Laurencin elected AAAS fellow and awarded grants


January 16, 2014

Former Hugh Hampton Young Fellow Dr. Cato Laurencin has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Currently a professor at the University of Connecticut, he has also been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and received a grant for the Institute for Regenerative Engineering, where he conducts research, through the National Science Foundation’s Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) Program. He is currently working with other researchers on developing a new kind of material with the strength of bone and the potential to be used for implants to repair spinal fractures. He is also researching new technologies to heal long bone fractures and regenerate tendons.

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