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Messages from the Executive Vice President

May 13, 2011

New Chairman of Cell Biology

I am pleased to announce that after an extensive national search, Laurinda A. Jaffe, Ph.D., Professor of Cell Biology has been named Chair of the Department of Cell Biology.

Dr. Jaffe joined the UConn Health Center in 1981 after completing her graduate training at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is an accomplished researcher who is widely published and a member of many national boards and organizations. Dr. Jaffe was recently selected to serve on the Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Board of Scientific Counselors.

Dr. Jaffe is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Please join me in extending congratulations and best wishes to Dr. Jaffe.


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