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James W. Hogin, D.O.’74

Hogin practices full-time office OMM and internal medicine after 31 years of hospital gastroenterology and internal medicine. He successfully battled brain cancer for six years, which brought about changes in his practice, but with his D.O. and general background, he is able to practice satisfying and quality medicine. He works because of the satisfaction and […]

— Seth Stevenson

I’m proud of DMU and so is my computer

As a DMU employee I’m proud of where I work and am not ashamed to show it. I already have DMU t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, stickers, pens and even some temporary tattoos. The one thing I didn’t have was a decent DMU wallpaper for my computer. So we decided to make some! We now have 8 (and […]

— Seth Stevenson

Global Health Learning Collaborative

Join us for a new health education initiative brought to you by the Department of Global Health, the Masters of Public Health Program, the Heartland Global Health Consortium and Pioneer. The Global Health Learning Collaborative (GHLC) is a discussion-based seminar that will provide an introduction to global health’s key concepts and principles.  Participants will explore […]

— Seth Stevenson

Global Health book drive to benefit the Sudan-American Foundation for Education

Together with the Des Moines University library and the Community Service Committee, the Global Health Department initiated a book drive to benefit the Sudan-American Foundation for Education (SAFE) during the month of May.  The response was above and beyond what was initially expected! Over 500 books have been collected and are waiting to be boxed […]

— Seth Stevenson

Global Health Outreach award 2011

The Global Health outreach award was established in 2008 to recognize contributions from faculty and students, toward their work for DMU’s global health department. COM graduating class of 2011 has more than 60 students, that’s approximately 27%, who have done an international rotation or service trip through DMU. This year, the Global Health Outreach award […]

— Seth Stevenson

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

Jeff Gray, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and immunology, has been named DMU’s interim 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 […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research student spotlight: Tyler Nielsen

I received my B.A. in biology at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 2008. I am currently working with Dr. Brittingham and Dr. Wilson on the regulation of carbohydrate metabolism in the trichomonads. We are specifically studying Trichomonas vaginalis which is the most common non-viral sexually transmitted infection (STI) worldwide. By happenstance we received T. tenax […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research student spotlight: Mike Stencel

Mike graduated from Millikin University in 2009 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry.  He first became interested in research after spending a summer at the University of Chicago, where he participated in research that was focused on understanding the role of connexins and intercellular communication.  Following the completion of his undergraduate […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Tim Steele

Tim Steele, Ph.D. is professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology. He has been on faculty at Des Moines University since 1999. His areas of research focus include tumor immunology and tumor immunotherapy. Aggressive natural killer (NK) cell leukemias are devastating diseases which are nearly always fatal within weeks or, at best, […]

— Seth Stevenson