The interim leader of the University of Connecticut Health Center told a room full of top university officials that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will likely make a big announcement next week that a “major scientific group” will relocate to Connecticut.

Philip E. Austin said the move will likely create hundreds of jobs and is directly related to the Bioscience Connecticut initiative, which expands the health center with the goal of making it a leader in bioscience while creating jobs.

“We are really excited,” Austin said. He would not divulge any additional information after the meeting.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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