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First Abaton Selzer Award for Writing presented

Des Moines University’s literary journal combines medicine, art Rachel Hammer, a second-year student at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota, won the inaugural Selzer Prize for Writing in this year’s Abaton, Des Moines University’s literary journal. Physician-writer Dr. Richard Selzer has inspired many to marry medicine and writing. Dr. Selzer has been writing for fifty […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free health screenings at DMU for seniors Nov. 6

Adults 50 and older are invited to Des Moines University’s Senior Health Fair for free health screenings on November 6, 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 a demonstration of osteopathic […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU narrows field to three finalists for university president

Des Moines, IA – Three finalists for Des Moines University president were announced to employees and students October 11. A search committee has been working to fill the role since the retirement of Governor Terry Branstad in October 2009. The committee announced the following candidates: Stephen Dengle, M.B.A., current interim president and COO of Des […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Tickets still available for Glanton dinner

UPDATE on 10/13/10: Tickets are now sold out. The 2010 Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Dinner at the Meadows at Prairie Meadows will honor Iowa’s former governor, Robert D. Ray, and a few tickets are still available. The October 14 reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner program starting at 6 p.m. If you […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public health program director chosen for national commission

Des Moines University is proud to announce Mary Mincer Hansen, R.N., Ph.D., director of the DMU public health program, was recently selected as a member of the new National Health Care Workforce Commission. The commission, a national resource for Congress, the president, states and cities, was appointed by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to conference at DMU on global health, agriculture

In conjunction with the esteemed World Food Prize Festival in October, Des Moines University (DMU) will host “The Influence of Agriculture on Global Health” on October 13. Speakers include: •    Paul Schickler, president of Pioneer Hi-Bred International •    Dr. Robert Mazur with the Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods •    Henry Musoke with Volunteer Efforts for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free film viewing to share stories of malnutrition

(Des Moines, IA) – Locally parents worry about childhood obesity. In other countries parents worry about getting enough food to feed their families. The film “Starved for Attention,” exposes the neglected atrocities of childhood malnutrition around the world. The public is invited to see this rare showing of “Starved For Attention” October 8, 5:30 p.m., […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Navy’s Vice Admiral Robinson to speak at DMU

Come hear the Navy’s surgeon general speak at Des Moines University (DMU) on September 29 at noon about the Navy’s hospital ships used for humanitarian aid. Vice Admiral Adam Robinson, M.D., will present “The U.S. Navy’s role in global humanitarianism and disaster relief” in the DMU Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Ave. The event was […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Job fair at DMU welcomes health professionals, students

Health care workers and students are invited to attend a job fair on September 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Des Moines University Medical Education Center at 3200 Grand Ave. The entire event was coordinated by students in the Des Moines University (DMU) physical therapy class of 2012. Thirty to forty exhibitors […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU chosen as a “2010 Great College to Work For”

Des Moines University (DMU) was one of 97 schools chosen by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s new report “Great Colleges to Work For.” Results were based on surveys of more than 42,000 employees at 277 colleges and universities around the United States. DMU was specially recognized in the categories of professional/career-development programs; compensation and benefits; […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS board stats

DMU’s College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery had some great numbers recently related to the national board & surgical board qualification exams. As usual, our students and graduates are making us proud. •    The first-time pass rate on Part I of the National Board Exam for the CPMS class of 2011 was 98%. The national […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU helping with physicals for kids

Every year DMU students and staff provide hours upon hours of community service, including many free physicals for school children. DMU hosted a free physical fair earlier this spring and will host another in August of 2011. If you missed the one on campus, check out the Shalom Zone Health Fair on August 10, 2010, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU invites you for a hands-on exploration of campus

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 June 30, 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 graduated 453 at 110th commencement May 29

Des Moines University (DMU) awarded 466 degrees at its 2010 Commencement service May 29 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 interim president, Stephen S. Dengle, M.B.A., conferred degrees. Continuing a tradition started in 1899, the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU to honor Holocaust survivor Peter Pintus, posthumously, Saturday

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University (DMU) students, staff and faculty have been honored multiple times with presentations by Des Moines’ Peter Pintus, a Holocaust survivor. Pintus survived the horrors of the Holocaust and used his amazing life experiences to teach lessons of tolerance, understanding and forgiveness.  A popular speaker, Pintus addressed students and […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU to give 466 degrees Saturday at 110th commencement ceremony

Des Moines University (DMU) will award 466 degrees at its 2010 Commencement service May 29 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 interim president, Stephen S. Dengle, M.B.A., will confer degrees. Visit www.dmu.edu/commencement for a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free assessments, treatments @ OMM Community Night May 13

The public is invited to experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University’s OMM Community Night on May 13, 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, if necessary, manual treatments, part of osteopathic manual medicine […]

— Courtney Tompkins