Cato T. Laurencin Honored for Diversity Efforts by the Society for Biomaterials

Cato T. Laurencin, the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the director of the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering at the University of Connecticut, received the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award from the Society for Biomaterials.

The society is the leading professional organization promoting advances in biomedical materials research. This award recognizes Dr. Laurencin for promoting anti-racism and creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for historically excluded groups in the STEM disciplines, especially in the field of biomaterials.

Dr. Laurencin is the former dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Connecticut. In 2016, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Dr. Laurencin is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. He is the author of Success Is What You Leave Behind: Fostering Leadership and Innovation (Academic Press, 2021).

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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