Welcome to the online home of the Program in Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Our program is committed to helping healthcare professionals explore and understand the increasingly complex ethical questions that have been brought on by advances in medical technology and the health care system. We achieve this through education, research, and service within the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care, University of Iowa, and the wider Iowa community.

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Ethics in Healthcare 2019 Conference Summary


Striving to promote awareness and understanding of the ethical issues facing health care professionals through courses, lectures, and seminars, including the Biomedical Ethics Thread in the Carver College of Medicine curriculum.


Conducting and facilitating interdisciplinary and collaborative research that advances our understanding of bioethical concerns related to patient care, research, and policy.


Serving the Carver College of Medicine through the Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Service and Ethics Consult Service for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.