On September 26, Dr. Linda Barry was honored with the 2015 Petit Family Foundation Women in Science Leadership Award at the Connecticut Science Center’s Green Gala. This award recognizes exceptional leadership in promoting women’s participation and interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects. Through a nomination process and competitive review by the Science Center’s Women-in-Science Steering Committee, Dr. Barry was selected based on her unique background in clinical and translational science, as well as her commitment to mentorship and creating a pipeline for underrepresented minorities to enter research and medicine.
As an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Dr. Barry teaches at the UConn School of Medicine. She serves as Assistant Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn, Co-Director for the CICATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Translational and Clinical Research, Director of the Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP), and Director of the CICATS M1 Mentorship Program. Dr. Barry holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. She is a board-certified liver and pancreas surgeon.
Congratulations, Dr. Barry!