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Innovate Iowa and the Iowa Biotech Association invite you to a panel discussion on Clinical Trials in Iowa on Monday, September 17th at the University of Iowa BioVentures Center located at 2500 Crosspark Road in Coralville.

A new report, “Research in your Backyard: Developing Cures, Creating Jobs” will be released during the program. The event will be held from 11:30am – 1:00pm and lunch will be provided. The event is free to attend and please share this information with other interested parties. Please RSVP to Heidi Frederickson at or 612-313-2620.

Panelists include Dr. Doug Bartels, Senior Research Scientist for Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Jeff Trewhitt, a spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) who authored the report; and Lorna Johns a patient volunteer who has participated in clinical research.

WHO: Innovate Iowa, Iowa Biotech Association, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, PhRMA, and clinical trial participant

WHAT: Panel discussion on clinical trials in Iowa and their impact on Iowa’s economy and quality of life for its residents

WHEN: Monday, September 17th 11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE: University of Iowa BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Road, Coralville

RSVP: Heidi Frederickson at or 612-313-2620