The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) has appointed UConn Health’s Dr. Gualberto Ruaño as chair of its Broadening Participation, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Ruaño is assistant professor of psychiatry and assistant director for special projects at the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering at UConn Health.
In appointing Ruaño, President John Kadow shared the Academy’s Governing Council’s support for his leadership and the work of this committee.
“We recognize that a diverse, equitable and inclusive approach within our organization will strengthen the guidance we provide to the people and the state of Connecticut on issues related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. We are fortunate to have Dr. Ruaño lead this effort,” shared Kadow.
Ruaño, an Academy member, has been an innovator in biotechnology for 30 years and is a pioneering expert in the science and clinical deployment of personalized medicine.
He was elected to CASE in 2004 and then served as chair of the Health Technology Board. A native of Puerto Rico, Ruaño has resided in Connecticut for 40 years since his studies at Yale University, where he received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees.