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April 2014

Friday Research Seminar Series

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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  This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the biochemistry and nutrition department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Disclosure Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend…

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Discover DMU

April 4 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Des Moines University, Olsen Center,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Discover DMU during this campus-wide open house! Details: www.dmu.edu/admission/discover-dmu

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February 2014
Free

Friday Research Seminar Series

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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  This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the microbiology and immunology department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Bacterial Poison Tipped Daggers: The Acinetobacter Type VI Secretion System Objectives Summarize the nosocomial risk factors, treatment and pathogenesis of Acinetobacter spp. infection. Describe the structure and function of bacterial type VI secretion systems. Describe the role that the type VI secretion plays in Acinetobacter spp. biology. Speaker Michael Carruthers, Ph.D. Assistant Professor - Microbiology and Immunology, Des Moines University…

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Friday Research Seminar Series

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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  This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. “Exploring The Mechanism of Combination Therapy on Aggressive Natural Killer Cell Leukemia” General knowledge of natural killer cells and the malignancies they can develop. Potential effects of Statins and Verapamil in combination with chemotherapeutic agents on proliferation, the cell cycle, and cytoxicity of Natural Killer Cells. Understanding the role that P-glycoprotein plays in multi-drug resistance and…

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Friday Research Seminar Series

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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  This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Investigation of Statin Actions on Signal Transduction Pathways in an Aggressive Natural Killer Cell Leukemia Cell Lines Differentiate between cases of natural killer cell leukemia, their symptoms, and prognosis when compared to other lymphomas. Describe previous research involving statins as a tool in cancer treatment. Analyze and question the mechanisms by which statins act on signal…

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December 20132013
Free

Friday Research Seminar Series

December 6, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50322 United States
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This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Public Health program. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Assessing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Iowa Speakers Clinton Gudmunson, Ph.D. Assistant professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University  Becoming an adult almost inevitably comes with growing pains, often including economic pressure. Understanding people’s beliefs, attitudes, and capabilities regarding money – the evidences of socialization – informs the illusive quest to predict financial behavior,…

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November 2013
Free

Friday Research Seminar Series

November 22, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50322 United States
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This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Health Care Administration program. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Lean In / Lean Out: The Evidence and Myths of Gender and Leadership Speakers Fritz Nordengren, MPH Assistant professor - Master of Health Care Administration My research is in learning preferences and the needs and differences of solitary learners and social learners. It begins with Myers Briggs Type Indicator® preferences and expands to explore how to best assist health care…

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Friday Research Seminar Series

November 8, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50322 United States
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  This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Sympathetic Mechanisms of Thermoregulatory Reflex Cutaneous Vasoconstriction Objectives Describe how skin blood flow is controlled and how this can serve as a model for microvascular function. Explain how the cutaneous vasoconstriction response is altered with primary aging. Identify future experimental directions designed to further elucidate how the cutaneous microvasculature respond to thermal stress.    Speaker James Lang, Ph.D.…

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October 2013
Free

Friday Research Seminar Series

October 25, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50322 United States
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This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Biochemistry and Nutrition department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. “Does how you eat Influence Appetite and Body Weight Regulation” Objectives Describe the physiological basis of body weight regulation. Describe the role of ingestive behavior in the role of ingestive behavior on body weight regulation. Describe how variation in mastication may contribute to body weight regulation through an effect on appetite. Speaker James Hollis, Ph.D.Assistant professor, Sustainable Food Processing Alliance, Iowa…

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Friday Research Seminar Series

October 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50322 United States
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  “Ankles and Adaptation: From Gorillas to Gazelles” This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Anatomy department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Speaker Rachel Dunn, Ph.D. Dr. Dunn is a new faculty member and researcher here at Des Moines University. She is a paleontologist, and her research focuses on trying to understand the diversity of past life. She got her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at Washington University it 2009. Her dissertation focused on the skeletal remains…

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September 2013
Free

Friday Research Seminar Series

September 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Ryan Hall 281,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50322 United States
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This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Microbiology and Immunology department. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. Characterization of a Novel Molecular Pathway in Autoimmunity Speaker Manuel Galvan, Ph.D.Researcher, Des Moines University Dr. Galvan recently started at Des Moines University working with Dr. Suzanne Bohlson. Their laboratory focuses on phagocyte recognition and clearance events with the goal of developing therapies that strengthen the body’s ability to ingest and kill infectious particles or dead/dying cells. Specific cells in…

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May 2013
Free

Complex Carbohydrate Degradation by the trichomonads Trichomonas vaginalis and Trichomonas tenax

May 3, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115,
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Biomedical Sciences students. All faculty members and students are invited to attend. The novel G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor 1 modulates calcium efflux in the endothelium via direct interaction with Plasma Membrane Calcium ATPase. Objectives Recognize some important factors controlling vascular integrity Identify the existence and importance of the various estrogen receptors Identify the main components of calcium signaling in the endothelium Degradation and Utilization of Complex Carbohydrates…

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