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Chicago couple gives Iowa money for epilepsy research

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IOWA CITY, (AP) -- A suburban Chicago couple is giving $1 million to their alma mater, the University of Iowa, for epilepsy research.

The money establishes the Beth L. Tross Epilepsy Research Fund, which is named after one of the donors.

Beth Tross, who attended the university from 1978 to 1983, has epilepsy.

Nathan Tross says his wife has had effective treatments and they want to ensure others get similar opportunities.

Dr. Matthew Howard, who's chair of the neurosurgery at the university's medical school, says the gift will boost efforts for discovering epilepsy treatments.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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