Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building

three undergraduates sitting in research facility

UI undergrads tackle pressing health problems

In UI research labs, students learn life lessons and contribute to scientific discovery
Researchers at the UI’s Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building are working to eradicate diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s—and they rely on undergraduates for help. As early as their first year, UI undergrads get hands-on research experience and make important contributions to their fields.

Appointments Abel to lead Iowa Neuroscience Institute

In his new role at the UI, Ted Abel will build a collaborative community of scientists and clinicians to foster interdisciplinary research and training in neuroscience and to support translational research in disorders of the brain and nervous system.
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.
UI Children's Hospital 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.
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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.

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