Ida M. Green Visiting Professorship
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.
Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D. was named as the Visiting Professor for the 2012–2013 academic year. She presented her University Lecture on February 6, 2013. Dr. Andrews is Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and has the distinction of being the first woman to hold this position at a top medical school.
Dr. Andrews graduated with B.S. and M.S. 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, Ph.D.. She completed her internship and residency in pediatrics, as well as a hematology/oncology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Andrews carried out her postdoctoral research with Stuart Orkin, M.D. 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 M.D./Ph.D. program from 1999 to 2003.
Dr. Andrews performs groundbreaking research in iron homeostasis and the study of treatments and molecular processes governing iron diseases such as anemia and hemochromatosis. 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.
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.
Past Visiting Professorships
Nancy Andrews, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor of Pediatrics and Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
(Cancelled because of weather)
Joan S. Brugge, Ph.D.
Chair of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School
University Lecture: "Extracellular Matrix Regulation of Cell Survival and Metabolism"
Carol Greider, Ph.D.
Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of Molecular Biology and Genetics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
University Lecture: "Telomerase and the Consequences of Telomere Dysfunction"
Christine E. Seidman, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Genetics, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Service, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
University Lecture: "Human Cardiomyopathies: From Genes to Mechanisms"
Linda Buck, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center alumna
Associate Director and Member of the Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and Affiliate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University Lecture: "Unraveling Smell"
Carla J. Shatz, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
University Lecture: "Dynamic Interplay between Nature and Nurture in Brain Wiring during Development"
Beatrice Hahn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
University Lecture: "Tracing the Origin of the AIDS Pandemic"
Pamela Bjorkman, Ph.D.
Executive Officer and Professor of Biology, HHMI, California Institute of Technology
University Lecture: "Immunoglobulin Receptor Structure and Function From Molecules to Cells"
Anna Lok, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Hepatology, University of Michigan Medical Center
University Lecture: "Unraveling the many faces of Hepatitis B"
Mina Bissell, Ph.D.
Director, Life Science Division, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory
University Lecture: "The Structural Basis of Tissue Specificity: The Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Normal and Malignant Breast Tissue"
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Professor of Basic Sciences, HHMI, University of Chicago
University Lecture: "Beauty is Skin Deep: Mechanisms of Growth & Differentiation in the Skin"
Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco
University Lecture: "Cross-talk Between the Telomere and Telomerase: Implication for Cancer and Aging"
Flossie Wong-Staal, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biology, University of California at San Diego
University Lecture: "HIV & AIDS: Towards a Cure"
Helen M. Blau, Ph.D.
Director of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
University Lecture: "Differentiation and Growth Control in Myoblast: Application in Gene Therapy"