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.

    The research enterprise of The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine garnered $219.4 million in external funding in FY 2015. According to 2015 U.S. News & World Report, research in the UI Carver College of Medicine is ranked 11th among public institutions. UI Carver College of Medicine faculty members are also some of the most productive when measured by NIH dollars.

    Many College faculty members are internationally renowned for their research. Four faculty members are Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, twelve are members of the Institute of Medicine and two are members of the National Academies of Sciences.

    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.

    The health sciences campus' newest facility is the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building(PBDB)- UI's new home for high-risk, high-reward research. Opened in mid-2014, the 256,000 square-foot building houses six floors of research labs and a mix of wet and dry labs. In the PBDB, investigators are part of a new scientific community, The Pappajohn Biomedical Institute (PBI). The PBI draws together disciplines across campus including the Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center, Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center, Iowa Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness, Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging, Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, and Neurosciences Institute.

    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.