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The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics (IIHG) is dedicated to promoting clinical care, research and education focused on the medical and scientific significance of variation in the human genome. The IIHG serves as a statewide resource for outreach about issues related to understanding the extent and meaning of human DNA sequence variation.
Students conduct research rotations in 3 faculty labs before affiliating
with one of these for their thesis research. To earn their PhD in
Genetics, students will complete and publish a significant research
project. To help prepare students for academic careers, they will
participate in an interactive course in scientific integrity, and they
will serve as part-time Teaching Assistants for 2 semesters. Thus, our
PhD graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of their
The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) is one of 60 leading medical research institutions located throughout the nation participating in the Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium and is supported in part by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the National Institutes of Health. The institute's combined resources, efforts, and commitment are transforming how biomedical research is conducted by accelerating the translation of medical discoveries into actual treatments, engaging communities in clinical research efforts, and training new clinical and translational investigators.
Many of today’s most exciting and important research frontiers
transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. If we are to maintain and strengthen our
research and creative excellence, we must facilitate multidisciplinary scholarship,
instruction, and public service. This is the aim of the cluster hire initiative.