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About Us

Connecticut United for Research Excellence, Inc. (CURE) is a not-for-profit statewide coalition dedicated to promoting public understanding of the benefits and methods of biomedical research. Founded in 1990, CUREs more than 100 members include Connecticuts leading research and educational institutions, health-related corporations and professional societies, hospitals and health care systems, supporting businesses and organizations and voluntary health organizations. Additional support comes from government agencies, private foundations, groups, and individuals. CURE's goals are to: 1) provide information to community and government leaders, journalists, teachers, students, and the general public about biomedical research; 2) nurture a positive environment in which scientific endeavors to improve human and animal health will flourish, and 3) facilitate interaction and collaborative relationships among other member organizations. CURE achieves these goals by building relationships with journalists, opinion leaders, local and state officials; strengthening communication between and among member organizations; facilitating collaborative relationships between scientists and teachers; conducting workshops for members and science teachers; and publishing and distributing student materials to schools and classrooms. Additionally, CURE facilitates interaction and collaborative relationships with various state and national organizations. Through financial resources, in-kind contributions, and diverse professional expertise, members and supporters have assisted in the production and distri