Dr. Cato Laurencin Named to Prestigious Scientific Fellowship

Cato1By Chris DeFrancesco for UConn Today

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician scientist at the UConn Health Center, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

The AAAS elected Laurencin “for international leadership in biomaterials sciences and engineering, for the development of revolutionary technologies in musculoskeletal regeneration, and for extraordinary work in mentoring.”

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year’s fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science Friday, Nov. 29.

Laurencin holds the distinct UConn titles of University Professor and Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. He also is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, materials science and engineering, and biomedical engineering. He is the director of the UConn Health Center’s Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences, founding director of the Health Center’s Institute for Regenerative Engineering, and Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science.

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