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(Des Moines, IA) – If current medical and health care research interests you, plan to attend the third annual Des Moines University Student Research Symposium on April 17. Des Moines University will host the public and students from area colleges and universities for the symposium from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Olsen Medical Education […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University Variety Show to benefit children

(Des Moines, IA) – If your perception of a proper medical student includes glasses and a thick textbook, you’ll be surprised to see Des Moines University students juggling, belly dancing and singing on stage on March 31. All for a good cause, the second annual Des Moines University Variety Show is organized by the Pediatric […]

— Courtney Tompkins

April 14 osteoporosis event cancelled

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University’s Friday seminar series session “Recent advances in the treatment of osteoporosis” has been cancelled. This event was originally scheduled for April 14, then rescheduled for May 19. Due to difficulties with the presenter’s schedule, this event will not be rescheduled. Staff at Des Moines University regret the confusion. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

McAlpin joines Des Moines University

Monica McAlpin joins Des Moines University (Des Moines, Iowa) — Monica McAlpin of Norwalk recently joined Des Moines University as a Purchasing Administrator. She was previously employed with a local medical supply company. She is a 1996 alum of Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU offers Pilates classes to public

(Des Moines, IA) – The public can now benefit from Pilates classes taught by Des Moines University’s Kari Smith, D.P.T. Recently opened to the community, each session will be taught by Smith, a Des Moines University physical therapist who trained as a Pilates instructor at the All-American Pilates Institute in Florida. “Pilates suits all ages and […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU offers Friday Seminar Series to public

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University’s Friday seminar series with health experts is now open to you too. Classes meet each Friday from February 10 through May 12, 2006 from noon until 1 p.m in room 115 of the Des Moines University Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Most sessions focus […]

— Courtney Tompkins

2006 Mini Medical School registration now available

What’s the difference between junk science and real science? Want to learn more about alternative medicine or how to deal with the creaks and groans associated with aging? Whether you love science or are just interested in your health, Des Moines University’s Mini Medical School will explain various health-related issues in a way that is […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU Receives $130,200 from MidAmerican for Energy Conservation

On December 15, 2005, MidAmerican Energy representatives presented a check in the amount of $130,200 to Des Moines University. This monetary award is for energy conservation improvements initiated by Des Moines University during the construction of the Student Education Center. The Student Center design team spent $215,000 for improvements beyond those called for by the Iowa State Energy […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Probst joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Julie Probst of West Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the art director. She was previously employed as a senior graphic designer at NCMIC Group, Inc. in Clive.

— Courtney Tompkins

Divino joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Jeffrey Divino recently joined Des Moines University as a research assistant in the microbiology department. He was previously a graduate student at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

— Courtney Tompkins

Glenn joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Courtney Glenn recently joined Des Moines University as a communications associate. She was previously employed as an editor at the Press Citizen in Des Moines, Iowa.

— Courtney Tompkins

Ryff joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Kyle Ryff recently joined Des Moines University as an animal caretaker. He was previously employed as a language technology center tutor at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University to be given well workplace award

(Des Moines, IA) – For the third year in a row, Des Moines University will be recognized for excellence in worksite health promotion by the Wellness Council of Iowa, which will recertify DMU as a Gold Well Workplace. This award recognizes an organization for its commitment to the health and well-being of employees. The Well […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Vincent joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Danessa Vincent recently joined Des Moines University as an admissions assistant in the Enrollment Management office. Previously, Vincent was a human resources coordinator at Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa in Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

Wright joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Brian C. Wright, recently joined Des Moines University as the director of major gifts and planned giving. Previously, Wright was the director of gift planning at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

— Courtney Tompkins

HIV/AIDS Forum to be held at Des Moines University

Des Moines, Iowa – Nelson Musoba, M.D., public health doctor from Nigeria, will present “A Physician’s Perspective of HIV/AIDS in Uganda” on Monday, September 19 from noon – 1 p.m. Immediately following, Carolyn Beverly, M.D., M.P.H., will address AIDS rates in Polk County followed by a question and answer session. The forum will be held […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU student on NBC’s reality show “The Biggest Loser”

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University medical student, Jen Kersey, spent a few months earlier this year with 13 other contestants on NBC’s hit reality show, “The Biggest Loser,” which premiers on September 13.   The Crandall, Texas, native took time off from medical school to appear on the show. The show was taped […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Sec. Mike Leavitt to discuss Medicare drug coverage at public forum

(Des Moines, IA) – Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mike Leavitt, will be at Des Moines University on Thursday, August 25, as part of a nationwide tour to discuss Medicare’s new prescription drug coverage. A public forum will take place at 9:30 a.m. in DMU’s Medical Education Center, 3200 Grand Avenue. The event is […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University researcher receives NIH grant

(Des Moines, Iowa) – A Des Moines University (DMU) associate professor has been awarded over $180,000 to study the effects of a protein on inflammation. Andrew Brittingham, Ph.D., DMU associate professor of microbiology, was awarded the grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research project, titled “The Production of Endothelin-1 (ET-1) by Macrophages […]

— Courtney Tompkins