Friday recipe: gazpacho

The tomatoes in my garden aren’t quite ripe yet, but when they are I’m going to be making lots of this gazpacho and every other tomato recipe I can get my hands on. When it’s cold out, I love a big bowl of tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, but when it’s hot out, […]

— Andrea Cooley

Up, up & away!

Friday kicks off the national Hot Air Balloon Classic in Indianola, (a short hop south of Des Moines). This is such a fun, unique event. And if the weather is right, a great thing to do in the evening! It’s only $3 per adult and free for kids 12 or younger. OR bring a whole […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Summer bucket list

Summer is FLYING by way too fast, as it always does. At the start of the season, the best co-workers ever (my buddies here in the marketing department) & I started a “summer bucket list” on our office whiteboard so we would get outdoors a bit, try new places and spend more time together. It’s […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Welcome to Des Moines!

Orientation for osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, anatomy and biomedical science students starts August 3, and the physician assistant students have been in class since the beginning of June, so campus is starting to get busy! If you are just moving to Des Moines and getting settled into a new city, here are some […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: zucchini cakes

I have a vegetable garden for the first time this year and so far the main thing I’ve harvested is zucchini. I eat it raw on salads, roasted or sauteed, in muffins or cake and now even in pancake form! My only disclaimer on this recipe, is that depending on how much oil you use […]

— Andrea Cooley

Like to shop on Amazon.com?

What a deal! Free PRIME membership if you have a .edu email address. This includes unlimited free 2-day shipping on books! Plus, what can’t you buy at Amazon? Thanks for the alert, Melissa Odermann, D.O.’11.

— Tea Nguyen

Stats to brag about!

DMU’s podiatric college had some great numbers recently related to the national board & surgical board qualification exams & I wanted to brag a bit about them… •    The first-time pass rate on Part I of the National Board Exam for the CPMS class of 2011 was 98%. The national pass rate was85%. •    The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Hassle-free moving? There’s a catch.

I just saw this clip on Yahoo and I am amazed! Imagine being a medical student on rotations and not having to worry about where to live – a portable house! Yes, it is less than 100 sq feet (yep, one hundred) but imagine the possibilities. You don’t have to worry about mortgage, utility bills, […]

— Tea Nguyen

Friday recipe: pesto

It’s way too hot to think about cooking anything, so this week’s recipe doesn’t involve the oven. I love pesto on just about anything: sandwiches, pasta, bread, even pizza. I especially love making it with fresh basil from my herb garden. I’ve heard that you can leave out the cheese and freeze prepared pesto in […]

— Andrea Cooley

Stretching meals

I’ve spent so much money on spices without finding a go-to combination of spice so I’ve resulted to another ultimate lazy meal. You think you get a good meal out of ramen noodles? Try making it into TWO meals. What I’ve done is saving the broth and cooking up another batch of noodles (try egg […]

— Tea Nguyen

CPMS board stats

DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery had some great numbers recently related to the national board & surgical board qualification exams. As usual, our students and graduates are making us proud. •    The first-time pass rate on Part I of the National Board Exam for the CPMS class of 2011 was 98%. The national […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Med school sneak peak

The DMU Health Professions Advanced Summer Scholars Program welcomes 10 undergrad students to campus for the next 3 weeks. They will be learning what it’s like to be a student of osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy or physician assistant studies at Des Moines University. During their time at DMU, students will hear lectures, tour […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: Mediterranean tuna salad

If you’ve read many of my recipe posts, you know I’m a big fan of tuna. Tuna salad sandwiches and tuna casserole are two of my favorites. This tuna recipe is perfect for a hot day. It’s cold, light and refreshing. I’m having leftovers for lunch today! This is another recipe from EatingWell, part of […]

— Andrea Cooley

Our mobile clinic

Have you seen the big green machine? It’s our new mobile clinic! It’s yet another way we’re providing health outreach to our community. Our Homeless Camp Outreach group uses it and our friends at Free Clinics of Iowa use it as well. Read more in today’s Register! You will see it on Saturday at the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU helping with physicals for kids

Every year DMU students and staff provide hours upon hours of community service, including many free physicals for school children. DMU hosted a free physical fair earlier this spring and will host another in August of 2011. If you missed the one on campus, check out the Shalom Zone Health Fair on August 10, 2010, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

A history of African American surgeons & global health success

What do those 2 have in common? They’re both topics of displays currently in the DMU Library! The early contributions of African American surgeons is called “Opening Doors” and the exhibit about global health is “Against the Odds.” Both displays come from the National Library of Medicine and can be seen Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Long weekend continues

If you drive by & notice our campus looks quiet today, that’s because we’re closed for an extended holiday weekend. WOOHOO!!! Offices are closed. The Clinic is closed. (If you have an emergency, visit your local ER) Even the Wellness Center is closed. Cya tomorrow! Enjoy this glorious summer day.

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: sweet potato fries

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this recipe yet. It’s super simple and one of my favorites. I love sweet potatoes, especially since they are high in vitamins A and B6. And who doesn’t love a “healthy” French fry? Sweet potato fries 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into wedges 2 teaspoons canola oil […]

— Andrea Cooley

Anatomy word of the month: acromion

Feel that bump on the top of your shoulder? This is the highest point of your shoulder and is the exact meaning of the term combining two Greek words meaning “tip, summit or extreme” and “shoulder”. In some individuals their growth hormone continues to overproduce after they have become mature but their long bones have […]

— Bill Dyche