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Student’s abstract takes him to ACP

DMU student Jason Sebesto turned a summer research project into a full-blown clinical research project that put him at the podium during the American College of Physicians annual internal medicine meeting in Philadelphia in April. A second-year D.O. student who’s also pursuing a M.S. in anatomy, Sebesto was among the 10 students who won ACP’s […]

— Barb Boose

DMU to give 450 degrees at 109th commencement

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) will award 450 degrees at its 2009 Commencement service May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges will present their classes and DMU President, former Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad, will confer […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Annual memorial service for body donors open to public

(Des Moines, IA) – On Friday, May 15, Des Moines University (DMU) will honor 58 Iowans who donated their bodies to further medical education. The family of each donor, the DMU community and the public is invited to remember and recognize each generous gift. The non-denominational service will begin at 1 p.m. in the Student […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Dollar days!!!

Is there anything better than catching a game on a warm night at the ballpark, drink and pretzel or hot dog in hand, friends at your side? Uhhh, yeah, doin it for $1!  The Iowa Cubs are doing Dollar Days this summer and I got to enjoy one this week. It’s $1 for admission, $1 for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

MOM: an everyday hero

Mother’s day is May 10. That gives you 6 days to figure out how to best honor & celebrate the woman who made you who you are.  Please take note: Being a grown up does NOT exempt you from celebrating mother’s day. In fact, you should celebrate even more than you did as a kid because […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Research spotlight: Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry, Ph.D., is an associate professor of physiology & pharmacology at Des Moines University specializing in cellular pharmacology. Henry first became involved with research as an undergraduate at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. At that time he worked on a project aimed at understanding the effects of microgravity conditions on blood vessel formation during […]

— Seth Stevenson

Anatomy word of the month: mastoid

Would you believe that the name for the little bony prominence behind your ear means “like a breast” referring to its shape? The name was more familiar to the public before the advent of antibiotics as mastoiditis. Inflammation in this area can erode through the bone into the cranium and become meningitis (inflammation of the […]

— Bill Dyche

Cinco de Mayo!

No reason to head to Mexico and risk H1N1 – celebrate Cinco de Mayo right here in Iowa! Get a list of Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Iowa or check out the list of 10 best Mexican restaurants in Des Moines. Also, one of my fave. places to grab a mojito & taco is Dos Rios […]

— Courtney Tompkins