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CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu

Release: Oct. 16, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY:

HHS SECRETARY THOMPSON TO TOUR UI HEALTH CARE RESEARCH FACILITY

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will tour the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics beginning at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, to review NIH-funded projects.

Congressman Jim Leach (R-Iowa) will accompany Thompson. The GCRC houses research projects such as the Iowa Cochlear Implant Project, smallpox vaccine trials, studies of the links between genetic variations and birth defects and the effects of grain dust upon respiratory health. Researchers will be on hand to explain their work to the dignitaries.

At the conclusion of the tour, at approximately 2:05 p.m., Thompson and Leach will meet with media representatives in Room 160 of the Medical Research Facility. In order to access the tour location, proceed to the Information Desk in the Main Lobby of UI Hospitals and Clinics. For assistance, contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.

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