Research

Providing outstanding research training is a major objective of our program. Our department is among the top departments of pediatrics in the U.S. in terms of NIH research funding, and our college of Medicine has strong basic science departments. We also have an NIH-funded clinical Research Center with a significant neonatal component.

Excellent opportunities are available for research training within the Division of Medical Genetics and elsewhere in the Department of Pediatrics or within the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health.

In recent years, our fellows have trained in laboratories in the Departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and physiology and Internal Medicine, in addition to the Department of Pediatrics.

Research opportunities offered by the program are also outstanding, and are available in laboratory facilities including the Eckstein Medical Research Building (EMRB) and Medical Education Research Facility (MERF). Laboratory research is extremely well funded within the Division of Medical Genetics, the Department of Pediatrics, and the College of Medicine as a whole, with major sources of funding including The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The Residency Program in Medical Genetics takes place in an extremely strong research environment. The University of Iowa is a leader in medical genetics research with strong programs including ophthalmologic genetics, genetics of hearing loss, genetics of craniofacial development, genetics of connective tissue disorders and the genetics of complex diseases, Genomics, and Bioinformatics. Clinical research opportunities also include, but would not be limited to, resources such as the IRCID, and other listed registries.

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