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Messages from the Executive Vice President

October 22, 2009

Today's Courant

Earlier this week, I met with healthcare and business leaders in the region including UConn Board of Trustees Chairman Lawrence McHugh, President Michael Hogan and officials from Hartford Hospital and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, regarding continuing collaborations with the Health Center. The meeting is discussed in today’s Hartford Courant:,0,5959369.story.

Together with President Hogan, I had the opportunity to re-state my firm commitment that a full service acute care hospital and a robust clinical enterprise are the future of the UConn Health Center. We will settle for nothing less.

In the days and months ahead, the Health Center’s future will continue to be widely discussed in public forums. As this process continues, I will do all I can to share news and keep you informed. In turn, I appreciate your efforts every day to keep the Health Center at the forefront of clinical care, research and education. There’s a lot to be proud of! Thank you for your continued excellence and support.


Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, School of Medicine