Cato Laurencin One of Three Finalists for Provost at Purdue University

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has announced three finalists for the position of university provost. All three finalists are scheduled to visit the Purdue campus before April 22 for interviews and public forums. One of the three finalists is an African American.

laurencinCato T. Laurencin is the chief executive officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, University Professor, and director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He is the former dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Laurencin is a graduate of Princeton University, where he majored in chemical engineering. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Medical School and holds a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering and biotechnology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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