2019 Cato T. Laurencin Travel Fellowships to Be Awarded

The fellowship, presented through the Society for Biomaterials, supports under-represented minority students in the field of biomaterials.

The winners of the Cato T. Laurencin Travel Fellowships will be recognized at the Annual Society for Biomaterials (SFB) meeting in April. Awardees are Kai Clarke of the Florida Institute of Technology and Sydney Wimberley, a Chemical Engineering major here at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Cato Laurencin, for whom the Fellowship is named, is well known for his commitment to mentoring. Along with membership in the SFB, Kai Clarke and Sydney Wimberley will receive a grant for participation in the SFB Annual Meeting which covers all travel costs. Attending allows students to meet with distinguished and seasoned scientists in the field, hear from state-of-the-art speakers, learn about industry advancements, and also offers networking opportunities for students to discuss potential internships.

These Travel Fellowships are made possible by grants from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, National Institute of Health, and SFB member donations. For more information, visit the Society for Biomaterials website. Read more about the UConn awardee in UConn Today.