Featured News and Updates

DMU marketing team earns six national AACOM awards

DES MOINES– The Des Moines University (DMU) Marketing & Communications department was recently honored with six national awards from the American Association of College of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM). The DMU literary magazine, Abaton, was given first-place in the ‘special publication’ category for the third straight year. The department was also recognized with a first-place honor […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Annual DMU dinner in October will honor Gov. Robert Ray

The 2010 Des Moines University Glanton Scholarship Dinner October 14 at the Meadows at Prairie Meadows will honor Iowa’s former governor, Robert D. Ray. Money raised from ticket sales and donations increases the endowment for the scholarship named for The Honorable Luther T. Glanton Jr. and Willie Stevenson Glanton. Donors to the fund enable minority […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free physicals at DMU May 1 for student athletes

Middle school and high school athletes from Des Moines and surrounding areas can receive a free sports physical on May 1 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, May 1, 8 a.m. – 2 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU supports World Triathlon with global health outreach

Nearly 830 women die in Nepal for every 100,000 live births. This is the 16th worst maternal mortality rate in the world. So when Dr. Yogesh Shah, associate dean of global affairs for Des Moines University, met Charlie Wittmack, a world class adventurer, speaker, educator, attorney and family man planning a first-of-its-kind intercontinental triathlon that […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free conference April 7 at DMU on public health issues related to sex

April 5-11 is National Public Health Week in America and the theme is “A Healthier America: One Community At A Time.” Des Moines University students take that theme to heart and strive toward that goal every day. In honor of the public health week, they have organized “Sex In The Community,” a free event at […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free conference at DMU on treating patients with cancer, not just disease

Sometimes a diagnosis becomes all-consuming and overshadows the patient. Good health practitioners should always focus on the person. A discussion on how to best do that will take place during “A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care: treating the patient, not the disease,” at Des Moines University (DMU) on April 8. The free conference begins at […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU honored with award from Des Moines Human Rights Commission

Des Moines University was honored with the Des Moines Human Rights’ Business & Industry Award at yesterday’s Des Moines Human Rights Symposium. Nancy Bobo, chair of the Des Moines Human Rights Commission, presented the award to Des Moines University’s interim president, Stephen Dengle, and DMU trustee Willie Stevenson Glanton. Bobo said the university was chosen […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU trustee attends White House celebration

One of Des Moines University’s esteemed trustees, Willie Stevenson Glanton, J.D., was recently honored with an invitation to the White House in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The small group of invited guests viewed the Emancipation Proclamation and joined President and Mrs. Obama for a discussion on past and present civil rights work. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free presentations Feb. 6 about psychological effects of unemployment

Iowa Psychiatric Society teams up with Des Moines University, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center to offer help Click here to download a flyer! The current economy is causing a ripple effect of symptoms. Some of those symptoms are emotional or psychological and often take a back seat to seemingly more pressing needs. This can make […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Public invited to DMU to hear from author on medical apartheid

Des Moines University invites you to hear Harriet A. Washington, author of “Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present” on January 27 at noon. Free and open to all, her talk will be held in the Des Moines University (DMU) Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU collects cash for United Way, food for DMARC pantries, mentors for kids

Des Moines University’s Community Service Committee is celebrating a bountiful autumn, a giving staff and several successful campaigns. This year’s annual United Way campaign recently concluded with a grand total of $20,438 collected for United Way of Central Iowa. An increased push for ongoing monthly food drives has totaled 12,062 food items donated, thus far […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free health screenings at DMU for seniors Saturday, Nov. 7

Flu shots will not be available at Saturday’s Des Moines University Senior Health Fair as previously expected. The fair will go on as planned. Due to the Polk County Health Department’s vaccine shortage, they had to cancel all upcoming flu shot clinics until their supply is refreshed. “We, of course, wish we could offer flu […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New endowed scholarship for CPMS students

Bradley Bakotic, D.O., D.P.M., and Bako Pathology recently presented the DMU College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery with a generous gift. The gift begins an endowed scholarship for third- and fourth-year D.P.M. students who have shown excellence in pathology.

— Courtney Tompkins

Senior Health Fair update

Every year thus far the flu and pnuemonia vaccines have been available at the DMU Senior Health Fair Nov. 7. Because our supplier, Polk County Health Department, is now out of vaccines, it is unlikely that they will be available this year, Nov. 7, at the fair. The Department has canceled all upcoming flu clinics […]

— Courtney Tompkins

H1N1 update from Polk County

Polk County Health Department, like all other health agencies around the country, must adjust its plans for distributing the H1N1 vaccine because of a significantly smaller supply than what was originally projected. Following the guidance of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP), Polk County Health will temporarily […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University President Terry Branstad retires

DMU board of trustees names interim president (Des Moines, Iowa) – At noon today in a private session, Des Moines University President Terry E. Branstad announced his retirement to students, staff and faculty. Effective immediately, he is now free to pursue the possibility of running for public office. He had been president and CEO of […]

— Courtney Tompkins