The University of Iowa

Eckstein Medical Research Building

John W. Eckstein

Honoree: John W. Eckstein 
(University of Iowa College of Medicine Historical Photographs, University of Iowa digital libraries) 


  • John W. Eckstein was dean of the University of Iowa medical college from 1970 until 1990
  • Joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1953 becoming Professor of Internal Medicine in 1969
  • Alumnus of the University’s medical school and residency program
  • In 1993 he became Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and Dean Emeritus of the College of Medicine
  • During Eckstein's 20-year tenure as dean, the UI College of Medicine gained recognition as one of the top-ranked educational and research entities in the nation
  • Recruited and organized the clinicians and professionals who formed the UI's Cardiovascular Research Center, dedicated in 1982.
  • Led the effort to construct facilities for biomedical researchers, including the five-story, 125,000 square-foot research building named in his honor
  • Served on the Advisory Committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health and other national scientific and professional societies
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Eckstein Medical Research Building


Description of facility:

The five-story, 125,000 square-foot John W. Eckstein Medical Research Building plays an important role in scientific and educational missions of the University of Iowa and houses research laboratories associated with the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine,. The building contains research laboratories for molecular biology, immunology, and genetic engineering.

Address: 431 Newton Road
Year built: 1988
Additional building information: Eckstein Medical Research Building

Aerial View of Building