Center renamed the François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center
Thursday, December 05, 2013
The Board of Regents, State of Iowa, today (Wednesday, Dec. 4) approved a request from the University of Iowa to re-name the UI Cardiovascular Research Center in honor of its founder, Francois Abboud, M.D.
“We are very grateful that the board granted our request to now call this pioneering intercollegiate academic unit the Francois M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center in recognition of Dr. Abboud’s groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of serious diseases that affect millions of people around the globe,” says UI Provost P. Barry Butler.
"I am deeply humbled to be recognized in this manner,” Abboud says. “I
firmly believe that this is an honor that I share with others who are
too numerous to name, especially my mentors and colleagues with whom I
was privileged to work throughout my entire career. My wife, Doris, and
my family share an immense sense of gratitude for what Iowa has given
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