PA students pounce the PANCE

We don’t like to brag, but we are continually impressed by our hard-working students. We just got word regarding the final pass-rate data for the Des Moines University Physician Assistant Class of 2011 on the PANCE exam. Our PA students had a 98% first-attempt pass rate, while the national average was 91%. Over the past […]

— Nicole Branstad

Unlocking the “Legos” of life

DMU has a new student organization that’s also a feather in the University’s cap: The Genetics Student Interest Group of Des Moines University recently made DMU one of only seven medical schools in the U.S., and the first and only osteopathic medical school, to earn affiliation with the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG). Alisdair […]

— Barb Boose

Friday recipe: high-protein torte

I love recipes with secret ingredients – components that no one would suspect. I once surprised my workmates with a batch of pork and bean bars that indeed contained an entire can of Van Camp’s but tasted like lusciously moist pumpkin bars (don’t look for the recipe here; those bars definitely don’t fit in the […]

— Barb Boose

New year for DMU

Good Morning! Many of you have heard me praise the numerous qualities of Des Moines University that drew me here. They include the University’s high academic quality; its rigorous, well-equipped curriculum that supports innovative education; the interprofessional interactions among our students and faculty; and the wonderful work and support of our employees. Another exceptional aspect […]

— Angela Franklin

We’re all connected

  Are you connected to DMU? If you aren’t already, head on over to our Facebook page and ‘Like’ us. Alums, check out this page. Check out our Twitter feed and follow our tweets. Or there is even the DMU Tube with all of our latest videos. Are you on campus right now? Check in on Foursquare. […]

— Nicole Branstad

Satisfied?

I’d like to believe health care professionals are committed to patient satisfaction, but going forward the level of “care quality” will take on greater importance: Starting in October 2012, according to Healthcare.gov, Medicare will reward hospitals “that provide high quality care for their patients through the new Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program…for the first time, hospitals […]

— Barb Boose

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

This time of year, I love talking with family and friends about their favorite holiday traditions. My daughter, for example, loves that initial excavation of holiday decorations from the depths of a basement closet (although she’s less fond of putting them all away after the holidays – imagine that!). My son loves the December production […]

— Barb Boose

Polymorphonuclear neutrophilic leukocyte, Rah, Rah!

Nucleous, Pacemaker, Cardiograph – those are just some of the names of the Des Moines University yearbook published on and off since 1905. Lindsey Smith has launched an effort to scan the collection amid her other duties as archivist in the DMU Library and Kendall Reed Rare Book Room, where visitors can page through the […]

— Barb Boose

Six leaders join DMU Board of Trustees

They’re a diverse group, including leaders in health care, justice and business, but they all share a commitment to the advancement of Des Moines University. They are the six new members of the University’s Board of Trustees. Susan L. Beck, D.O. ’84, FACOS, is a surgeon with Katzmann Breast Center in Clive and Surgical Affiliates […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Eating worms

Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional disorder in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that it affects nearly two billion people. Matthew Abendroth, a second-year DMU osteopathic student, suggests one solution might be entomophagy, the human consumption of insects. Matthew was among the winners in a student poster competition at the Heartland Global […]

— Barb Boose

Take the first step toward better health with DMU

Des Moines University invites our neighbors and community to join our Start Somewhere Walk on Friday, October 7, at noon. Starting at the Academic Center, 3440 Grand Avenue, the one-mile route will head west on Grand Avenue to 42nd Street and return to campus. DMU faculty, staff and students will join thousands of Iowans in […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Suku Radia to be honored at annual Glanton Scholarship Dinner

Des Moines University (DMU) will honor Bankers Trust CEO and President Suku Radia at the 2011 Glanton Scholarship Dinner on October 6 at The Meadows Events and Conference Center in Altoona. The annual event helps to raise money for the scholarship named after The Honorable Luther T. Glanton Jr. and Willie Stevenson Glanton. The scholarship […]

— Jordan Bahnsen

Inaugural week events

The actual inaugural ceremony is scheduled for this Saturday, but there are all sorts of events taking place throughout the week in celebration of our 15th president, Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D. We hope you can join us on campus to take part in a variety of opportunities to learn, network and promote preventive health […]

— Nicole Branstad