The final President’s Forum for the spring semester was held on Monday, April 23rd , 2012, from 8:00 – 9:00 am in the East Room, UIHC.
After President Mason began the program with comments on University finances and operations, and she then provided an overview of the growing University of Iowa Research Park and the BioVentures Center.
Dr. Raymond Hohl, Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation, Carver College of Medicine, was the principal speaker. He gave a short presentation entitled ” Terpenoid Therapeutics, Inc.: Translating Science from the University to the Public”. His talk highlighted the origin of this company, its growth in funding and the number of employees, and its goals of developing cancer chemotherapy agents based on research that originated in UI laboratories. Following his presentation, he took questions from the audience on various stages of economic development.