Featured News and Updates

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

DMU alum chosen as president-elect for ACFAS

(Des Moines) – Des Moines’ Michael S. Lee, D.P.M., FACFAS, was named president-elect of the 6,000-member American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS). Dr. Lee is a 1996 graduate of Des Moines University’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. He is a current clinical associate professor at Des Moines University (DMU) and supervises students […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Learn about issues, health concerns of transgender individuals

(Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to attend a free event at Des Moines University on Monday, February 16 about the issues and needs of transgender individuals. Dr. Christine McGinn of Pennsylvania will be speaking about her own personal experience and about her clinic where she provides all types of care for transgender patients. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Explore Your Way at Discover DMU Day March 4

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 March 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU partners with Polk Co. Health Dept. for free foot care clinic

Students from DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and physicians from the DMU’s Foot & Ankle Institute will provide foot assessments, simple treatments and diabetes-screenings December 16, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Polk County Health Department, 1907 Carpenter Ave. in Des Moines. They will also offer foot braces, shoe inserts or referrals for further […]

— Courtney Tompkins