Cato Laurencin to Step Down as Dean of the Medical School at the University of Connecticut

Cato T. Laurencin has announced that he will step down as head of the University of Connecticut Health Center and dean of the University of Connecticut Medical School. In a message to the health center community, Dr. Laurencin stated that he was satisfied he has assured “the long-term future of the Health Center. It was my number-one goal in coming to UConn and I’m excited it has been accomplished.”

After giving up his administrative duties, Dr. Laurencin will focus on research and clinical work. He will continue his work as director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering. He will take a pay cut from $780,000 to $566,000.

Dr. Laurencin is a 1980 graduate of Princeton University. In 1987 he earned a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering/biotechnology from MIT and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School. Before coming to the University of Connecticut, he was chair of the department of orthopedics at the University of Virginia.