NEW FACILITY: University Medical Research

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The University of Iowa has a new medical research building and the governor and lieutenant governor were on hand to take a look Tuesday.

KWWL reports Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds went on a tour of the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building. The $126 million building has six floors of research labs. Much of that space will be dedicated to research on diabetes and obesity.

“What a great facility to attract important scientists here to I think to really make it possible for us to train people that will play a key role in medicine,” says Branstad.

The building is set to open next month.

John and Mary Pappajohn donated $26 million for the facility. The rest comes from state funds, federal grants, and other sources.

1 Comment

  • Troy Hendrickson

    It would be nice if the governor would stop campaigning on the tax payers dime and sign the bill for medical cannabis and stop playing games with childrens lives like the sniveling little hypocrite he is.

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