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Week one…

This week marks the start of a journey for 50 new DMU students in the Physician Assistant program. After three days of orientation, the PA class of 2011 will begin their coursework today. For many it has been a long road getting to graduate school, and for those 50 students who begin this week, it […]

— Joshua Kvinlaug

Governor Branstad to visit Cedar Rapids June 24

(Des Moines, Iowa) – He served the state for 16 years as governor, is now president of Iowa’s only osteopathic medical school and will soon be in town to speak to you. Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Cedar Rapids on June 24, to speak to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Pet-friendly apartments

I’ve been getting lots of questions about housing from students bringing dogs with them. I did a quick Google search awhile back for “pet friendly apts Des Moines” and came up with a short list: Westpointe Apts, 2510 Canterbury Rd, Urbandale Signature Place Apts, 210 S. Prairie View Dr, West Des Moines Ashley Square Apts, […]

— Gina Smith

Research spotlight: Stacey Meardon

Originally from Janesville, Iowa, Stacey Meardon received her bachelor of arts degree from Wartburg College and master of science degree in physical therapy from Washington University of St. Louis. Stacey is completing her doctor of philosophy from the department of kinesiology, with emphases in biomechanics and motor control from Iowa State University. A licensed physical […]

— Seth Stevenson

Anatomy word of the month: fornix

Deep within each cerebral hemisphere is an arch of nerve fibers that is aptly named the fornix which means an arch, a vaulted ceiling, a brothel. A brothel? Although the fornix is a part of the brain, the limbic system, dealing with strong emotions such as rage, fear and sexual arousal, the anatomical term is […]

— Bill Dyche

Moving to Des Moines – questions?

The ‘for rent’ signs are popping up all over Grand as our grads head out for residencies and jobs. For those of you preparing to move here or recently moved here, what questions can we answer? Wonder where to live? Check out desmoines.craigslist.org or www.apartments.com or www.realtor.com. Wonder what you’ll have to do here? Visit […]

— Courtney Tompkins