Nancy Allbritton received the 2017 Edward Kidder Graham Faculty Service Award at University Day.
The award recognizes distinguished service to the state, the nation and the University by a faculty member.
Allbritton is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry and chair of the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and N.C. State University.
Her research studies, described in more than 160 publications, are directed at the development of new technologies that bring to bear methods from engineering, chemistry, physics and biology to address biomedical problems.
This research program has been funded by the National Institutes of Health with more than $56 million in grant funding since 1994. She is the scientific founder of three companies, Protein Simple (now a part of Bio-Techne), Cell Microsystems and Altis Biosystems. She has 12 issued patents with nine more pending.
Allbritton received a bachelor of science in physics from Louisiana State University, a doctorate in medical physics/medical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University.