Carver College of Medicine

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A University of Iowa plan to create a genomics-based research and clinical medicine institute at its Carver College of Medicine was approved Friday by the state's Board of Regents, which governs the state's public universities, a University spokesman told GenomeWeb

The support from the Carver Charitable Trust will be used to establish a facilities endowment for proteomics in the medical college.

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