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On April 20, 2017, Department Head Dr. Nancy Allbritton will be honored as the 2017 Inventor of the Year at the Celebration of Inventorship at UNC Chapel Hill. Her academic research has resulted in technological advancements that address a multitude of unmet needs in biomedical applications such as cell sorting, cell cloning, organ on a chip, and cell signaling evaluation. As a result of commercializing a number of these advancements, she has launched no less than four start-up companies here in the Research Triangle. Dr. Allbritton is an avid proponent of interdisciplinary and collaborative research, and as such has developed an industry-leding Department that reflects these same values.

Dr. Allbritton is currently a Kenan Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UNC Chapel Hill/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, which she joined in 2007. She received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Find out more about the Celebration of Inventorship, as well as register to attend the event, at this link.

Congratulations, Dr. Allbritton! You inspire so many with your dedication to your profession and to bettering the lives of millions around the globe.



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