Sponsored by the UConn Partnership for Excellence in Structural Biology, CICATS and The Kavli Foundation
Featuring: Dr. Jonathan Moore, Senior Research Fellow and Vice President, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Followed by Group Discussion on Challenges and Opportunities moderated by Drs. Sandra Weller (UConn Health) and Dennis Wright (UConn Pharmacy), co-leaders of the CICATS Drug Discovery Core Interest Group
Light supper will be served. Attendance is free and open to the public.
CICATS is pleased to announce its second competition for its Pre-K Scholar Award Programs, mentored research career awards for junior faculty. Created in 2013, the CICATS Pre-K Scholar Award Program is a 2-year interactive program designed to equip junior faculty with the knowledge and competencies to effectively apply for an NIH Research Career Development Awards (K award) as well as become leaders in clinical and translational science.
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 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.
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.
Thank you to all those who attended the Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research on November 7, 2015. With close to 400 attendees, including students from kindergarten to graduate school, the NE First Robotic Team, government officials, representation from the Hartford School District’s Superintendent Office, and Mrs. Helen Raisz; it was an exhilarating event. Check out the event photos from that day.
The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering will host the CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research on November 7, 2015 featuring keynote speaker, Dean Kamen. The lecture topic will be “Innovation: Past, Present and Future.”