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November 17, 2004

Announcement of Governor’s UW Biosciences Initiative

Kevin P. Reilly, President

University of Wisconsin System

"On behalf of the University of Wisconsin System, I thank Governor Doyle for his commitment to ensuring this university can remain a leader in biosciences research, making a real difference for Wisconsin families and helping the state create high-wage jobs.

"This initiative is in the true spirit of the Wisconsin Idea. The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will serve students and faculty as a dynamic learning laboratory and presents an ideal opportunity for collaborative research among UW-Madison schools and departments and other UW System campuses. With the tools and talent it will provide, the university can extend clinical trials and research to the boundaries of the state.

"The commitment to building these facilities and programs is exactly the kind of investment the university needs from the state to leverage outside funding. We are grateful to Governor Doyle for his willingness to support the researchers and scientists who make discoveries possible, and we look forward to working with the state to support students and teachers in all disciplines and on all campuses as well."

Read governor's press release