CICATS CEO Dr. Cato Laurencin was the keynote speaker at MIT’s 2018 Black Graduate Celebration. The theme was The Road to 50: Dedication, Perseverance, Excellence and the accomplishments of the Class of 2018 graduates, both undergraduates and graduate students, were acknowledged.
“Dr. Laurencin spoke of a myriad of things, interweaving presentation of his groundbreaking medical research, with words of wisdom and words to live by,” said Michelle Harton, leader of the Black Graduation Celebration. “To this, he shared with us parts of his personal life as he shared wisdom learned from his family, the students that he mentors and supports and, even his creation of the Regenerative Engineering Society. With humor and transformative insight, let me not leave out his experiences as being the ring side doctor for fights, he even shared lessons learned from Mike Tyson. We appreciated all he had to share.”
A report of the event is available online.