The Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust has committed a transformational $12 million grant to fund life-changing research and discoveries in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the University of Iowa College of Engineering. With this grant, the department will build on its exceptional contributions to the field of pulmonary and respiratory biomedicine to find solutions for the growing issues of lung disease and respiratory system disorders.
In honor of the grant and the Carver Charitable Trust’s $15 million in total giving to the department, and pending approval from the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, 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,” says 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… Continue reading.