University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital receives $1M gift from Hawkeye coach

Iowa City-based University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital received a $1 million donation from University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his wife Mary Frentez to support neonatal research, according to The Gazette.

The $1 million donation will establish the Savvy Ferentz Program in Neonatal Research, which is in honor of the Ferentz's grandchild, who died after a premature birth.

"This gift from the Ferentzes will help us capitalize on our strengths, advance our research, and, most important, make an impact on the lives of many Iowa children and their families, now and far into the future," Jeffery Segar, MD, a pediatrics professor for UI Carver College of Medicine and former director of UI Stead Family Children's Hospital's neonatology division, told The Gazette.

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