Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

State Rep. Dean Fisher sits inside a vehicle at the National Advanced Driving Simulator while others stand around and watch.

State legislators take UI research for a test drive

Tour includes hands-on activities
The University of Iowa Office of Research and Economic Development hosted five state legislators on an interactive tour of campus research and economic development activities Thursday, Nov. 13.
People talking in a lab.

Harkin visits PBDB researchers

Senator stresses need for more biomedical research support
Senator Tom Harkin visited the University of Iowa's Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building Oct. 28 to learn about federally funded research under way at the facility, and to emphasize the health and economic impact of funded research.
Exterior of Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

UI hosts dedication ceremony for $126 million Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

256,000-square-foot building will be hub of 'high-risk, high-reward' research
The University of Iowa will hold a dedication ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 15, for the $126 million John and Mary Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, which will house “high-risk, high-reward” research in diabetes, deafness, and brain science as well as complex diseases affecting the heart and lungs. Media tours start at 3:15 p.m., followed by a dedication program, ribbon-cutting ceremony, and public reception, and tours.
Building under construction

Building for the future

Construction update shows historic transformation underway on campus
The University of Iowa is in the midst of a $1.2 billion historic transformation with a number of major building projects underway. UI photographers captured construction updates of several of these major building projects that illustrate the UI's commitment to creating high performance buildings for high performing students.
Man carrying box of flowers with blue sky in background

Growing a better roof

State-of-the-art new facility offers the UI's first-ever green roof
The University of Iowa's first-ever green roof continues to take root as workers install additional plants atop the café section of the new Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building,
The magnet is lowered into place.

Mammoth magnet

The new 7 Tesla MRI scanner will advance imaging research at the UI
Signed, sealed, and delivered: The University of Iowa welcomed a new magnetic resonance imaging instrument, one of the world's most sophisticated models to date, that will advance research into the human brain and body.

Media advisory: Massive magnet arrives at University of Iowa

Magnetic imaging scanner weighs 42 tons, equal to six elephants, will advance brain research
A magnetic resonance imaging instrument weighing 42 tons—equal to six adult male elephants—arrives on Thursday, June 5, at the University of Iowa. The 7 Tesla magnet will advance UI research by yielding clearer, higher-resolution images of the human brain. The UI is one of only about 20 research institutes in the United States—and only about 40 worldwide—with the instrument. It also is the most powerful magnetic imaging device in the state.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds tour a UI building

Iowa City Press-Citizen Branstad lauds UI facility

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds toured the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building on Wednesday and praised its innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

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