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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

Plan to enjoy August 14 Run-Day-Voo near DMU!

(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 14 race, called DMU Run-Day-Voo, will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the circle drive in front of the Des Moines University Academic Center […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Annual DMU memorial service May 21 for body donors free, open to public

(Des Moines, IA) – On Friday, May 21, Des Moines University (DMU) will honor 65 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

DMU honored by Iowa Psychological Association

Des Moines University (DMU) was recently chosen as the 2010 Iowa Psychologically Healthy Workplace by the Iowa Psychological Association (IPA). The IPA will present the award in October at their annual fall conference. Their criteria includes workplace practices that involve employee involvement, health, safety, growth, recognition and a healthy work-life balance. They highlighted DMU’s “longstanding […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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