Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Caryl Moy fund to benefit UIS, SIU Med School

Research that harnesses brainpower at both the University of Illinois Springfield and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine could benefit from a new fund honoring former UIS professor Caryl Moy.

Moy, who taught at both institutions, was born in Aurora, grew up in Naperville and lived with her husband in Leland Grove when she died in 2010 at age 78 of complications from surgery.

The Caryl Towsley Moy Ph.D. Fund for Collaborative Research will support researchers from UIS and the medical school who work as a team on a variety of topics.

The $250,000 endowed fund, which will generate about $10,000 a year for grants, was created with contributions from Moy’s husband of 56 years, Dr. Richard Moy, and the couple’s two adult sons, Philip and Eric Moy.

“Caryl would be delighted with the collaborative nature of this research,” said Richard Moy, 82. “She was very comfortable at both institutions, and she would be happy to create opportunities for faculty. She was very bright and a hard worker.”

The gift was featured by the State Journal-Register on December 27, 2012.

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