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Friday Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash

Squash makes me think of fall. It’s so rustic and satisfying. Yum! What’s your favorite fall food? Roasted Butternut Squash 2 medium butternut squash  (4-5 pounds total) 6 T. unsalted butter, melted ¼ light brown sugar, packed 1 ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper Directions:

— Andrea Cooley

Public health appointment

Mary Mincer Hansen, Ph.D., has been named to the state of Iowa’s Public Health Advisory Council, part of the Modernizing Public Health in Iowa initiative. She was selected as the expert in emergency preparedness. The council will play a key role in assuring the vision of public health modernization; that every Iowan has access to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

H1N1 update from Polk County Health Dept.

Terri Henkels, director of the Polk County Health Department, released this information Sept. 8: Everyone is hungry for concrete answers regarding the H1N1 influenza A pandemic and what the Polk County response will be. H1N1 has been and continues to be in our community. Few people appear to be getting sick. We anticipate the spread […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Annual DMU dinner to raise money for endowed scholarship for minorities

The 2009 Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Dinner October 14 at the Meadows at Prairie Meadows will honor Iowa’s Simon Estes. You are invited to attend. Money raised from ticket sales and donations increases the endowment for the Glanton Scholarship Fund which enables minority Des Moines University (DMU) students to achieve an education in medicine […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New way to apply for podiatric program!

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AACPMAS) updated their application process this year and we’re excited about the changes. If you want to get into podiatric medicine, fill out the application, have your transcripts sent to the AACPMAS, and choose the podiatry schools where you’d like your app to be sent.  […]

— Gina Smith

APMA scholarships

Each year, the APMA Educational Foundation provides several D.P.M. students with a $1,000 scholarship based on their academic achievements, service to their college and community, and financial need, made possible by the generosity and donations of the listed corporations and individuals. CPMS congratulates the following students on the awards: Kyle Abben                        Podiatry Insurance Company of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday Recipe: Ginger Bran Muffins

I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but honestly, most mornings I’m doing good to get out the door on time, let alone sit down and eat a balanced breakfast. That’s why I love grab-and-go recipes. Make something ahead of time and enjoy it the rest of the week. These bran […]

— Andrea Cooley

CPMS again get great pass rate!

The first-time pass rate for the CPMS class of 2011 on part I of the National Board Exam was 98.3 percent. The national first-time pass rate, including CPMS was 85 percent. CPMS students exceeded the national first-time pass rate for all six sections of the exam (biochemistry, anatomy, lower extremity anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and microbiology) […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Labor Day weekend plans?

Just a reminder: this weekend is Labor Day. DMU will be closed on Monday. I apologize if you go through withdrawals. I understand your pain. Ha ha. Not to worry though, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, regardless of your interests! There’s a blues fest at Living History Farms Saturday & Sunday. This weekend kicks […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A rockin’ endorsement of DSM

OMG, I’m so excited!!  Des Moines made design*sponge! Check out this brand new city guide with a great listing of hip DSM places to visit! Plus, bonus, they even mention that Iowa is home to MMA legend Pat Miletich (I’m a fan!). We are nothing if not diverse here in the Hawkeye state!

— Courtney Tompkins

Anatomy word of the month: hippocampus

The “sea horse” is a structure buried deep within each hemisphere of the brain. This term is more descriptive of the imagination of anatomists rather than its function. In a cross section of the cerebral hemisphere the hippocampus looks something like its namesake. The hippocampus is important in short-term memory formation. Patients who have damage […]

— Bill Dyche

Student research spotlight: Ryan Laughlin

Ryan first became interested in research during his undergraduate education at Simpson College. At Simpson he was involved in a study that followed the morphologic changes in artificially twinned sea urchin embryos. Following his undergraduate education, Ryan entered the then newly formed Masters Biomedical Sciences program at Des Moines University. While at DMU, he joined […]

— Seth Stevenson

Student research spotlight: Shannon Egli

Prior to attending Des Moines University, Shannon studied Psychology at Iowa State University where he was first introduced to research. Shannon’s interest in research began his junior year at ISU when he took a required neurobiology course for his major. “Most of my psychology courses at ISU focused on the psychosocial aspects of human behavior, […]

— Seth Stevenson

Stretching the dollar… with water

Did you know you can double the value of your fruit juice drinks simply by adding water? I found there is way too much sugar in a standard serving for fruit drinks like V8 Fusion or even Tropicana’s OJ. So if you want the juice to last a little longer or you want to drink […]

— Tea Nguyen