Research

  • Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis

    About the Center

    The Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis and Disease serves as a living memorial to Ms. Levitt whose gift supports in perpetuity interdisciplinary activities directed to understanding the role of viruses in human disease, revealing mechanisms of viral pathogenesis, developing new approaches to viral disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and improving professional and public understanding of the nature and impact of viral diseases.

    The Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis and Disease stands on three mission pillars of research, education and service. The Center integrates the research, educational and patient care efforts of over 30 faculty in five separate collegiate units within The University of Iowa (Medicine, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Public Health and the University Hygenic Laboratory). In the Carver College of Medicine, faculty from 7 different departments are represented: Anatomy and Cell Biology, Internal Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, and Surgery. Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Department of Biological Sciences), College of Business (Department of Management Sciences) and the State Hygenic Laboratory are also represented in its membership.

    With related activities carried out by faculty in so many administrative units, the Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis and Disease serves as a focus to promote cooperative efforts in the study of viral diseases throughout the University and supports development of research, educational initiatives and innovative approaches to patient care.

    Contact Information

    Jack Stapleton, M.D.
    Director
    jack-stapleton@uiowa.edu