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Gov. Branstad to visit Muscatine July 6

(Des Moines, Iowa) – He served the state for 16 years as governor, is now president of Iowa’s only osteopathic medical school and will soon be in town to speak to you. Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Muscatine on July 6 to speak to the […]

— 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

Governor Branstad to visit Cedar Rapids June 24

(Des Moines, Iowa) – He served the state for 16 years as governor, is now president of Iowa’s only osteopathic medical school and will soon be in town to speak to you. Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will be in Cedar Rapids on June 24, to speak to […]

— 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

New session of Pilates

Want to strengthen your core muscles and increase flexibility? Pilates is a low-impact physical fitness routine for men and women that improves balance and posture.  Pilates classes at Des Moines University are taught by Des Moines University physical therapist Kari Smith, exercise physiologist Carol Ruby and Kristen Strong who is Stott-certified in mat Pilates. Sessions […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Five national AACOM awards for DMU marketing team

(Des Moines, IA) –The Des Moines University (DMU) Marketing & Communications department was recently honored with five national awards from the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The awards honored the simulation center video as first place in the ‘best multimedia’ category, chose www.dmu.edu as the first-place winner in the ‘best website’ category […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU, YMCA to offer special preview of HBO's "The Alzheimer's Project"

Des Moines, IA – Des Moines University and The YMCA of Greater Des Moines will provide a public preview of the new HBO documentary series, “The Alzheimer’s Project,” on Monday, May 4, 5-7 p.m. The screening will be held in Des Moines University Academic Center, lecture hall 3, 3440 Grand Ave., Des Moines.  It will be hosted by […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU club seeks mobility equipment for donation

(Des Moines) - The Des Moines University Physical Therapy Club is, again, working toward better health around the world. As part of All-Iowa Wheels For The World (AIWFTW), the club will be collecting wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches and jogging strollers. All equipment donated to AIWFTW is repaired, if needed, and distributed to Third-World countries. To […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Hear first-hand account of Holocaust at Des Moines University

Des Moines, IA – It is said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. With this in mind, Des Moines’ Peter Pintus, a Holocaust survivor, will share his stories and memories on April 21 at noon at Des Moines University. The public is invited to attend this free event […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free DMU conference highlights research from around Iowa

Des Moines – If current medical and health care research interests you, plan to attend the sixth annual Des Moines University Student Research Symposium on April 23. Des Moines University (DMU) will host the public and students from area colleges for the symposium from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

2009 CPMS research day winners

The winners of the 2009 CPMS Research Day poster and case presentations have been announced. Congratulations to everyone who won, and thanks to all who participated in making the event a success. The winners are: Student Category: Ankle joint stiffness in plantar fasciitis subjects versus control Jonathan Thompson, D.P.M. ’11; Jeremy Tilton, D.P.M. ’09; Matt Wettstein, D.P.M. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University, Drake partner to promote health law careers

(Des Moines) – Health care and legal issues are becoming more intertwined. In recognition of that, two respected universities have partnered to offer a joint program track to prepare graduate students for careers in health law. Drake University Law School and Des Moines University (DMU) now offer joint Master of Health Care Administration or Master […]

— Courtney Tompkins