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Release: Immediate

UI Foundation names new director of development, cancer center and departmental projects

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Carol L. Jefferson has joined the University of Iowa Foundation staff as director of development for the cancer center and departmental projects. She was the development director of the cancer center and major gifts at the University of Wisconsin Medical School from 1989 to 1995, and most recently served as the executive director of the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Madison, Wis.

"Carol's outstanding success in cancer center and medical development will be a tremendous asset to us in "Seeking Knowledge for Healing," the College of Medicine's facilities and endowment campaign," said Steve Sanders, the foundation's associate vice president for health sciences center development. "Other UI College of Medicine campaigns will also benefit from Carol's broad base of experience, which includes fund-raising activities in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and rehabilitation medicine."

Jefferson also served as community development coordinator of the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1988-89. She is a board member and vice president of the International Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and sits on the board of the National Perinatal Foundation. Jefferson received her bachelor's degree in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin in 1987.

"Seeking Knowledge for Healing" is a $25 million capital campaign for the UI College of Medicine that will provide significant funding for the newly planned Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility. When completed, one wing of the facility will house the UI's Cancer Research Center, providing state-of-the-art facilities for the nearly 200 physicians and researchers currently scattered across campus. In addition, the campaign seeks to establish an endowment to provide a steady source of funds for cancer research.

The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation staff members work with alumni and friends to provide support for a broad range of programs and projects at the University of Iowa.