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Carver College of Medicine recognizes faculty as Impact Scholars

Scholars Wall 2020

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Impact Scholars are faculty members who have made a major scientific impact over the course of their careers. 

The honorees are featured on a newly created commemorative space near the atrium of the Medical Education and Research Facility.

Carver College of Medicine Impact Scholars are selected based on the Hirsch index, also known as the H-index, which represents the number of research papers a faculty member has published, and the papers’ impact as determined by how many times they have been cited by other scientists and scholars in subsequent research articles.

For example, a researcher with an H-index of 50 has published at least 50 articles that each have been cited at least 50 times. An H-index increases as multiple papers are cited multiple times. The H-index calculations for the Carver College of Medicine Impact Scholars are based on research abstract and citation data from Scopus. Carver College of Medicine Impact Scholars are faculty who have achieved H-index scores of 100 or higher (“gold” level) and 50 or higher (“silver” level).

2020 Impact Scholars

Silver Level

Michael Abramoff portraitMichael Abramoff, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Robert C. Watzke, MD, Professor in Retinal Research

Brian Link, portraitBrian Link, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Steven Moore, portraitSteven Moore, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology
Co-Director, Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center

Robert Mullins, portraitRobert Mullins, MS, PhD

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Martin Carver Chair in Ocular Cell Biology

Stanley Perlman, portraitStanley Perlman, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Mark Stinski Chair in Virology

Kamal Rahmouni, portraitKamal Rahmouni, PhD

Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center Chair

Richard Tyler, portraitRichard Tyler, PhD

Professor, Department of Otolaryngology