The Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) at UConn Health held its 7th annual symposium on May 6th to honor outstanding women faculty, graduate, medical and dental students. The Convergence Institute’s own Dr. Nair received the Women in Innovation Award from the CT Technology Council and was awarded as a finalist for the Research Innovation and Leadership Award.
Dr. Nair has a long list of titles and accomplishments which led to her receiving this prestigious award. She is the Associate Director of the Connecticut Convergence Institute at UConn Health. A significant part of Dr. Nair’s research is committed to developing injectable and biomimetic biomaterials and identifying bioactive molecules that could accelerate tissue regeneration and reduce musculoskeletal pain. She is also a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and serves as the Vice President for the UCONN chapter of NAI. She has more than 120 peer reviewed publications and edited several books in the area of Biomaterials and Orthopedic regenerative engineering. Dr. Nair also serves as the Managing editor of the journal of “Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine” and the Principal Editor of the Journal of Materials Research.