A Message from the Executive Vice President and Provost
As executive vice president and provost, I am honored to oversee the academic mission at the University of Iowa.
We are a leading, comprehensive research university with a central commitment to student success. We offer all the resources of a large public higher education institution while providing our students with a personalized experience through the highest quality instruction, state-of-the-art technology, and a myriad of experiential learning opportunities such as hands-on research, internships, and study abroad.
As a proud member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the UI is recognized as among the top 63 research institutions in the nation. We are a world-class academic community, where some of the world’s leading faculty in the arts, humanities, and sciences are making groundbreaking discoveries and creating world-changing art. We believe great teams, rather than individuals, will find the answers to the biggest challenges of our time, and our long tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship and culture of collaboration are among our greatest strengths.
Together, our faculty, staff, and students are helping to create a better future for the people of Iowa, our nation, and the world, not only through their cutting-edge research but also through world class health care, art and cultural opportunities, and continuing and distance education. Most important, we are preparing the next generation of scientists, scholars, artists, skilled professionals, leaders, and responsible global citizens who will carry on a proud legacy of engagement and excellence.
In everything we do, we are guided by a commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion, which are fundamental to our pursuit of excellence in every area of our academic mission. We also approach every aspect of our mission from a global perspective, because we recognize that as the world becomes smaller and more interconnected, appreciation and understanding of cultures other than our own are vital for the success of our students, faculty, and staff alike.
It is a privilege to be part of this extraordinary community, and to have the opportunity to support the success of faculty, staff, and students who are doing such remarkable work every day.
Kevin C. Kregel, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President and Provost
Allen named chair of UI Department of Radiation Oncology
Bryan Allen has been appointed chair and departmental executive officer of the Department of Radiation Oncology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.
Allen, a UI alumnus with expertise and accolades as a clinical and translational scientist, clinician, and educator and mentor, will begin his new role on July 1.Bryan Allen
He has been a faculty member in the Department of Radiation Oncology since 2013 and serves as an associate professor and associate chair of translational research. Allen also is a co-leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at UI Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
“We are pleased that Dr. Allen has agreed to take on this important departmental leadership role,” says Brooks Jackson, UI vice president for medical affairs and the Tyrone D. Artz Dean of the Carver College of Medicine. “He is an accomplished scientist, clinician, teacher, and collaborator, and he is highly regarded in the radiation oncology department and across our college. He will be a great addition to our executive leadership team.”
Allen’s research expertise is in the area of radiation and chemotherapy effectiveness. As a practicing radiation oncologist, he develops and leads clinical trials, including a clinical study demonstrating that pharmacological ascorbate (vitamin C) is safe, well-tolerated, and effective when combined with standard chemoradiation therapy in treating cancers.
Allen earned MD and PhD (biochemistry) degrees through the UI Carver College of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program in 2008. He completed residency training in radiation oncology at UI Hospitals & Clinics in 2013 before joining the medical school faculty. He earned an MBA from the UI Tippie College of Business in 2022.
Allen is board-certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiation. He has received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Young Investigator Award from the Radiological Society of North America (2014); Educator of the Year from the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (2014-15 and 2020-21); and the J.W. Osborne Lecture Award from the Radiation Research Society (2019). Allen has published more than 125 research manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts. He also is active in teaching and mentoring medical students, resident physicians, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.
John Buatti, who has led the Department of Radiation Oncology since it was established in 2001, will remain in the department as a faculty member and continue his research, education, and patient care activities. Radiation oncology was a division within the Department of Radiology before becoming its own department, and Jackson credits Buatti for his leadership over the past two decades.
“Dr. Buatti has been one of our longest-serving department chairs, and he’s been an outstanding leader and collaborator across our organization,” Jackson says. “It’s great to know that he will continue in the department as a faculty member.”
Jackson also credits the search committee—led by Christopher Cooper and Colin Derdeyn—for its work.
“Serving on a search committee takes time, effort, and thoughtful consideration,” Jackson says. “The search committee members and the college’s administrative staff deserve recognition for their work that ultimately led to Dr. Allen’s appointment. It’s a great development for the department and the college.”Contacts: Jennifer BrownCategory: AppointmentsSharing: News From: Carver College of MedicineUniversity of Iowa Hospitals & ClinicsNews For: FacultyStaffNews About: AdministrationHealth CareWorkflow: PublishedNews Broken Links Message: