Cato Laurencin Receives a Pioneer Award From the National Institutes of Health

LaurencinCato T. Laurencin, who is a University Professor and holds the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Chair in Academic Medicine at the University of Connecticut, was named a recipient of the Pioneer Award from the director of the National Institutes of Health. He is the first faculty member at the University of Connecticut to win the award.

The award comes with a $4 million grant to enable Dr. Laurencin to continue his groundbreaking work on regenerative engineering. His research is aimed at regenerative technologies that he hopes can rebuild entire joints or even limbs.

Dr. Laurencin is also the founding director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the founding director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences at the university.

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.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Report Established by State Senator Art Haywood Uncovers Racism in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

"Ultimately, Pennsylvania's leaders and institutions should respect the dignity of all students," says Senator Art Haywood. "The work to ensure that dignity is intact for Pennsylvania's Students of Color continues with this report in hopes that one day the work will no longer be required."

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Appointed President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

"I appreciate the support I have received from my faculty and trainee colleagues here at UC San Diego along with colleagues from around the world," says Dr. Gyamfi-Bannerman. "Together we will work to advance our field and our reach, improving patient outcomes and eliminating health disparities."

Rate of Black Homeownership in America Remains Virtually Unchanged Since 2012

The National Association of Realtors has found that although homeownership rates in American are steadily increasing, the rate of Black homeownership has experienced significantly less growth than White, Asian, and Hispanic homeownership since 2012.

Safiya George Named President of the University of the Virgin Islands

“As a servant leader, I am confident I will be an effective President for the University of the Virgin Islands and will remain humble and grounded with a sincere desire to improve outcomes and the lives of students, faculty, staff, and the community," says Safiya George, who will assume the role of president of the University of the Virgin Islands this summer.

Featured Jobs