As reported by The Hartford Courant, April 14, 2010.

UConn Health Center Gives White-Coat Salute to Dr. Lawrence Raisz

By MaryEllen Fillo

Photo of Dr. Lawrence Raisz

Joining Raisz, in foreground, are, from left, sons Jonathan and Matthew, wife Helen, son Stephen, daughter Katherine and son Nicholas.

Photo by MaryEllen Fillo, The Hartford Courant

Dr. Lawrence G. Raisz just wants people to know there are serious research opportunities at the University of Connecticut Health Center, the kind that make a medical center great.

So it was no surprise that the longtime osteoporosis and bone-disease expert was a little shy Saturday when hundreds turned out to honor him at the facility's first "White Coat Gala" at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.

"I am a little embarrassed by all this attention," said Raisz, a member of the center's board of trustees who sneaked out of the VIP cocktail hour to share a champagne toast with family members who had flown in for the occasion. "My time at UConn, it has been a wonderful 36 years."