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New leader hired for UConn Health Center

Hartford Courant, May 9, 2008
Cato T. Laurencin, MD, has been tapped by the University of Connecticut to head its troubled health center in Farmington, CT. Lurencin, an orthopedic surgeon is currently chairman of orthopedics at the University of Virginia, and will start Aug. 11 as the university's vice president for health affairs at the UConn Health Center and dean of the UConn medical school. The UConn Health Center now faces a $22 million deficit and is seeking help from the state to stay afloat while it negotiates a more permanent solution with nearby hospitals.