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Friday recipe: curried quinoa and cabbage salad

I’m like food author Mark Scarbrough in that 1) I endeavor to eat “real” food (i.e., foods that are not processed or injected with fat, sugar and sodium, but yet that are highly flavorful and satisfying) and 2) I like to make dishes that will last me several meals. He and Bruce Weinstein published the […]

— Barb Boose

Iowa’s healthiest state initiative

According to the 2010 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, Iowa is #19 in the nation when it comes to being physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. As a state we know we can do better, so we plan to claim the #1 spot by 2016. This initiative to be the healthiest state in the U.S. kicks off next […]

— Nicole Branstad

Take the first step toward better health with DMU

Des Moines University invites our neighbors and community to join our Start Somewhere Walk on Friday, October 7, at noon. Starting at the Academic Center, 3440 Grand Avenue, the one-mile route will head west on Grand Avenue to 42nd Street and return to campus. DMU faculty, staff and students will join thousands of Iowans in […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

How “Burger Palace” Bobby shed 10 pounds

As difficult as it can be to shed unwanted pounds, I’ve always thought it would be even harder for professional chefs. Surrounded by luscious foods that demand you taste them and having to create and try new dishes sound like irresistible temptations for most people. But Food Network celebrity chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay, creator […]

— Barb Boose

Fall fun runs

With the temps dropping along with the leaves, now is the perfect time to hit the streets and enjoy an outdoor run among the fall foliage. Here are a few fun runs coming up over the next couple months. OCTOBER Fight for Air Walk: 1 Mile Walk, 3 Mile Walk or 5K Fun Run from Principal […]

— Nicole Branstad

Friday recipe: sriracha-cha-cha sweet potatoes

If you follow the Friday recipe blog at all, you know what hot-and-spicy foods addict I am. I’m not too proud to admit, for example, that I’ve sauteed vegetables in the juice from a jar of jalapenos. In my opinion, it’s a rare food that can’t be improved with a squirt of Tabasco and several […]

— Barb Boose

Why you should make friends in grad school

Congrats, you made it to Des Moines University! All your hard work through undergrad has finally paid off. Now that you’re here, you might have noticed your friends didn’t come with you. I was personally shocked when my friends didn’t want to move nine hours way from our hometown to keep me entertained when I […]

— Shannon Layton

Ted Butterfield, D.P.M. ’12, receives APMSA’s highest student honor

Ted Butterfield, a student in the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Des Moines University, was honored with the American Podiatric Medical Students’ Association’s (APMSA) 2011 Leadership Award at its July House of Delegates (HOD) meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The APMSA Leadership Award is presented to the member of the APMSA HOD who has made […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Suku Radia to be honored at annual Glanton Scholarship Dinner

Des Moines University (DMU) will honor Bankers Trust CEO and President Suku Radia at the 2011 Glanton Scholarship Dinner on October 6 at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona. The annual event helps to raise money for the scholarship named after The Honorable Luther T. Glanton Jr. and Willie Stevenson Glanton. The scholarship […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Cancer summit Oct. 3-4

Each year, the Iowa Cancer Summit brings together representatives from health care, academia, public health and the private sector, along with cancer survivors, caregivers and others, to provide a dialogue on best cancer control practices across Iowa. This year’s summit will occur October 3-4 at the West Des Moines Marriott. Seats and a limited number […]

— Barb Boose

COM pass rates set new high

The COM class of 2011 students recorded the best scores ever for Des Moines University on the national licensing exam. The first-time pass rate on the Cognitive Evaluation exam was 94%, best in the nation. On the Performance Evaluation exam, the first-time pass rate was 99%, which tied for second in the country. COM students […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Inaugural week events

The actual inaugural ceremony is scheduled for this Saturday, but there are all sorts of events taking place throughout the week in celebration of our 15th president, Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D. We hope you can join us on campus to take part in a variety of opportunities to learn, network and promote preventive health […]

— Nicole Branstad

Des Moines University to inaugurate 15th President, Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D.

Inauguration scheduled for September 24 Des Moines University (DMU) announces the presidential inauguration of Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D. Franklin, who became DMU’s 15th president on March 1, 2011, has worked in higher education for more than 20 years. Previously, she was executive vice president and provost at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, where […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

APMA scholarships awarded to 18 DMU students

Eighteen podiatric medical students at Des Moines University received scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 for the 2011-2012 academic year from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Educational Foundation. Scholarship selection was based on academic performance, service and financial need. Congratulations to these students and thanks to the APMA Educational Foundation for supporting podiatric medical education. DPM […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Friday recipe: honoring Latino heritage

This weekend, in addition to enjoying the Beaverdale Fall Festival, you can relish the great cultural, artistic and even culinary offerings of Iowa’s ninth annual Latino Heritage Festival,this Saturday and Sunday downtown on the Locust and Walnut street bridges. Explore the diversity and rich cultural nuances of Latin American countries in the festival’s cultural booths, […]

— Barb Boose


One of our neighboring neighborhoods (say that 10 times fast) is having a festival this weekend, and I think you should go! Now, I may be a bit biased since this was the neighborhood I grew up in, but I highly recommend you check out the Beaverdale Fall Festival. Things kick off tomorrow evening with […]

— Nicole Branstad