Laura Delaney
Position Assistant Professor - Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
EducationMaster of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant Certificate of Completion, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa
Nursing, Iowa Methodist School of Nursing, Des Moines, IA
CertificationsNational Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Area of Expertise

Clinical Practice:

  • Pediatrics


  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Exam and Diagnosis
  • Clinical Prevention Laboratory Medicine
  • Clinical Patient Assessment
  • Clinical Skills
  • Global Health
  • Clinical Coordinator for 2nd year PA students
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Lung Association of Iowa Leadership Board of directors
  • Iowa Physician Assistant Society—Member and multiple terms as president
    •  Chair, IPAS Spring Continuing Education Program Committee
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Student Association of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA)—Faculty Advisor




  • Global Health Provider and Preceptor
  • Assist with the church youth group, meeting weekly


  • PAEA test writing sub-committee for end of rotation exams


  • Annually supervise students in community health events:
    • school sports physicals (Stewart, Greenfield, St. Anthony’s Catholic School and Jumpstart physicals),
    • bone density/COPD screening at different health fair events (Iowa State Fair, Polk City, Iowa CareGiver’s Conference, DMU Senior Health Fair, National Pork Producers)
    • flu shot clinics at Bilgi’s Children’s Clinic,
    • Iowa Lung Association- walk and stair climb and Affinity Credit Union Health fair.
  • Assist in the DMU Wellness department with health screenings of students and faculty.

Awards and honors

2009 - Governor’s Volunteer Award. Recognized for outstanding service to the State of Iowa for volunteer work with the American Lung Association of Iowa.

2009 - Pi Alpha Honors Society inductee.

2011 - Des Moines University- Faculty Service Award