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CICATS at UConn, conceived in 2009 under the leadership of Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, Chief Executive Officer of CICATS and University Professor at UConn, is a cross university translational institute formed on four principles: Education, Innovation, Collaboration, and Integration. CICATS at UConn strives to educate and nurture established, emerging and future scientists; increase the number of innovative clinical and translational research projects and move discoveries into the community quickly and effectively; work collaboratively with regional and national stakeholders to eliminate health care disparities; and forge new partnerships to create a platform for integration of services and initiatives between the University, community, and beyond.

CICATS Governance

Under the direction of Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, CICATS has a vigorous and talented team of leaders, program directors and staff whose main purpose is to maintain a robust, centralized research governing system. CICATS leadership team and program directors have a wealth of experience, many of whom are NIH-funded and experts in their fields, and reflect the diversity of clinical and translational research in the region.

CICATS Partners & Affiliates

CICATS’ partners and affiliates consist of regional hospitals, community-based organizations, research organizations, and state agencies who work together to advance clinical and translational research.