Regenerative engineering, racial profiling, and healthcare disparities: a titan of life sciences speaks

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Event sponsor
UCSF Health Innovation Via Engineering (HIVE)
faculty, postdocs, students, staff
Online (Zoom)

Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, is well known for his extraordinary contributions to science, engineering and medicine, his academic leadership and extensive service to the United States. He is a world leader in materials science, an internationally renowned engineer, and a world-renowned practicing surgeon in the field of orthopedic surgery. He has made fundamental and seminal contributions to polymeric material science and engineering, nanotechnology including the introduction of nanotechnology into the biomaterials field, creating polymer ceramic systems for the regeneration of hard tissues, and creating the first engineered systems for soft tissue regeneration in the knee in humans. For his groundbreaking work in science, he received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, America’s highest honor for technological achievement. He serves as a model to us all on how to conduct groundbreaking fundamental studies, conduct applied research, and make concrete advances to human health.

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