DMU Events News and Updates

Learn about medical apartheid tomorrow @ noon

The DMU diversity office has arranged for Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” to speak on campus tomorrow (1/27) @ noon. Free and open to all, her talk will be held in the DMU Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Upcoming events @ DMU

Just want to make sure all my lovely readers are aware of two upcoming awesome DMU events…. Mini Medical School begins Feb. 9 and runs each Tuesday evening after for 5 weeks. This is a series of classes for the public. It’s $25 for all 5 classes. If you miss one, it is ok – […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Today is MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Des Moines University campus and clinic is closed today. Did you know Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968, the observation became law in ’83, was first observed in ’86 and officially observed in all 50 states in 2000. (I learned that from Wikipedia.) One of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Get welts to help wee ones!

DMU has teamed up with Variety-The Children’s Charity to host a new annual event: Dodgeball Derby @ DMU. If you’ve ever played dodgeball or seen the movie “Dodgeball,” you know this event will be fun. And when you consider that costumes and themed-teams are encouraged, you can imagine the riot this will be. Variety is […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Pass the potatoes at holiday dinners, not the flu

Today’s post is a health public service announcement: Seasonal flu will soon be arriving in our community. Even if you have been vaccinated against the H1N1 virus you need to protect yourself against seasonal influenza. If you have not been vaccinated against seasonal influenza you still have time, before the holiday travelling and festivities begin, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Magic Bullet-approved salad dressing

Does freshly made honey basil salad dressing sound yummy to you? Wait until you try it! I got this recipe from attending the Holistic Medicine Club’s presentation, “Living Raw with Sheree Clark.” Although I can’t really say I’m all about the vegan diet, this dressing sure makes me want to give it a try. Check […]

— Tea Nguyen

Do some good today!

This is heart-warming, use it for inspiration today: see what this lil 4-year-old Iowa boy wants for Christmas. So now I know you’re wondering how you can do good too… here’s some options: Go to LetsSayThanks.com to send a free postcard to the troops overseas! Buy tickets for The Nada’s annual Silent Night concert Dec. 4, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Intramurals

I may be 5’3″ (on a good day) but I like volleyball and DMU has an intramural league—PERFECT! Why anyone ever thought to have a bunch of type-A personalities play sports against each other competitively, I am not sure…but at least we have fun! Seriously, it’s like perfection at its max. Everyone wants to win […]

— Daley Dodd

They want your blood!

No, no, this isn’t some crazy post to coincide with society’s obsession with vampires… The Women’s Medical Alliance is sponsoring a blood drive @ DMU this Friday, Nov. 20, 11-4, in Ryan Hall #178. Sign up today to make a difference by donating blood! To schedule an appointment please click here, then click on ‘Search […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Helping at the health fair

This past Saturday I was a part of the free senior health fair at DMU. There were nineteen DMU student groups helping put on this health fair. The health fair was open to anyone above the age of 50 and offered numerous stations that they could visit to assess their health. With supervision from clinicians, […]

— Daley Dodd

Warm a heart; help someone in need

The DMU Community Service Committee initiated a regular food drive on campus this summer (maybe you’ve seen the shopping carts in various buildings?) and recently added a collection box on each floor. To the right you’ll see a photo of the Academic Center’s 4th floor box. It’s fairly full (you can’t see the cans behind […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Physician Assistant Week

October 6-12 is National Physician Assistant Week. Physician Assistants are a vital part of our health care system. Remember to thank them for what they do both this week and in the future. As part of PA Week, DMU PA students will be offering blood pressure screening at Valley West Mall Saturday October 10, 12-4 […]

— Andrea Cooley

White coat makes us official!

That’s right, the PA class of 2011 is OFFICIAL! Well I don’t know how official a white coat really makes me at this point in my education…  but it for sure makes me feel like I could rule the world.

— Daley Dodd

International delights!

YAY!!!!  If you know me you know how much I love to eat & I love outdoor community festivals. Combine them into a FOOD FESTIVAL and you’ve won my heart. One of my FAVORITE outdoor festivals is next weekend – the World Food Festival! There’s great entertainment, cooking demos and you can learn about non-profit […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Hear a U.S. Olympic Committee sports psychologist

DMU student organizations frequently bring experts and opinion leaders to campus, sometimes “virtually.” On October 2, 12 – 1 p.m., the Sports Medicine Club and the Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Club will co-sponsor a video presentation by Kirsten Peterson, Ph.D., a sport psychologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. Peterson served on […]

— Barb Boose

Labor Day weekend plans?

Just a reminder: this weekend is Labor Day. DMU will be closed on Monday. I apologize if you go through withdrawals. I understand your pain. Ha ha. Not to worry though, there’s plenty to keep you entertained, regardless of your interests! There’s a blues fest at Living History Farms Saturday & Sunday. This weekend kicks […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Exciting alumni news

I recently ran across this announcement of a five-year $2.8 million grant to a 1991 alum, Dr. Vincent Grasso. He is working on improving care for women with HIV/AIDS. Way to go, Dr. Grasso. Keep up the great work – we are proud of you! And to read about the 3 alumni of the year, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

5k in review

Saturday was the Des Moines University Run-Day-Voo, a 5k run/walk for students, alumni, staff and friends. Lisa Vroegh and I, from the Enrollment office, decided to participate in the event this year. As walkers. We don’t run. Despite being toward the end of the pack, we had a great time.  It was wonderful to see […]

— Katie Pearce

TODAY is DMU Day at the fair!

I know you’re thinking about it… dreaming of corndogs and ice cold lemonade last night, weren’t you? It’s understandable, really! You know you wanna do it…   So jump in the car & head to the state fair! YES, right now. Do it! You won’t regret it! Today is DMU Day at the Iowa State Fair […]

— Courtney Tompkins