NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The University of Iowa's Carver College of Medicine has received a $7.8 million bequest to fund genetics and genomics research, and to fund new faculty positions.

The donation was provided by the remainder of the Franklin D. Trueblood Trust, the UI Foundation said Friday. UI alum Trueblood died in 1989 and fellow alum Elsie Foerstner managed his trust until she died earlier this year, at which point the remainder of the trust was designated for genetics research at the medical college.

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