Internal Medicine

  • Strengths

    Recognized Leadership

    • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty
    • Leaders throughout the University of Iowa, the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and the Iowa City VA Health Care System.

    America's Best

    • Medicine subspecialty clinical areas routinely appear in the U.S. News and World Report yearly ranking of America's Best Hospitals
    • 20 members of the department have served 30 terms as presidents of 17 regional and national professional societies
    • Four individuals served terms as president of the American Federation for Medical Research
    • Two each served presidential terms for the Central Society for Clinical Research, American Heart Association, American Motility Society, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, and the Association of American Physicians.

    Leading in Research

    • Committed to a wide variety of research themes, including biodefense, bioinformatics, cancer biology, genetic basis of disease, health services research, imaging, immunology, inflammation, membrane biology, molecular therapy, obesity and diabetes, stem cell research; therapeutics, drug evaluation and development; vascular biology, cardiac biology, and virology
    • Faculty direct 18 University of Iowa Research Centers, 8 NIH Program Project Grants, 3 NIH Center Grants, a Clinical and Translational Science Program and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratory

    Leading in Patient Care

    • Robust clinical activity - in 2007-2008, over 105,280 ambulatory outpatients were seen in specialty clinics at UI Hospitals and Clinics and around the State of Iowa in Outreach Clinics.
    • For the same period, 12,490 patients were admitted to medicine inpatient units.
    • Leaders in the development of multidisciplinary clinical centers
      • The UI Family Care Center
      • The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
      • The UI Heart and Vascular Center
      • The Clifton Center for Digestive Diseases
      • Hospitalist Program
       

    Teaching the Next Generation

    • At the center of medical education for medical student, resident and fellow training
    • Leader in in-house, local, regional, and national continuing medical education
    • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Training Program for medical students
    • Graduate Program in Translational Biomedical Research
    • Medical Scientist Training Program for M.D./Ph.D. students.

    Investing in the Future

    • Leaders in identifying sources of external funding from corporate and private donors
      • Endowed chairs and professorships
      • Startup funding for young faculty
      • Seed funding for new education and research initiatives
       
    • In the first gift to the University of its kind, the national Fraternal Order of Eagles recently pledged $25 million over five years to create the Fraternal Order of Eagles/University of Iowa Diabetes Research Center.

    Department of Internal Medicine research, clinical and education programs are healthy and energetic, indelibly linked to one another by faculty who are passionate about their careers, their patients, and their students and dedicated to the principles of innovation and renewal.