The University of Connecticut Health Center has announced that Dr. Cato Laurencin was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was recognized by AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society, for his international leadership in biomaterials sciences and engineering, advancements in musculoskeletal regeneration and dedication to mentoring students.
EQuad News magazine recently spoke with four alumni who are visionaries in the field of health care: Patrick Beattie, Laura Forese, Cato Laurencin and Christopher Loose.
Cato Laurencin '80 will become dean of the medical school at the University of Connecticut and vice president for health affairs at the university's Health Center, effective Aug. 11.
Scientific American magazine named Dr. Cato Laurencin one of the top 50 innovators in 2007. Dr. Laurencin and his team at the University of Virginia were recognized for developing a synthetic scaffold that promotes regeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee.