Much of the research conducted at the College is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through 30 major research centers, institutes and programs.
- Center on Aging
- Center for Auditory Regeneration and Deafness
- Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
- Center for Immunology and Immune-based Diseases
- Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of 39 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation
- François M. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center
- Craniofacial Anomalies Research Center
- Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
- National Ferret Resource and Research Center
- Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center
- Center for Gene Therapy
- Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis
- Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence
- Center for Hypertension Research
- Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
- Iowa Comprehensive Lung Imaging Center
- Carver Family Center for Macular Degeneration
- Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, one of six such NIH-funded centers in the nation
- Specialized Center of Research in Osteoarthritis
- Helen C. Levitt Center for Viral Pathogenesis and Disease
- Program Project Grant on Atherosclerosis
- Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens Research Unit
- Cancer and Aging Program
- Cerebral Vascular Biology Program Project Grant
- Program in Gene Discovery
- Research Program in Genetics of Prematurity
- Inflammation Program
- Obesity Research and Education Initiative
- Pain Research Program
- NIH Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit
The UI Carver College of Medicine is also a member of several campus institutes including the University of Iowa Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which was made possible through a $33.8 million NIH Clinical and Translational Science award in 2007.
The University of Iowa Pappajohn Biomedical Institute will involve several UI Carver College of Medicine investigators. The new Institute will provide a world-class facility in which scientists from across the University will collaborate to explore high-risk/high-yield scientific questions in the life sciences with the goal of advancing treatments for a wide array of human diseases.
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute conducts research to find the causes of — and preventions, treatments, and cures for — the many diseases that affect the brain and nervous system.
The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is a statewide resource to promote clinical care, research and education that focuses on the medical and scientific advances around the human genome.
The Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research allows the University of Iowa to take a world-leading role in the eradication of human blindness through interdisciplinary research, education and clinical care.
Fostering efficient, cooperative multidisciplinary research, the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging seeks to promote discovery in the field of imaging as well as improve training and education programs.