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CONTACT: BARBARA SCHREIER
Assistant Vice President
Health Science Center Development
500 Levitt Center for University Advancement
Iowa City IA 52242
Phone: (319) 335-3305 or (800) 648-6973

Release: March 20, 2001

Jason Bridie named to UI Foundation development post

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jason Bridie of Coralville, Iowa, has been named director of development at The University of Iowa Foundation for the College of Nursing and the College of Medicine. As a director of development, Bridie will focus on generating major private gift support for the College of Nursing, the Departments of Biophysics and Physiology and various research centers in the College of Medicine.

Bridie, who joined the UI Foundation Jan. 31, previously served as alumni and development director for the College of Business and Public Administration at Drake University in Des Moines. He also served the Iowa Association of School Boards in Des Moines for six years as a government relations specialist.

"The University of Iowa health science programs are a major asset, not only for the university, but for the state of Iowa. I am proud to be associated with the important work the investigators, faculty and students are doing in both nursing and medicine," Bridie said. "The opportunity to develop long-term support for health care allows the University to make commitments to faculty who initiate pioneering research, develop stronger teaching programs, and invest in new technologies. Their work affects lives today and in the future, and that's very gratifying."

Bridie, a native of Clarinda, Iowa, graduated from Iowa State University in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in family resource management and financial counseling. He is actively involved with the Sigma Chi fraternity, serving as a chapter advisor to undergraduate students and on the board of directors.

Bridie and his wife, Sara, have a 7-month-old son, Jackson.

The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions to all areas of the university. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements, equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.