Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn praised researchers at the University of Iowa, to whom he gave a substantial sum to find a cure for a degenerative form of blindness he happens to have.
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Stephen Wynn, chairman and chief executive officer of Wynn Resorts, Limited, said Friday that he gave $25 million to support blindness research at the University of Iowa after becoming convinced that its scientists were leading the way in the search for a cure.
University of Iowa President Sally Mason presided over the Oct. 18 naming ceremony for the UI Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research on the campus of the UI, one of the nation’s top public research universities.
This Friday, Oct. 18, University of Iowa President Sally Mason will commemorate the naming of the University of Iowa Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research on the UI campus.
Stephen A. Wynn has made a $25 million gift commitment to the University of Iowa to support the UI’s Institute for Vision Research. The gift, which was announced at today’s meeting of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa held in Ames, will be used to accelerate progress toward cures for rare, inherited retinal diseases.