The Isiserettes @ Ingersoll Live

If you were within a 5 block radius of Ingersoll Ave on Saturday afternoon you couldn’t miss the beat of the Isiserettes as they made their way down the street to kick off Ingersoll Live. Here’s a clip to start your week off on the right foot. Just hearing the drums makes me do a […]

— Andrea Cooley

Exciting alumni news

I recently ran across this announcement of a five-year $2.8 million grant to a 1991 alum, Dr. Vincent Grasso. He is working on improving care for women with HIV/AIDS. Way to go, Dr. Grasso. Keep up the great work – we are proud of you! And to read about the 3 alumni of the year, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Scheels 10k (& 1k youth run) is TOMORROW!

If you enjoyed the DMU 5k and are looking for another fun run and a way to contribute to the community, try the Scheels 10k & 1k youth run tomorrow at Jordan Creek Town Center in West Des Moines. Part of the donations from the run will be given to Shoes That Fit, a non-profit […]

— David Guajardo

Friday Recipe: Mexican Minestrone

Fall is just around the corner and that means it’s time for soups and slowcooker recipes like this tasty Mexican Minestrone from Weight Watchers (3 points per cup). Mexican Minestrone Prep: 15 minutes Cook 7 to 9 hours (on High) Makes eight 1 cup servings 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 […]

— Andrea Cooley

Physical therapy in St. Lucia

St Lucia has been quite the eye-opening experience on many levels. The health system here, as far as physical therapy is concerned, is very good but needs further development. The people do very well with the resources available to them but they need so much more. We had the opportunity to do some community outreach […]

— Katie Schultz

COM alum of the year: Niru Pandeya, D.O.

A 1969 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Alum of the Year. Nirmalendu (Niru) K. Pandeya, D.O., M.S., of West Des Moines, IA, was chosen for his years of support and volunteer work. In addition to interviewing prospective students and spreading the good word about Des […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CHS alum of the year: Kari Smith, D.P.T.

A 1998 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Health Science (CHS) Alum of the Year. Kari Nies Smith, D.P.T., of Ankeny, IA, was chosen for her multi-faceted support of the College. “In her work with students, patients, colleagues and our academic programs, Kari demonstrates why DMU is an extraordinary […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS alum of the year: Nicki Nigro, D.P.M.

A 1989 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) Alum of the Year. In addition to being a professional mentor and giving alumna, Nicki Nigro, D.P.M., of Allison Park, PA, is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and fellow of the American […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Street Party!

Take a break from studying this weekend and head to the best block party in town. Ingersoll Live is this Saturday from 4p.m. to 11p.m. Ingersoll Ave will be closed between 28th and 29th Streets. The event is free and great for the whole family. Enjoy live music, food (from Jesse’s Embers, Star Bar, Gateway […]

— Andrea Cooley

Did someone say FREE?

Anyone else out there that loves free educational materials? Well do I have the website for you! This website has bunches and bunches of free medical books available to the public and even some anatomy dissecting guides to help compliment your learning experiences as a medical student. Take a whirl and let me know what […]

— Tea Nguyen

Checking in from our St. Lucia rotation

We have completed one week of work here at St. Jude Hospital in St. Lucia and things are going well. Throughout the week we evaluated and treated inpatients and outpatients. We have seen a variety of diagnoses including orthopedic, neurological and wound care. We have also been giving in-services on various topics in the afternoons […]

— Lindsay Dean

Explore at Discover DMU Sept. 16

If you’ve wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students’ skills before picking your graduate school, you can’t miss Discover DMU Day. On September 16, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening […]

— Courtney Tompkins

I made a sale! (And a few $$ tips from Tea)

I have so many things that are just collecting dust like my old cell phone. I didn’t really want to let it go but before I dumped it, so I hesitantly made a listing on I was able to get rid of it for $20 within two days. I also sold my iPod mini […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday Recipe: Peach Crumble

I’m always looking for quick and easy healthy recipes and recently discovered Mayo Clinic as a great resource. I love how they organize the recipes by ingredients, servings, and meal. I couldn’t resist this yummy peach dessert. Whole wheat flour and oatmeal in this recipe help keep the calories down and focus the flavor on […]

— Andrea Cooley

Take a Health Quiz

Take a break from studying and check out the DMU Health Quiz on Facebook. If you didn’t pass, or want to learn more about the top five causes of death in the U.S., register for Mini Medical School 2010. The program is offered annually and is open to the public. Students, we want to hear […]

— Andrea Cooley

Restaurant Week!

Whether you’re a food snob or you haven’t been out for dinner in months, you won’t want to miss Des Moines’ second annual restaurant week! 42 local restaurants are offering a 3-course prix fixe dinner (some include a glass of wine) or lunch for two for $25. It’s a great chance to try a restaurant […]

— Andrea Cooley

5k in review

Saturday was the Des Moines University Run-Day-Voo, a 5k run/walk for students, alumni, staff and friends. Lisa Vroegh and I, from the Enrollment office, decided to participate in the event this year. As walkers. We don’t run. Despite being toward the end of the pack, we had a great time.  It was wonderful to see […]

— Katie Pearce

Winners of ‘Get connected to DMU’!

Today at 4 p.m. we closed the ‘Get Connected to DMU’ contest. TWELVE winners get a pair of tickets to the awesome Iowa State Fair PLUS a free parking pass! Contestants were entered by leaving a comment on the DMU Facebook page, following us on Twitter or commenting on the blog. We drew names and […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Update from St. Lucia

8/15 Well, we made it to St. Lucia! We are staying in a dorm on the hospital grounds. The people here seem very nice and I am looking forward to working in the P.T. department. I went to a Catholic Church service tonight at the hospital chapel. It was nice. Tomorrow we are going to […]

— Lindsay Dean

Mooooovin’ day!

Ok, so I realized that I should have planned to move much sooner than during my third-year rotation but I haven’t had much time to even stop and think this whole summer. Even though I didn’t have classes this summer (well I only had one) I was busy traveling and planning wedding stuff so when […]

— Tea Nguyen