Fellowship at the University of Iowa offers many opportunities for clinical and basic research, which frequently involves collaboration with members of other clinical or basic science departments in the Carver College of Medicine. Most of the active members of the gastroenterology-hepatology faculty have independent research support from the NIH, Department of Veterans Affairs, or from other outside agencies. Fellows spend most of their second year undertaking basic science or clinical research. They may choose from a wide variety of research opportunities, including clinical epidemiology, free radical biology, gastrointestinal motility, hepatitis and liver transplantation, intestinal inflammation and inflammatory bowel disease, lipid absorption, and visceral sensation and pain. The third year will be used to advance research or clinical skills depending on the individual career goals of trainees. Several years of additional research training can be funded through our NIH Research Training Grant.