ICTCR is a partnership of academic and health care institutions. We welcome additional partners who share our interest in bridging the two areas to enrich our local research community. Find out more about our current partner institutions below.
Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines is a 917-bed acute care, non-for-profit Catholic hospital situated on three campuses. Mercy is one of the Midwest's largest referral centers, offering a variety of specialty services that are unique to Iowa and the region.
Mercy provides a full range of outpatient health care services at its four Urgent Care clinics, four Quick Care clinics and 40 family practice and specialty care clinics in the Des Moines metro area.
Founded in 1898, Des Moines University comprises three colleges offering nine graduate degrees. The three colleges (Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and College of Health Sciences) share a collective strength — a collaborative campus community where students and faculty come together in the pursuit of knowledge. The University shares a singular mission to educate distinctive health professionals committed to patient-centered health promotion, the application of evidence-based practice and the discovery of knowledge. The strengthening of the University’s research mission by adding an increased focus on clinical research along with it traditional role in basic biomedical investigation has made DMU a natural participant in the ICTCR.
Mercy College of Health Sciences is a Catholic institution of higher education, guided by the pursuit of knowledge and the core values of Mercy: reverence, integrity, compassion, and excellence. Through integration of professional education with liberal arts and sciences, the College prepares graduates for service and leadership in the health care community. Students become nurses, clinical lab scientists, radiologic technologists, surgical technologists, nuclear medicine technologists, medical assistants, diagnostic medical sonographers, physical therapist assistants, polysomnographic technologists, paramedics and leaders in health care administration.
Mercy College of Health Sciences is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa and is the largest of the undergraduate health science colleges in the state.
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Drake University’s commitment to pharmacy and health sciences began when it affiliated with the first college of pharmacy in Iowa, the Iowa College of Pharmacy, in 1887.
Over the years, the college has continually emphasized excellence and leadership in professional education, service, and scholarship while expanding its commitment to training health care professionals.
Graduates from the Doctor of Pharmacy program continue into community-based retail practice, clinic and specialty practices, hospitals and long-term care practices. A significant portion of Pharm.D graduates continue to post-graduate education and training opportunities such as law school, medical school, graduate school and residency and fellowship training.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program focuses on developing the knowledge base, skill sets and professional experiences necessary for success in health-science related fields. Graduates from the program have earned placement in prestigious programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmaceutics and pharmacology.
The College’s commitment to excellence and leadership in professional education, service, and biomedical research ensures that all graduates are prepared to enter the global workforce to lead and expand their role in health care and the health sciences.