"The State Hygienic Laboratory represents one of the University of Iowa’s longest and most important commitments to the common good and public welfare of all Iowans," said UI President Sally Mason. "For too long, the lab has been housed in facilities that did not match the important work it does. The leaders and staff of the lab nevertheless have managed to provide the excellent services that Iowans need and expect.
"We are grateful that now this critical organization is able to do its work in a building commensurate with its tasks and its significance, and it will be able to provide continued leadership in public health protection, research and education."
Funded by federal and state appropriations, the $37.75 million, state-of-the-art laboratory replaces the current lab in Oakdale Hall, which was built as a tuberculosis hospital in 1917. The Hygienic Laboratory moved to this location in the mid-1970s. [more]
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