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March 10, 2023

UConn launches Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering

UConn A celebratory reception for the new Laurencin Institute was held on February 24 at UConn School of Medicine in Farmington.

The University of Connecticut announced Thursday that it has established the Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering, named after the renowned engineer/physician and UConn faculty member.

Laurencin is a UConn professor and the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

He’s considered a pioneer in the field of regenerative engineering, which is the convergence of advanced materials sciences, stem cell science, physics, developmental biology, and clinical translation for the regeneration of complex tissues and organ systems. 

UConn said the cross-campus institute aims to develop new approaches in medicine, science, engineering and technology, and continue Laurencin’s work dedicated to achieving limb regeneration by the year 2030. 

UConn President Radenka Maric said she considers Laurencin to be among the most accomplished faculty in UConn’s history. She noted that Laurencin is one of only 25 individuals elected to all three of the U.S. National Academies.

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