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Friday recipe: Salsa!

In honor of Cinco de Mayo next week I thought I’d post a quick and easy salsa recipe. Enjoy! Black Bean-Corn Salsa 2 15 ½-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 15 ½-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1 pint of fresh grape tomatoes, cut up 1 15 ½-ounce can corn, drained ½ […]

— Andrea Cooley

Daley has been MIA!

Is anyone even checking my blog anymore? Probably not. Sorry I have not been writing lately… life has kind of been consuming. Believe it or not school actually hasn’t been the consuming part but just life. It’s nearing the end of things here at DMU and my inability to comprehend leaving my friends has made […]

— Daley Dodd

Annual DMU memorial service May 21 for body donors free, open to public

(Des Moines, IA) – On Friday, May 21, Des Moines University (DMU) will honor 65 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

Crockpot resurrected!

Here’s a super easy recipe for a melt-in-your-mouth pulled pork sandwich. Ingredients: 1.   One can of beef broth 2.   1-2 pounds of pork ribs 3.   A bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce 4.   Your favorite bread to eat it with Directions: Place beef broth and pork ribs in crockpot and cook on high for 4 […]

— Tea Nguyen

Nitefall on the river lineup!

What’s better than live tunes outdoors in a beautiful spot? Not much! That’s why I think Nitefall On The River is so cool! The schedule for this year was just announced. The fun begins May 27 (my birthday) with the Bodeans, then continues each Thursday through July 29. After the first show it’s Tonic, Ryan […]

— Courtney Tompkins

I scream for ice cream!

I love ice cream, I love getting a deal and I love helping others. Put all three together and I’m a BIG FAN. If you are too, check out Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday, April 28! Between 5 & 10 p.m., you can get a scoop of ANY flavor for 31 CENTS! Yep, for real!! Get 3 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

M.B.S. students win research awards

Two students in DMU’s master of biomedical sciences (M.B.S.) degree program won research awards within two weeks of each other in January. Read this article from the Spring 2010 DMU Magazine  

— Seth Stevenson

Friday recipe: hummus

Hummus is my favorite dip to go with fresh veggies or to spread on sandwiches in place of mayo. There are lots of flavors (roasted-red pepper, garlic, cracked pepper) at the grocery store, but it’s actually really easy to make! All you need is a food processor or blender to mix the ingredients. Check out […]

— Andrea Cooley

What is a D.O.?

Happy Osteopathic Medicine Week! Did you know there are two types of doctors in the United States? A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) and a medical doctor (M.D.). Most people don’t know if their primary care physician is a D.O. or an M.D. Both doctors can prescribe medicine, perform surgery and treat patients, but there […]

— Andrea Cooley

DO something!!

I know our students & staff already work hard and give back to the community all the time. BUT I found this cool website called that can connect you to projects in your local area. It might come in handy when you’re in a new town for rotation or residency and want to volunteer.

— Courtney Tompkins

A spot of cuteness for your day!

As you might know, DMU is not far away from Drake University (& even have a joint dual degree program!) and Drake hosts the relays every year. To kick off relays & celebrate their bulldog mascot, they hold an annual “Beautiful bulldog contest” and we enjoyed it Monday. Here’s a few cute photos I shot […]

— Courtney Tompkins

The Bodies exhibit!

The human body is a beautiful, amazing thing! I’m always interested to learn more about how it works and what it really all  looks like under the skin. For that reason I’m excited to hear the “BODIES” exhibition is coming to Omaha, which isn’t that far away. It’s an exhibit of real human bodies preserved […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU honored by Iowa Psychological Association

Des Moines University (DMU) was recently chosen as the 2010 Iowa Psychologically Healthy Workplace by the Iowa Psychological Association (IPA). The IPA will present the award in October at their annual fall conference. Their criteria includes workplace practices that involve employee involvement, health, safety, growth, recognition and a healthy work-life balance. They highlighted DMU’s “longstanding […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Today’s podiatrist

A podiatrist is much more than a foot doctor. They perform surgery, treat complications resulting from diabetes and work with sports injuries. The American Podiatric Medical Association has some good information about what a podiatrist does and how to know when you should see a podiatrist. Here’s a great video showing what podiatrists do: Learn […]

— Andrea Cooley

Help our local shelters!

Saturday has been designated “Shelter Awareness Day” by Iowa’s first lady. This day is designed to remind us all of the constant help needed by our shelters that do so much good. You can sign up to volunteer to help in various ways at

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU marketing team earns six national AACOM awards

DES MOINES– The Des Moines University (DMU) Marketing & Communications department was recently honored with six national awards from the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The DMU literary magazine, Abaton, was given first-place in the ‘special publication’ category for the third straight year. The department was also recognized with a first-place honor […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU at the Iowa Academy of Science (IAS)

Des Moines University was well represented at the recent Iowa Academy of Science (IAS) meeting April 16-17 at Graceland University in Lamoni, by a variety of faculty and students. The following presentations were made: INTEGRONS: ANOTHER MECHANISM BY WHICH SALMONELLA ACQUIRE MULTIPLE DRUG RESISTANCE by Daphne M. Fernandez, a student of Drs. Jeffery T. Gray […]

— Seth Stevenson

Best place for business & careers!

Moving up six places to #1, Des Moines is Forbes’ top pick for business & careers! We were chosen for our strong economic outlook, quality of life, commute time, cost of living, education levels, parks and trails, job and income growth and business costs. No surprise to those of us that live here but it’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins