News, Awards: VP and Dean Cato Laurencin honored at the White House
January 15, 2010
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Besides serving as an educational administrator, Dr. Cato Laurencin, Dean of UConn School of Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs, is also an orthopaedic surgeon, inventor and biomedical engineer, holds a PhD (from MIT) and an MD degree (from Harvard), and has 20 patents registered under his name. He has been at UCHC since August 2008. He even finds time to write a blog!
Dr. Laurencin was selected in 2009 as one of twenty-two recipients of the National Science Foundation‘s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, an award given to those who mentor students in science and mathematics (at any grade level).
Award winners were announced in July 2009 by the White House (press release – link here).
Dr. Laurencin and other honorees attended an awards ceremonies at the White House on Jan 6 2010, which was hosted by President Barack Obama.