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August 17, 2010

Carver Charitable Trust endows proteomics facility at UI

Leaders of the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, University of Iowa Health Care and the UI Foundation have announced a $2 million gift from the Carver Charitable Trust that will establish a core facilities operational endowment for proteomics in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

Proteomics involves the use of mass spectrometry to study proteins.

"We are deeply grateful to the leaders of the Carver Charitable Trust for their support of our proteomics facility," said Michael Apicella, M.D., senior associate dean for scientific affairs at the UI Carver College of Medicine. "This approach has become one of the most powerful discovery techniques in biomedical science."

Charles Brenner, Ph.D., professor and head of biochemistry, said the gift from the Carver Charitable Trust will expand the facility’s capability to move into the emerging field of quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics.

"The support of the Carver Charitable Trust will enable our researchers to follow complex changes in biological systems with unprecedented power and clarity," said Brenner. "These funds will help us make new and profound discoveries to resolve the increasing array of biomedical questions we face."

The UI Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions to all areas of the UI. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to provide funds for facilities improvements, scholarships, professorships and other forms of support for the UI.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Care Marketing and Communications, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room W319 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,; Writer: Tom Moore