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IACUC conference a success

On June 14, Des Moines University’s Office of Research and Continuing Medical Education departments hosted IACUC Approval in the Ever Changing Research Environment. Guests included IACUC members, investigators, center directors, and administrators from Des Moines University, Iowa State University, Grinnell College, Simpson, North Dakota State University, University of Iowa, USDA – National Animal Disease Center, and industry. […]

— Vanessa Ross

Free CME offered by the Mayo Clinic

The Des Moines University Office of Research invites you to participate in a series of online professional development research courses developed by the Mayo Clinic. The series focuses on research foundations that underlie practice improvement efforts. Research categories include advanced research methods, research and the community, research proposal process, statistical concepts, statistics and informatics software, […]

— Anna Hudson

Recent DMU Research Successes

Many Des Moines University faculty members and students were recognized for their recent presentations, publications and awards. Faculty names are in boldface. David Rettedal (DPM ‘13) and Dr. Vassilios Vardaxis received the first place award at the 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine in Orlando for […]

— Mollie Lyon

A supportive, rigorous research environment

DMU operates under high ethical standards to earn and sustain the trust and respect of the public, research participants and the research community. Its Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that is mandated by federal law to review and approve all research that involves human subjects. The IRB’s purpose is to protect human subjects’ […]

— Mollie Lyon

Is this research too dangerous?

What if you were a scientist who wanted to investigate ways to counter a deadly virus, but the only way you could do so is if you created it? That was the question that circulated late last week when scientists announced that research on H5N1, an apparently unusually deadly bird flu virus, was going to […]

— Barb Boose

Do extra pounds make you live longer?

Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association sounds like the perfect post-holiday gift to anyone who resembles Santa a bit more than prior to the season of celebrations: A review of 97 studies involving a combined 2.88 million people on the relationship between body weight and death risk concluded that overall, […]

— Barb Boose

Research Symposium follow-up

The 2012 Des Moines University Research Symposium was held December 6, 2012. It was another successful year with a great turnout! This year the number of attendees kept steady at 152, the exact number as the previous year’s symposium in 2011. The Office of Research is happy to report that the total number of presentations […]

— Mollie Lyon