Rockford medical school gets $3 million donation


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Posted Online: Jan. 31, 2013, 9:44 am
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) A foundation's $3 million donation is the largest in the history of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford.

The Rockford Register Star reports the money comes from the C.W.B. Foundation. The foundation honors the legacy of philanthropist and businessman Cedric Blazer, former president of Zenith Cutter Co. He died in 2008.

The money will be used to research how to regenerate cells and tissues. The university is matching the gift.

University of Illinois President Robert Easter says the money will attract top researchers and experts.














 



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