Koch donates $2 million to research on bipolar disorders

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 01, 2010 7:20 AM

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University of Iowa graduate Roger L. Koch donated $2 million to research on bipolar disorders and support for the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, according to a UI press release.

The donation, providing $1 million to each program, established the Roger L. Koch Mental Illness Research Fund and the Roger L. Koch Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Advancement Fund.

The research fund for bipolar disorders is prepared to explore brain morphology and physiologic status of the body and other influences on the onset of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Koch, of North Miami, Fla., received his bachelor's degree in general science in 1973 and chemical engineering in 1977.

The donations were made through the UI Foundation.

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