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A history of African American surgeons & global health success

What do those 2 have in common? They’re both topics of displays currently in the DMU Library! The early contributions of African American surgeons is called “Opening Doors” and the exhibit about global health is “Against the Odds.” Both displays come from the National Library of Medicine and can be seen Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Long weekend continues

If you drive by & notice our campus looks quiet today, that’s because we’re closed for an extended holiday weekend. WOOHOO!!! Offices are closed. The Clinic is closed. (If you have an emergency, visit your local ER) Even the Wellness Center is closed. Cya tomorrow! Enjoy this glorious summer day.

— Courtney Tompkins

Podiatry preview

If you’re interested in applying to medical school or pursuing a career in health care the best way to get a feel for a school or program is to visit the campus and ask a lot of questions. For the next 2 days, Des Moines University is hosting 8 undergraduate students for the 2nd annual […]

— Andrea Cooley

Don’t miss Discover DMU!

Ever wonder what it’s really like to be a student at Des Moines University? Are you interested in checking out our campus and labs and visiting with faculty and students? If so, Discover DMU is the event for you! Our next Discover DMU is Wednesday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. Discover DMU is informal yet […]

— Katie Pearce

Take time to remember

Today DMU is closed in honor of Memorial Day. While everyone loves a long weekend to spend with family & friends, make sure you don’t forget why we all have the day off! Memorial Day is a time to remember our American military members who died in service. According to my good friend Wikipedia, the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Congrats, grads!!

Today is the big day! Congrats to all of you who will lay claim to a new degree today! Amongst the nine programs, DMU bestowed 466 degrees (some of you got more than one, you crazy cats!) and you will all take that next step into the world. Congrats on this huge mile marker! You […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What is a D.O.?

Happy Osteopathic Medicine Week! Did you know there are two types of doctors in the United States? A doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) and a medical doctor (M.D.). Most people don’t know if their primary care physician is a D.O. or an M.D. Both doctors can prescribe medicine, perform surgery and treat patients, but there […]

— Andrea Cooley

Happy public health week!

Watch this video for 2010 National Public Health Week and consider how you can help. A recent survey, commissioned by the American Public Health Association, shows an effort toward improving community health. Results show 64 percent of Americans have already made healthy changes to their lifestyle while 21 percent are thinking about making healthy changes. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Discover DMU!

Have you ever gone on a campus tour and felt like you didn’t really get to see the heart and guts of the school? We don’t want that to happen at DMU. We also don’t want you to visit and leave without every question answered. So if you’re thinking you want to enter the health […]

— Gina Smith

DMU is coming to a campus near you!

It’s travel season again for the admissions’ office. We don’t have nearly as many stops on our list as we did in the Fall, but we’re still going to be pretty busy for the next couple months. Check out our schedule here. If your school isn’t on the list, let us know. We’d love to […]

— Andrea Cooley

Spend your summer doing research!

Research is key component for a successful medical and health science school and DMU is proud of its research department. You don’t have to be a DMU student to rub shoulders with faculty and medical students, though! Every summer, undergraduate students work with faculty researchers for 8 weeks on projects in microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry […]

— Andrea Cooley

Dump your plump? Yes!

Many of you may know about the Dump Your Plump program going on here at DMU. Dump Your Plump is a 10-week team wellness challenge amongst the faculty, staff and students here. Teams have 4-10 people and are in essence competing for health. There will be participants trying to maintain their weight and others that […]

— Daley Dodd

Wear red Friday (Feb. 5)!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America. Join folks across the nation in wearing red Friday to raise awareness of this horrible, oft preventable, disease and help connect people to the American Heart Association. If you’re on campus, stop by the SEC Commons, Feb. 3-5, noon-1, to donate $5 or more […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Do you need Super Bowl food?

I know you do! Well then this is perfect for you… my class is selling Papa Murphy’s discount cards as our class fundraiser. We will be selling the cards February 1 – 5 in the Student Education Center commons area. Cards are only $5 and there is more than a $33 value on the cards. […]

— Daley Dodd

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