Featured News and Updates

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

Public health appointment

Mary Mincer Hansen, Ph.D., has been named to the state of Iowa’s Public Health Advisory Council, part of the Modernizing Public Health in Iowa initiative. She was selected as the expert in emergency preparedness. The council will play a key role in assuring the vision of public health modernization; that every Iowan has access to […]

— 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

Annual DMU dinner to raise money for endowed scholarship for minorities

The 2009 Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Dinner October 14 at the Meadows at Prairie Meadows will honor Iowa’s Simon Estes. You are invited to attend. Money raised from ticket sales and donations increases the endowment for the Glanton Scholarship Fund which enables minority Des Moines University (DMU) students to achieve an education in medicine […]

— Courtney Tompkins

APMA scholarships

Each year, the APMA Educational Foundation provides several D.P.M. students with a $1,000 scholarship based on their academic achievements, service to their college and community, and financial need, made possible by the generosity and donations of the listed corporations and individuals. CPMS congratulates the following students on the awards: Kyle Abben                        Podiatry Insurance Company of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS again get great pass rate!

The first-time pass rate for the CPMS class of 2011 on part I of the National Board Exam was 98.3 percent. The national first-time pass rate, including CPMS was 85 percent. CPMS students exceeded the national first-time pass rate for all six sections of the exam (biochemistry, anatomy, lower extremity anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and microbiology) […]

— Courtney Tompkins

COM alum of the year: Niru Pandeya, D.O.

A 1969 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Alum of the Year. Nirmalendu (Niru) K. Pandeya, D.O., M.S., of West Des Moines, IA, was chosen for his years of support and volunteer work. In addition to interviewing prospective students and spreading the good word about Des […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CHS alum of the year: Kari Smith, D.P.T.

A 1998 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Health Science (CHS) Alum of the Year. Kari Nies Smith, D.P.T., of Ankeny, IA, was chosen for her multi-faceted support of the College. “In her work with students, patients, colleagues and our academic programs, Kari demonstrates why DMU is an extraordinary […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS alum of the year: Nicki Nigro, D.P.M.

A 1989 graduate of Des Moines University was recently chosen as the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS) Alum of the Year. In addition to being a professional mentor and giving alumna, Nicki Nigro, D.P.M., of Allison Park, PA, is a diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and fellow of the American […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Explore at Discover DMU Sept. 16

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 September 16, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening […]

— 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

DMU Day at Iowa State Fair

In between trying s’mores-on-a-stick and visiting the Varied Industries building on Sunday, August 16, stop by the Des Moines University tent on the Grand Concourse. “We are proud to sponsor Des Moines University day at the fair,” said Kendall Dillon, director of marketing at DMU. “As Iowa’s largest medical school, we are very concerned with […]

— 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

DMU president, Gov. Branstad, to be in Fairfield July 20-CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule when possible. (Des Moines, Iowa) – Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Fairfield on July 24 to speak to the Rotary Club and network with local DMU alumni. The Club’s meeting at noon will be in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Gov. Branstad to visit Mount Pleasant July 20-CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule when possible. (Des Moines, Iowa) – Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Mount Pleasant on July 20 to speak to the Rotary Club and network with local DMU alumni. The Club’s meeting at 6:15 p.m. will […]

— 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

Faculty awards

The following three annual Des Moines University faculty awards were recently presented: Outstanding Teacher: Daniel Deavers, Ph.D., professor of physiology/pharmacology. Outstanding Researcher: Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry/nutrition. Outstanding Scholar: James Mahoney, D.P.M., associate professor of podiatric medicine

— Courtney Tompkins