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Release: Sept. 5, 2000

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: March of Dimes presentation at UI College of Medicine Sept.6

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Christy Vilsack, wife of Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, and representatives from the March of Dimes of Iowa will visit the UI College of Medicine for a check presentation at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in Room 208 (located in the Dean's Office) of the Medicine Administration Building.

Vilsack, along with March of Dimes of Iowa representatives, including Joyce Kohl, executive director, will make the presentation to UI College of Medicine Dean Robert Kelch. The occasion will mark the March of Dimes' commitment to advancing medicine by acknowledging current March of Dimes-funded research projects at the UI. A number of UI researchers who are currently conducting research with March of Dimes support also are expected to be at the event.

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