Chief Executive Officer of CICATS, Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology. Dr. Laurencin will accept the award at the 41st Annual Meeting & Dinner of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the University of New Haven. The Connecticut Medal of Technology is the State of Connecticut’s highest honor for technological achievement in a field crucial to Connecticut’s economic competitiveness, and is modeled after the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Dr. Laurencin, a CASE member since 2009, is a pioneer who has developed technologies that are revolutionary and that are in use in important applications in the marketplace. He has exhibited leadership and courage in the development of new initiatives for science and entrepreneurship. A University Professor at UConn, Dr. Laurencin is the 8th University Professor in the school’s history. This rare title is awarded to individuals for extraordinary a
cademic excellence, and sustained, high-level achievements in administration at the school and is UConn’s highest faculty distinction. Dr. Laurencin currently is Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, where he leads the university’s translational science research infrastructure. He is the Founding Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences at UConn Health.
CICATS congratulates Dr. Laurencin for this prestigious honor. The CASE press release is available for download with more information about the 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology.