women in science and provided a major bequest to Southwestern Medical Foundation. The Visiting Professorship promotes the accomplishments of women in science and medicine and provides inspiration to UT Southwestern's junior faculty and trainees. Our visiting professor meets with individuals and with diverse groups on campus and presents a University Lecture.
February 5-7, 2013
For the academic year 2012-2013, Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D. will serve as the Visiting Professor, which will include her presentation of the University Lecture at 4 p.m. on February 6, 2013, in the Excellence in Education Auditorium on North Campus (NB2). Dr. Andrews is Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and has the distinction of being the first female to hold this position at a top medical school.
Dr. Andrews graduated with BS and MS degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale. She earned her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under the mentorship of David Baltimore. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics, as well as a hematology/oncology fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Andrews carried out her postdoctoral research with Stuart Orkin at Harvard Medical School.
Prior to her appointment at Duke, she was the George Richards Minot Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard, an associate in medicine at the Children's Hospital Boston, a Distinguished Physician of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the dean for basic sciences and graduate studies at Harvard. Dr. Andrews was also the director of the Harvard-MIT MD-PhD program from 1999 to 2003.
Dr. Andrews' research in iron homeostasis and the study of treatments and molecular processes governing iron diseases, such as anemia and hemochromatosis, has been groundbreaking. She has been honored as an investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine.
While at Harvard, she received the Dean's Leadership Award for the Advancement of Women Faculty. Dr. Andrews is also a founding member of the Rosalind Franklin Society, which aims to ensure that outstanding female scientists are recognized for their contributions.
February 7-9, 2012
For the 2011-2012 academic year, our Ida M. Green Distinguished Visiting Professorship Honoring Women in Science and Medicine featured Judith Kimble, Ph.D. Dr. Kimble is the Henry Vilas Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Departments of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics, an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She presented "Stem Cells and RNA Regulation: Networks and Mechanism" as the University Lecture on February 8, 2012.
Read about past visiting professorships.