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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

More sources of DMU news!

(Des Moines) – DMU is all over the web and you can learn about us in whichever way you prefer. Just as we offer our students more than one way to learn, we offer you more than one way to learn about DMU. Check out our DMUtube vids to hear directly from students why they […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes…

Over the last few months, Des Moines University welcomed the following faculty and staff: Amy Russell of Grimes recently joined Des Moines University as a program assistant with the Master of Healthcare Administration Program. She was previously an administrative assistant at Drake University Law School. ### Kathy Frush, D.P.M., recently joined Des Moines University as […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Successful dinner brings DMU endowed scholarship for minorities to $1 million

(Des Moines, IA) – The 2008 Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Dinner Oct. 23 at the Meadows at Prairie Meadows was a resounding success. 500 dinner guests enjoyed the evening and $275,000 was raised, increasing the endowment to $1,000,000 for the scholarship for minority medical students. Banker’s Trust and Prairie Meadows were the lead sponsors […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free screenings for seniors on Nov. 1

(Des Moines, IA) – Adults 50 and older are invited to Des Moines University’s Senior Health Fair for free health screenings on November 1, 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

Have your aches, pains treated for free while learning about osteopathic medicine

(Des Moines, IA) – The public is invited to experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University’s OMM Community Night on October 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, D.O. students will provide free full-body structural and muscular assessments and treatments, part of osteopathic manipulative […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Diabetes Screenings

Students from DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery will be providing diabetes-related foot screenings at the upcoming “Taking Control of Your Diabetes” conference on Saturday, October 25 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Polk County Convention Center. The hands-on session will be lead by James Mahoney, D.P.M. and several select students. The sessions […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to global health conference at DMU

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) is honored to host World Health Organization physician, Mario Merialdi, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., August 29 for the second annual ‘Global Health from the Heartland’ conference. The conference begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature Dr. Merialdi’s keynote presentation, “Research in Maternal and Perinatal Health: The Role of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Wins Awards at National Meeting

CPMS Wins Awards at National APMA Meeting At the 2008 National APMA Annual Scientific Meeting held July 24-27 in Honolulu, Hawaii, CPMS presented seven scientific poster abstracts and one oral abstract. Rachel Jung (DPM ’09) received the first place award and a $1,000 honorarium in the Resident/Student Category for her research project entitled, “A comparison […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Explore your way at Discover DMU on Sept. 3!

(Des Moines, IA) – We’re not big fans of boring tours and monotonous presentations, plus that wouldn’t represent our school very well. So we instead came up with Discover DMU Day, a dynamic, hands-on, action-packed, open house-style event for prospective students. Discover DMU Day is exactly as the name describes – a way for you […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Dawn Bisenius

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Dawn Bisenius of Johnston recently joined the Des Moines University Clinic administration as an EMR application specialist.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Amanda Poppens

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Amanda Poppens of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the accounts receivable administrator. She is a 2008 graduate of Central College.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Shelby Schultes

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Shelby Schultes of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as a wellness specialist. She was previously at Columbia College in Missouri.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University hosts first-ever 5k

Register today for August 9 run! (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 9 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 6:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free physicals at DMU July 26 for athletes

(Des Moines, IA) – Middle school and high school athletes from Des Moines and surrounding areas can receive a free sports physical on July 26 at Des Moines University. Des Moines University (DMU) has offered free sports physicals to local children for years. This year the school will provide free physicals on Saturday, July 26 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New Pilates sessions begin in August at DMU

(Des Moines, IA) – Stronger, more empowered and relaxed are all descriptions of how participants felt after taking Pilates at Des Moines University (DMU). Pilates classes are designed to strengthen abdominal, pelvic and back muscles and at DMU they are taught by people professionally trained to understand and work with the musculoskeletal system. The upcoming […]

— Courtney Tompkins