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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

DMU’s outstanding scholar award goes to CPMS professor

(Des Moines, IA) – The DMU Outstanding Scholar Award was presented to James Mahoney, D.P.M., FACFAS, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs in Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at a faculty meeting June 9. This annual award is given to a full-time DMU faculty member who best exemplifies excellence […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Explore at Discover DMU Day July 1!

(Des Moines, IA) – If you’ve wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students’ skills before picking your graduate school, you can’t miss Discover DMU Day. On July 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU adds provost position, welcomes experienced health professional

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) is excited to add a provost and welcome Karen McLean, Ph.D., M.S., to fill that role. McLean will assume the role August 17. She is currently acting dean for University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s College of Science and Health. She’s been at the La Crosse campus in various […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU celebrates 109th commencement ceremony

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) awarded 450 degrees at its 2009 Commencement service May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges presented their classes and DMU President, former Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad, conferred degrees.

— Courtney Tompkins

New employees (1st qtr report)

(Des Moines, Iowa) — The following are new Des Moines University employees. The list is information compiled for the first quarter: Jordan Bahnsen of Des Moines joined Des Moines University as the AHEC data and information coordinator. Michelle Burkhart of Urbandale joined Des Moines University as an academic secretary. She was previously an executive assistant […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU to give 450 degrees at 109th commencement

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) will award 450 degrees at its 2009 Commencement service May 23 at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex, 501 Grand Ave. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges will present their classes and DMU President, former Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad, will confer […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Annual memorial service for body donors open to public

(Des Moines, IA) – On Friday, May 15, Des Moines University (DMU) will honor 58 Iowans who donated their bodies to further medical education. The family of each donor, the DMU community and the public is invited to remember and recognize each generous gift. The non-denominational service will begin at 1 p.m. in the Student […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Learn about craniofacial birth defects, care they require

Dylan’s Smile, DMU bring together expert panel for free event open to public (Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to Des Moines University Friday, May 8 at noon to learn about craniofacial birth defect treatments and the medical care they require. The event is free and open to all. “Most people do not understand […]

— Courtney Tompkins