Prime Minister Philip J. Pierre has received the first struck medal Cato T. Laurencin Regenerative Engineering Founder’s Award in honorary recognition of his support of regenerative engineering in Saint Lucia.
Regenerative engineering is a field Dr. Laurencin pioneered.
The University of Connecticut professor bestowed the award on the Saint Lucia Prime Minister who said he was honoured to receive it.
“I look forward to Dr. Laurencin’s continued contribution to Saint Lucia and encourage more Saint Lucians in the Diaspora to positively contribute to our country’s growth and development,” Pierre wrote on Facebook.
The Saint Lucia leader met with Dr. Laurencin when the latter visited Saint Lucia between January 18- 22.
Laurencin, CEO of the Connecticut Convergence Institute at UConn Health, also met local officials regarding the UConn JUMP Saint Lucia Programme.
The programme aims to encourage and educate Saint Lucian communities on healthy eating and exercise.
According a release, the program serves as a centerpiece of a cooperative agreement between UConn and Saint Lucia.