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Be a health care professional

Health care is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States and you don’t have to be a doctor to be part of it. Business professionals are needed to work in health services administration. Their role is to increase efficiencies in health service delivery. A master in health care administration will prepare you […]

— Andrea Cooley

Important guest

On Wednesday, Sept. 29 (which is probably today for most readers), DMU has a special guest presenting at noon in the Student Education Center auditorium. Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr., M.D., will be speaking about the Navy’s humanitarian aid ships, U.S. Comfort & U.S. Mercy. I’m not in the military and don’t know that […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Like a great monster panting for breath…

Dr. William Child, a surgeon in the civil war, once wrote that “After a great battle, the whole Army is like a great monster panting for breath.” The same could be said for a class of medical students after a difficult exam. Indeed, I like to think that Dr. Child drew from his own experience […]

— Nathan McConkey

Serve the public good

Do you want to help identify and prevent health problems that affect communities and populations? With a master in public health you can be a health care leader in programs and policy-making in environmental health, air and water quality, disease control, education, disaster relief, research and more. The M.P.H. program at DMU is geared toward […]

— Andrea Cooley

Friday recipe: black bean brownies

You can’t go wrong with fudge brownies, but I’m intrigued by the secret ingredient in this recipe: black beans. I love hiding healthy ingredients in recipes (like spinach in the green monster smoothie) and more importantly, they keep the brownies low-fat. I’m sure you can’t even taste them. What’s your favorite recipe substitute? Black bean […]

— Andrea Cooley

Navy’s Vice Admiral Robinson to speak at DMU

Come hear the Navy’s surgeon general speak at Des Moines University (DMU) on September 29 at noon about the Navy’s hospital ships used for humanitarian aid. Vice Admiral Adam Robinson, M.D., will present “The U.S. Navy’s role in global humanitarianism and disaster relief” in the DMU Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Ave. The event was […]

— Courtney Tompkins

On the road with DMU

At DMU, fall means cooler temperatures, football games and travel! Our enrollment staff is hitting the road over the next couple months visiting graduate and professional school fairs and college campuses across the country. If you think a career in health sciences might by in your future, we hope you come see us! Stop by, […]

— Andrea Cooley

Rain, rain, go away!

Come again some other day, preferably not anytime soon!  This week has been a sloppy wet mess! I’ve heard people with kids lamenting that they can’t play outside. So what do you do when it’s rainy or (I know it’s not fun to think about yet) snowy and you can NOT play one more board […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Get a job!

Today is the annual PT & other health profession job fair at DMU. It’s 1-4 p.m. in the Olsen Medical Education Center. Free & open to all! Come meet health-related employers who NEED YOU!

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: baked mac & cheese

Who doesn’t love a big bowl of macaroni and cheese? Unfortunately Kraft’s blue-box special is less-than healthy. I have no idea how they can make powdered cheese taste so good, but don’t you wonder why it’s such a fluorescent orange color? That can’t be natural. This recipe from Weight Watchers includes a little butter, reduced-fat […]

— Andrea Cooley

Lunch event TODAY, Thursday!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a HUGE fan of Summerfield’s cafeteria, especially with all their fancy new updates & entree options. BUT sometimes it’s nice to get away over lunch & today is such a day…. Luckily for you there is a cool event downtown you should go to TODAY (Thursday, 9/16). It’s called “Destination […]

— Courtney Tompkins


Thank you, Mrs. Lundstrom (or Lunchroom, if you’re a kindergartner) I am sure everyone can think back over their educational career and know there were a few significant people that stand out who helped us along the way in one way or another. There are also people in your everyday life at work or in […]

— CHS Alumni Association

Behavioral med in video games

So med school has definitely started picking up at this point – we’ve already had several exams, with three more to come in the next two weeks (including our first anatomy exam, which consists of two parts totaling four hours combined). I must say, they’ve certainly begun to lose their novelty. In undergrad, tests are […]

— Nathan McConkey

Bucket list?

I know, I know, the movie is now old news but the term has stuck! Des Moines’ Juice Magazine recently did a feature called “I never…” in which staffers tried new things & reflected on some cool things they had done in the past. Which lead me to wonder what all of you had on […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Friday recipe: ginger carrot soup

It’s officially soup season! I have been eating soup for lunch all week (wishing I had a gooey grilled cheese sandwich to dip in my bowl). I found an organic ginger carrot soup in the health market section of Hy-Vee, but I want to try this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens. I think I […]

— Andrea Cooley

It’s September already?

You haven’t heard from me for a little while because I haven’t done anything new (still on rotations in Michigan) I haven’t cooked anything new (still eating frozen food) The dog has consumed my free time But I have started a new audible book with the cheesy title, “How to Win Friends & Influence People” […]

— Tea Nguyen

Job fair at DMU welcomes health professionals, students

Health care workers and students are invited to attend a job fair on September 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Des Moines University Medical Education Center at 3200 Grand Ave. The entire event was coordinated by students in the Des Moines University (DMU) physical therapy class of 2012. Thirty to forty exhibitors […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Know a physical therapist?

In honor of World Physical Therapy Day, we want to recognize the P.T.s in our Physical Therapy Clinic and all the students, faculty and staff in our doctor of physical therapy program for helping patients live and move without pain. Think you might want to be a physical therapist? Learn more about our 34-month program […]

— Andrea Cooley

Healthy snack food drive

We’re partnering with DMARC’s food pantry to collect healthy snack food for kids to have healthy after-school snacks. The food drive starts today and runs through Sept 24. Ask friends and family to pitch in a few dollars and head to the store with the list below. Here’s a list of suggested items: fruit (canned […]

— Andrea Cooley