Celebrating Excellence in Research

Pictured: State Rep. Edwin Vargas, State Rep. Bruce Morris and our CEO Dr. Cato Laurencin

On Friday, March 16th, we brought together 18 of our 23 Core Interest Groups (CIGs) with key stakeholders, legislators and members of the public, for a Science Café to celebrate innovation and excellence in research.

Our CIGs were developed to promote collaborative, trans-disciplinary research within the University of Connecticut and UConn Health and cover a wide variety of topics including women’s cancers, health disparities, aging research, child mental health and more. This event highlighted the work of each CIG as audience members listened to updates about their accomplishments and future goals.

During the event, our CEO Dr. Cato Laurencin presented an award to the Connecticut Legislative Black and Puerto Rican Caucus in honor of their support and commitment to the Institute.

This event was co-sponsored by The Kavli Foundation.