At Iowa, discovery is a hands-on job. We don’t just talk about trying to cure cancer or diabetes or blindness. We get in the lab and try new treatments. So whether you’re interested in medicine, biology, nursing, public health, or chemistry, there are countless ways to participate in direct, hands-on research at one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country. At Iowa, you can make a powerful impact on the lives of patients and learn valuable, practical skills at the same time

Biochemistry is the study of the basic biological and chemical processes that occur in all living systems. It is an area suited to students who...
Biology is the study of life, and advances in the understanding of living systems impact almost every aspect of modern life. From food to biofuel to...
The interdisciplinary biomedical sciences BS major is designed for undergraduate students with an aptitude for the sciences and who plan to attend...
Chemistry has a leading role in the technological challenges of the new century that touch all aspects of our lives. Global climate change,...
Dentistry is a field in which practitioners work to improve people's health and quality of life through preventative and corrective oral health...
This area of study uses basic science to measure human responses to internal and external stimuli (such as changes in activity levels, varying...
Human physiology is the science of how the human body functions in health and disease.   A degree in human physiology provides ...
Medical laboratory scientists perform sophisticated laboratory tests used by physicians to diagnose and treat disease. They manage every aspect...
The Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree is a professional degree program that requires first completing an undergraduate degree. The University of Iowa...
Microbiology is the branch of biology that studies the smallest living things: bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, and viruses. It also studies...
Understanding how the brain performs its functions and gives rise to cognition, learning, and behavior is one of the last frontiers of science. We...
Nuclear medicine technologists work hand in hand with nuclear medicine physicians, health physicists, radio pharmacists, and radiochemists as members...
Nursing is not just a major, but a career with limitless opportunities to work in a variety of settings and impact numerous populations. Nursing is...
Career options in pharmacy range from filling prescriptions at neighborhood stores to conducting research, engaging in clinical practice, and...
Physical therapists are committed to meeting the health needs of society through prevention, rehabilitation, public education, and research. They...
If you’re interested in medicine and in helping people but are concerned about the requirements and cost of a lengthy medical school program...
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities. Public health professionals use specialized knowledge and skills...
Radiation sciences professionals work with a team of health professionals to gather accurate patient information for diagnosis and...
Speech pathologists and audiologists evaluate the communication skills of people with speech, language, and hearing disorders, and develop and...
Therapeutic Recreation (formerly named Leisure Studies) can lead to a career in a wide range of professions, including but not limited to ...