April 19, 20104/19/10 0 comments
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 in the ‘best logo’ category for the Health P.A.S.S. program logo, second-place in the ‘best magazine’ category for the spring 2009 issue of “DMU Magazine” and second-place ‘best feature story’ for the “I am a simple soldier” magazine story. DMU also earned third-place for the ‘best development or recruitment piece’ for the 2009 annual report and third-place for ‘best specialty item’ for the first aid kit.
The DMU Marketing department includes Kendall Dillon and Andrea Cooley of Des Moines, Julie Probst and Seth Stevenson, both of West Des Moines, Courtney Tompkins and Barb Boose, both of Urbandale.
AACOM includes all the colleges of osteopathic medicine from around the country. DMU is the second oldest osteopathic school in the United States. The communication awards were presented at the annual meeting in Maryland, April 10. Last year the team earned five awards at AACOM; the year before six.
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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.