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Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP)

YIIP is now accepting applications. YIIP aims to provide academic training at UConn to underrepresented minority students who are dedicated to pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical science with the intent of developing the next generation of innovative biomedical scientists and increasing diversity among the pool of academic scientists.


Youth Substance Abuse and Depression Science Cafe is a Hit

In February, CICATS and the Kavli Foundation held a Science Cafe to discuss research about the connection between youth substance abuse and depression. The cafe was led by Dr. Yifrah Kaminer and over 40 mental health professionals and members of the community were in attendance.


Biomedical Entrepreneurship Course- Fall 2018

CICATS CEO Dr. Cato Laurencin is a co-director of the Biomedical Entrepreneurship Course taking place during the Fall of 2018. This course is designed for graduate students or very advanced undergraduates. Interdisciplinary teams will tackle real clinical needs to offer technical solutions and business models that might enable future commercialization.