Program Leadership & Staff

The U of Iowa MSTP leadership team includes the Director Dr. Steven Lentz, the Co-Director Dr. Pamela Geyer. This leadership team has been in place since 2010, when Drs. Lentz and Geyer were selected by the Deans of the CCOM and Graduate College to lead the MSTP. These Directors were chosen based on their long-standing commitment and dedication to physician-scientist graduate and medical education. Together, they have over 30 combined years of administrative leadership in the MSTP and are dedicated to the mission of training physician-scientists. Ms. Ashley Hood joined the leadership team in 2016.


Steven Lentz, MD, PhD Professor, Internal Medicine
MSTP Director
Pamela Geyer, PhD Professor, Biochemistry
MSTP Co-Director
Ashley Hood, PhD Administrative Director
Jessica Jensen Secretary

MSTP Office & Staff

The MSTP Office staff coordinates all MSTP activities, including admissions, enrollment, registration, correspondence with the prospective applicants and current trainees, organization of recruitment weekends, enrichment activities, and reporting to the NIH.

The MSTP Office is also a warm and welcoming meeting place for students to stop in. We always have time to visit with students. We keep a bowl stocked with chocolate to encourage students to stop by. Depending on where they are in their training, this may be the only time we see them in weeks. The office door is always open!

Contact Information

Medical Scientist Training Program
The University of Iowa 
Carver College of Medicine
2206 MERF 
Iowa City, IA 52242-2600

Phone: (319) 335-8303
Toll Free: (800) 551-6787
Fax: (319) 335-6634
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