Nancy Allbritton named dean of UW's College of Engineering
Dr. Nancy Allbritton has been named the next Frank & Julie Jungers Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Washington Provost Mark Richards announced recently.Allbritton's appointment, set to begin Nov. 1, is subject to approval by the UW Board of Regents, the university reports.
Allbritton, Kenan Distinguished Professor, is a faculty member, researcher and chair of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. She will replace Dean Michael Bragg who returned to the faculty this summer.
Allbritton has co-founded four startup companies and holds 43 issued and pending patents that have led to 15 commercial products, according to the announcement. UNC named Allbritton as Inventor of the Year in 2017.
Her research – which focuses on biomedical microdevices, pharmacoengineering, cell signaling and microfabricated systems – has been funded by more than $60 million in grants since 2000. Drawing from the fields of engineering, chemistry, physics and materials science, Allbritton's work develops technologies and platforms for biomedical research and clinical care, including the study and analysis of single cells for the treatment of a variety of diseases such as cancer, macular degeneration and HIV.
Allbritton is a BMES member.
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