The University of Iowa’s research in human health and medicine is world class, ranking 12th among public research universities in National Institute of Health awards. High-risk, high-reward, interdisciplinary research is being conducted at the frontiers of biomedicine in such areas as Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and blinding eye diseases. Compelling research is being conducted in our centers and institutes in the areas of educational testing, simulation, industrial bioprocessing, biomedical imaging, hydraulics, bioinformatics, environmental health and more.
At The University of Iowa, academic research and economic development work hand in hand. The economic development goal of the University is to attract and retain bioscience and technology companies, as well as generate patent revenue from new discoveries.