Faculty News and Updates

DMU collects cash for United Way, food for DMARC pantries, mentors for kids

Des Moines University’s Community Service Committee is celebrating a bountiful autumn, a giving staff and several successful campaigns. This year’s annual United Way campaign recently concluded with a grand total of $20,438 collected for United Way of Central Iowa. An increased push for ongoing monthly food drives has totaled 12,062 food items donated, thus far […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free health screenings at DMU for seniors Saturday, Nov. 7

Flu shots will not be available at Saturday’s Des Moines University Senior Health Fair as previously expected. The fair will go on as planned. Due to the Polk County Health Department’s vaccine shortage, they had to cancel all upcoming flu shot clinics until their supply is refreshed. “We, of course, wish we could offer flu […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University President Terry Branstad retires

DMU board of trustees names interim president (Des Moines, Iowa) – At noon today in a private session, Des Moines University President Terry E. Branstad announced his retirement to students, staff and faculty. Effective immediately, he is now free to pursue the possibility of running for public office. He had been president and CEO of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

International art exhibit coming to Des Moines

Des Moines University is excited to bring Art 4 Health (A4H) to Iowa. A4H is a traveling art exhibit launched by the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland to increase awareness of global women’s health issues and promote the message that underprivileged women everywhere can work to overcome their circumstances. The exhibit includes paintings of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New national global health consortium of universities includes DMU

The number of students enrolled in global health programs in universities across the United States and Canada has doubled in the past three years. That’s led American universities to expand these programs at an unprecedented rate. The surge also led more than 50 North American universities – including Des Moines University (DMU) – to create […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU first university to ever earn platinum wellness award

Des Moines University (DMU) was recognized October 1 as the first and only educational institution in America to receive a platinum level Well Workplace award, the highest distinction achievable from the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA). “We are obviously quite thrilled and honored by this award. It is a testament to the hard-work of our […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Global health conference at DMU

Des Moines University’s annual global health conference “Global Health and Global Food” will be presented this year by the Heartland Global Health Consortium, in conjunction with the October World Food Prize activities. The half-day conference (which includes lunch) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m., and will be in the Medical Education […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free health screenings for seniors Nov. 7

(Des Moines, IA) – Adults 50 and older are invited to Des Moines University’s Senior Health Fair for free health screenings on November 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, seniors can get free blood glucose, blood pressure and bone density screenings. Students and physicians will be doing […]

— Courtney Tompkins

H1N1 update from Polk County Health Dept.

Terri Henkels, director of the Polk County Health Department, released this information Sept. 8: Everyone is hungry for concrete answers regarding the H1N1 influenza A pandemic and what the Polk County response will be. H1N1 has been and continues to be in our community. Few people appear to be getting sick. We anticipate the spread […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS faculty, students earn '09 APMA awards

At the 2009 APMA national scientific meeting, DMU students and faculty had great success in the poster abstract competition. Kyle Peterson, D.P.M. ’10, received the first place award in the Resident/Student Abstract Category for his research project, “Radiographic analysis of Haglund’s deformity: an evaluation of NCSP and RCSP. Co-authors include Nicole Jedlicka, D.P.M. ’10, Vassilios […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Are you signed up for the DMU 5k?

The second annual Des Moines University 5k, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, is August 15 at 7:30 a.m. Are you registered? Sign up today! You can walk or run through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the Des Moines University Academic Center […]

— Courtney Tompkins

RSVP deadline extended on Golf Gore Scholarships!

Golf Fore Scholarships will raise money for students in the College of Health Sciences on August 22. A shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. will kick off the fun at Blank Golf Course. The registration deadline has been extended to August 17! For $100 you get 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, snacks, dinner […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free school physicals for kids

DMU students and clinicians from the DMU Clinic will be doing school physicals at the 12th annual Shalom Zone Ministries‘ back-to-school fair Monday. From 3 to 7 p.m. at Gatchel United Methodist Church, 1909 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, kids can get a physical exam, immunizations, a vision check and dental and lead screenings. Completely […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Staff, students, alumni honored by AOF

The American Osteopathic Foundation recently honored members of the Des Moines University family with the following awards: Alumni: Jeffrey Freeman, D.O. – 2009 Merck Excellence in Diabetes Care Award ($10,000 Award) James Pickett, D.O. – 2009 Merck Outstanding Resident of the Year ($5,000 Award) Alumna’s spouse: Jon Kamrath, spouse of Heidi Kamrath, D.O. ’09, won […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Patients love 'em!

The Des Moines University Foot and Ankle Institute had a record number of patient visits (7,329) and new patients (1,226) for the 2008-09 fiscal year. DMU Foot and Ankle Institute clinicians also see patients at Pella Regional Medical Center, the Iowa Methodist Wound Center and Adair County Hospital. The Foot and Ankle Institute is the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Sign up for a 5k walk/ run through beautiful DMU neighborhood

(Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to join Des Moines University (DMU) students, faculty, alumni and staff for a 5k through the beautiful south of Grand neighborhood around DMU. The August 15 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the Des Moines University Academic Center […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to contribute to DMU’s literary journal

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) is the largest medical school in Iowa — not necessarily a school you’d expect to produce a literary journal. Now in its third year, however, the annual Abaton journal is very popular and the public is invited to submit work. Overseen by DMU students and staff in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU alum honored with Global Health Outreach award

Dr. Niru and Mrs. Priya Pandeya Des Moines – A 1969 graduate of Des Moines University was recently honored by the school’s global health department. Nirmalendu (Niru) K. Pandeya, D.O., M.S., was chosen as the 2009 recipient of the Global Health Outreach award. The Global Health Outreach award was created in 2008 to recognize contributions […]

— Courtney Tompkins