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Innovation Unscripted with Dr. Cato T. Laurencin at Howard University

Moderated by HU President Wayne A. I. Frederick

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin

WASHINGTON – The Howard University Office of Research and the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation is hosting an evening fireside chat with Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., PhD, at Howard University on Tuesday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This event will feature Dr. Laurencin in conversation with Howard University’s President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA. The conversation will cover topics such as Dr. Laurencin’s life, career, and advice for current enterprising students studying STEM. Following the fireside chat will be an open Q&A, as well as a catered networking reception and giveaway.

Register at nationalmedals.org/laurencinathoward

The fireside chat is a signature event held during the 2023 Howard University Research Month. Held annually, Howard University Research Month celebrates faculty and student research and innovation during the month of April each year. The event will be held at the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building.

Dr. Laurencin is renowned and celebrated for many things, including pioneering the field of regenerative engineering, championing equity in health, mentorship, biomaterials science, stem cell technology, and nanotechnology. He is the first surgeon in history elected to all four national science academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Inventors.

Currently, Dr. Laurencin serves as a university professor and distinguished endowed professor at the University of Connecticut, as well as the chief executive of the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering and director of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Biomedical, Biological, Physical, and Engineering Sciences at UConn.


About Howard University 

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced two Schwarzman Scholars, four Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American PhD. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.

Media contact: Sholnn Freeman; sholnn.freeman@howard.edu