Month: December 2015

Dr. Cato Laurencin to receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by The White House

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, chief executive officer of CICATS, will receive the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement: the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. This award will be presented to Dr. Laurencin by President Barack Obama in May 2016.  CICATS congratulates Dr. Laurencin on this prestigious recognition!

The award announcement can be read by visiting UConn and the White House Office of the Press & Secretary.


CICATS Core Interest Group “Celebration of Excellence in Research” to be held on January 28

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn has announced its first annual Core Interest Group (CIG) “Celebration of Excellence in Research.” This gathering aims to foster new collaborative partnerships and trans-disciplinary research opportunities, while showcasing the success of recent CICATS CIG research projects.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

UConn Health
Academic Lobby
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Food and beverages will be provided
Free parking available in Garage 3

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For questions, contact Lana Angelo at

CICATS congratulates Dr. William Jelani Cobb, Director of the Africana Studies Institute at UConn


Dr. William Jelani Cobb, director, UConn Africana Studies Institute, was named 2016 Justice Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced national understanding on the 21st century challenges of criminal justice.

Full article: Jelani Cobb to Receive Justice Trailblazer Award; Bob Herbert to serve as Emcee at John Jay College Dinner | John Jay College of Criminal Justice