Biosciences Program

  • Research Environment

    The UI Health Sciences Center is one of the most advanced, comprehensive health science centers in the United States. In addition to medicine, it includes the colleges of dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, and public health, UI Hospitals and Clinics, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University Hygienic Laboratory. 

    External funding for the UI Carver College of Medicine totaled nearly $193.9 million in fiscal year 2008 and ranked 12th among public universities National Institutes of Health Awards.

    Four Biosciences Program faculty are Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators (Kevin Campbell, PhD, Val Sheffield, MD, PhD, Edwin Stone, MD, PhD, Michael Welsh, MD) and two are members of the National Academy of Sciences (Kevin Campbell, PhD, Michael Welsh, MD).

    The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine continues its commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities for its students, researchers, and teachers. In 2002, the Medical Education and Research Facility was completed, resulting in 220,000 square feet of modern laboratories, lecture halls, clinical examination rooms, and study and meeting spaces for students.

    The health sciences campus' newest facility, the Carver Biomedical Research Building (CBRB), is devoted completely to research. The 135,000 square-foot building houses five floors of specialized laboratories and new technology. CBRB opened in mid-2005.

    More than new buildings, the College has renovated existing laboratories and classrooms, added a new parking ramp and food service areas, improved materials handling facilities, and designed pleasing, people-friendly outdoor common areas and pedestrian routes to make the health sciences campus a source of pride to the entire University.