In Pictures: The CARESLab Grand Opening

The Loras College Cancer Research in Exercise Science Laboratory (CARES Lab) hosted its grand opening on May 7 to a small collection of guests. The space was originally slated to open in May 2020 but was delayed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Keith Thraen-Borowski shared his thanks to all individuals who played a role in creating a new space for the CARESLab in Keane Hall and supporting the efforts to bring it to life. Loras College President Jim Collins (’84) praised Dr. Thraen-Borowski’s efforts and spoke of the partnerships with MercyOne, Medical Associates and the support of the Board of Trustees in making the CARESLab a reality. After a blessing by Fr. Dustin Vu, Dr. Thraen-Borowski was joined by seven of his students as they cut a ribbon to officially open the space.

You can view photos from the event in the gallery below. All photographs were taken by Trent Hanselmann (’18), assistant director of marketing for digital media.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).