The largest gift ever to the college will enable the Department of Biomedical Engineering to expand its efforts in the field of pulmonary and respiratory biomedicine, with a focus on solutions for issues related to lung disease and respiratory system disorders. The latest grant boosts the trust's support of the department to $15 million. In recognition of the gift, the department will be renamed the UI Roy J. Carver Department of Biomedical Engineering.
"The Carver Charitable Trust has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to elevating research that addresses the most pressing human health issues," said UI president J. Bruce Harreld. "The Carver Charitable Trust's unequaled support of the University of Iowa furthers our leadership role in biomedical discovery. We are incredibly thankful for our partnership."