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CPMS students receive PICA scholarships

Katie Jenewein and Ryan Donegan, both members of the class of 2012, were selected by the faculty of CPMS to receive a $2,500 scholarship from the Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA). The selection was based on academic performance, service and leadership. PICA is the nation’s leading provider of professional liability insurance for podiatric physicians […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Six leaders join DMU Board of Trustees

They’re a diverse group, including leaders in health care, justice and business, but they all share a commitment to the advancement of Des Moines University. They are the six new members of the University’s Board of Trustees. Susan L. Beck, D.O. ’84, FACOS, is a surgeon with Katzmann Breast Center in Clive and Surgical Affiliates […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Conference draws engaged discussions, provocative posters

More than 220 people probed the challenges of global aging at the Heartland Global Health Consortium’s third annual conference at Des Moines University on Oct. 12. Speakers included Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, former president of Des Moines University; Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie; Donna Harvey, director of the Iowa Department on Aging; and Robert Wallace, […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Jeff Gray, Ph.D., named vice president of research

Jeff Gray, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, has been named DMU’s vice president of research. In this role, he oversees the Research Office, the Office of Sponsored Programs and all DMU research compliance activities. Gray, a microbiologist whose research focuses on severe bacterial infections and multiple drug-resistant organisms, served on the DMU faculty from 1995 […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

CPMS students surpass national average on board exam

The CPMS class of 2013 achieved a 98% pass rate on the July 2011 administration of Part I of the National Board Exam. This compares to the national first-time pass rate of 85%. For the past five years, CPMS students have averaged a 95% first-time pass rate, compared to the national first-time pass rate of […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

CPMS Research Success

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery has experienced success over the summer in the area of scholarship/research. Kathy Frush, D.P.M. ’05, and Lori Steiner, D.P.M. ’10, were published in the July/August edition of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association (JAPMA). Shevonne Wells, D.P.M. ’11, and Dr. R. Tim Yoho were published in […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

DMU offering free health screenings for seniors Nov. 5

Adults 50 and older are invited to Des Moines University’s annual Senior Health Fair for free health screenings. The health fair will be held on November 5 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue. Seniors can get blood glucose, blood pressure and bone density screenings. Des Moines University (DMU) […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

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