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Newt Gingrich to speak at Des Moines University

(Des Moines, IA) – Newt Gingrich, former U.S. Speaker of the House, is scheduled to speak at Des Moines University on Friday, August 12, 2005, from Noon – 1 p.m. in the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue. His stop in Des Moines is part of a nationwide tour to discuss his proposed redesign of the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU provides more than 300 free physicals

(Des Moines, IA) – On Saturday, July 30, Des Moines University hosted a free, comprehensive Health Fair and provided 331 free school and sports physicals for Des Moines area students. DMU partnered with the Iowa Heart Center and other concerned organizations to host the fair on the DMU campus in the Medical Education Center (MEC), located […]

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU announces 2004-05 Faculty Awards

DMU announces 2004-05 Faculty Awards   (Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University announced its 2004-05 faculty awards at a reception held Tuesday, July 12. Faculty Awards are awarded to peer-nominated and committee-selected faculty members in recognition of outstanding performance in particular categories. The awards are presented to faculty in celebration of their achievement in […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Building named in honor of Dr. Richard Ryan Jr.

  Des Moines, IA – A building on the campus of Des Moines University, located in Des Moines, Iowa, was recently renamed Richard M. Ryan Hall in honor of the University’s former president, Dr. Richard M. Ryan Jr., of Winchester, Mass. Ryan was 13th president of the 107-year-old medical and health sciences institution from 1996 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University provides opportunity with summer program

  (Des Moines, IA) – For the last three years, sophomore- and junior-year college students from across Iowa and throughout the nation, half of whom were minority students, have had a chance to visit Des Moines University (DMU) and experience what studying to be a medical professional would be like.     This year, the Medical […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Governor Branstad to visit Fort Dodge as part of Iowa tour

  What:         Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will visit Fort Dodge to meet with the Sertoma Club and network with local DMU alumni. While in Fort Dodge, Governor Branstad will be available for media interviews from 2:30 – 5 p.m.                     Governor Branstad will discuss the […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free booklet will help seniors access health care

  (Des Moines, IA) ­­– A free transportation resource booklet is now available for Polk County seniors, which lists transportation resources around the area, provides phone numbers for services and gives general information about the services. Transportation is one of the biggest barriers in terms of seniors receiving adequate health care. In fact, a recent […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Deputy U.S. Surgeon General to speak at Des Moines University’s 105th Commencement

(Des Moines, IA) – Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy U.S. Surgeon General, will be the featured speaker at Des Moines University’s 105th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at the Iowa Events Center-Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines. The commencement exercises will honor 289 graduates of Des Moines University. The College of Osteopathic […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Memorial service to honor body donors

(Des Moines, IA) – A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2005, to honor the 101 individuals who donated their bodies for scientific investigation to Des Moines University during the 2004-05 academic year. The non-denominational service will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Road, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Governor Branstad awarded IMS health care award

(Des Moines, IA) – Governor Terry E. Branstad, Des Moines University president and CEO, was recently awarded Iowa Medical Society’s John F. Sanford Award for his outstanding efforts to improve health care in Iowa.   “I’m very honored to receive this award,” said Governor Branstad. “This award is also a reflection Des Moines University’s commitment […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Governor Branstad to visit Pella as part of Iowa tour

  What:         Governor Terry E. Branstad, president and CEO of Des Moines University (DMU), will visit Pella to meet with the Rotary Club and network with local DMU alumni. While in Pella, Governor Branstad will be available for media interviews from 1:30 – 5 p.m.                     Governor Branstad will discuss the importance of […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University names student D.O. of the year

(Des Moines, IA) – Christopher Hill, Des Moines University (DMU) osteopathic medicine student, recently received the DMU 2005 Student D.O. of the Year award. Hill is now eligible to run for the National Student D.O. of the Year award.   “I am very honored to be recognized for flying the flag of osteopathy with this […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University names new College of Health Sciences Dean

  (Des Moines, IA) – Gilbert Ramirez, Dr.P.H., has been named dean of the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University. Dr. Ramirez joined the University in January 2004 as director of the Division of Health Management and associate dean of the College of Health Sciences. He was named interim dean in September.   […]

— Courtney Tompkins