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Doctor of Science for Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

At Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's medical school commencement Surgeon-Scientist Dr. Cato T. Laurencin was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Science degree.
The honorary degree's citation proclaims, “Doctor Cato T. Laurencin, for your revolutionary impact on the fields of biomaterials, stem cell science, nanotechnology, drug delivery systems, and regenerative engineering, for advancing our ability to treat diseases and heal injuries, and for inspiring important lines of inquiry now and in the future, it is a privilege to confer upon you the degree of Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa.”

Laurencin is a BMES fellow.

Internationally-renowned Laurencin serves as University Professor at the University of Connecticut, and the Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery and director of both the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences and the Institute for Regenerative Engineering at UConn Health. He is also CEO of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS). He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Medicine and of the National Academy of Engineering, and a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation's highest honor for technological achievement.
 
After earning his degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University, Laurencin earned his M.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
“There is no question about Dr. Laurencin's research success,” said Mazzocca. “He is also a tremendous humanitarian and educator. We are glad to have him as part of our UConn Health team.”

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