HIV/AIDS Forum to be held at Des Moines University

September 11, 2005 —

Des Moines, Iowa – Nelson Musoba, M.D., public health doctor from Nigeria, will present “A Physician’s Perspective of HIV/AIDS in Uganda” on Monday, September 19 from noon – 1 p.m. Immediately following, Carolyn Beverly, M.D., M.P.H., will address AIDS rates in Polk County followed by a question and answer session.

The forum will be held on the Des Moines University campus in the Student Education Center (SEC) auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Nelson Musoba, M.D., is a consultant at the Public Private Partnership in Health at Uganda’s Ministry of Health. In this capacity, Dr. Musoba coordinates and supervises groundbreaking health research and policy formulation across Uganda. In addition to this work, Dr. Musoba specializes in HIV/AIDS management and advocacy – he currently serves as executive director of the Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA) and as chair of AIDS Information Center (AIC) Advisory Committee, Western region, and has formerly served as Rakai district HIV/AIDS coordinator.

Carolyn Beverly, M.D., is both a faculty member in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the medical director for the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University. Previously, Dr. Beverly served as the director for the Polk County Health Department. She also worked three years at the city and state health departments in Richmond, Virginia and for six years at the Arkansas State Department of Health.

For more information, visit or call Nancy Thompson at 515.271.1374.

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.