Renovated UI Labs Have Groovy Name

By Mark Carlson, Reporter

Participants in the IU dance marathon move to the music eighteen hours into the 24 hour event, Saturday February 5, 2011 Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa Campus. The annual event, one of the biggest dance marathon organizations in the U.S., raised money to benefit the UI Children's Hospital. (Becky Malewitz/SourceMedia Group News)

Tools

By Kelli Sutterman

IOWA CITY, Iowa - At a ceremony Friday, University of Iowa officials named a newly renovated research lab after the UI Dance Marathon.

The Dance Marathon Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Laboratories are now ready to conduct modern experimentation and will soon help lead the way in pediatric cancer research, officials said.

“This is where researchers are going to be able to congregate, share their ideas, and hopefully move the progress forward in diagnosing and potentially curing pediatric cancers,” Doctor Tom Scholz of the University of Iowa said.

The laboratories is named in recognition of UI Dance Marathon’s $1 million donation to the UI Children’s Hospital. The organization made a pledge of $750,000 for renovation of the labs, and $250,000 to create a research fund for pediatric cancer and blood disorders.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.


read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG