East Hartford, CT — The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (Academy) is pleased to announce that Academy Member Gualberto Ruaño, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Director for Special Projects at the Connecticut Convergence Institute for Translation in Regenerative Engineering, UConn Health, has been appointed by the Academy’s Governing Council to chair its Broadening Participation, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The Academy convened the committee, initially as an ad hoc committee and this past year as a standing committee, for the purpose of affirming the Academy’s commitment to considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the decision-making processes for all its activities.
In appointing Dr. Ruaño, President John Kadow shared the Governing Council’s support for his leadership and the work of this committee, stating, “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.”
Dr. Ruaño 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, Dr. Ruaño has resided in Connecticut for 40 years since his studies at Yale University, where he received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees.