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Score! Fun night out for cheap!

  Hockey? In Des Moines?  To that I say: as a matter of fact, yes!?? I’ve been a lifelong hockey fan. To me, there’s no other sport like it – it’s such a fast-paced sport, the game can change faster than a 100 mph slapshot. It’s one thing to watch on TV, but it’s completely […]

— David Lay

A breathtaking experience

by Barb Boose, editor of DMU Magazine Some people enjoy winter, some hate it and others simply tolerate it. But on a recent frigid Friday night in Des Moines, a unique group not only enjoyed it, they literally leapt into it. First-year DMU students John Budi and Jayten Shook were among approximately 100 people who […]

— Seth Stevenson

Well connected

My family doctor is a DMU alum (D.O. class of 1990) and has been taking quite good care of my family for over 10 years. Just recently, she referred us to a local ENT to discuss tubes – the rite of passage for any infant plagued with ear infections (Otitis Media in doctor speak). Needless […]

— Gina Smith

Say what?

I have a professor this semester whose choice interjection is, “Make sense?” He says this phrase at least 20 times during an hour class period. I find his choice of words extremely comical given the fact that he’ll rarely wait for anyone to actually respond, but if he did, my answer would inevitably be the […]

— Kendall Conder

Learn about issues, health concerns of transgender individuals

(Des Moines, IA) – You are invited to attend a free event at Des Moines University on Monday, February 16 about the issues and needs of transgender individuals. Dr. Christine McGinn of Pennsylvania will be speaking about her own personal experience and about her clinic where she provides all types of care for transgender patients. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

What are you doing for spring break?

I am going to El Salvador for a medical service trip with 13 other DMU students and oodles of supporting faculty and community members. This is DMU’s second time going to El Salvador. Last year, they served about 2500 people in the community. I am so excited about this opportunity! There are many opportunities available […]

— Tea Nguyen

What I’ve learned about Iowans

Hey ya’ll! I’m a new blogger. My name is Kendall Conder. I’m a 24 yo SWF, born and raised in Las Vegas. I graduated from Auburn University in 2007 (War Eagle Go Tigers! Yes, I know about Chizik… and Rhoads). I started physical therapy school at DMU in August 2008.  Little bit about me: I […]

— Kendall Conder

Good stuff to read!

Good golly, Ms. Molly, I’m surrounded by smart people!!! (not to worry, this does not come as a shock to me but rather I am reminded on a daily basis of how amazingly talented the faculty and staff are at DMU.) Here’s a few recent pieces that feature some of the smartypants folk ’round here. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Mini Medical School

Mini Medical School is an awesome event at DMU. 5 Tuesday evenings, 5 topics, only $25! Plus it’s geared for a wide array of ages…middle school through senior citizens enjoy this annual event. (if you’re a middle, high or grad school student, it’s only $10!) Where else can you take five classes from med. school […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Accolades for our clinic

I wanted to share this lovely letter recently sent to administrators at the Des Moines University Clinic. The links I inserted for your convenience, cuz I’m nice like that. Enjoy!  – Courtney To Whom it May Concern, I wanted to extend a heartfelt “Thank You!” for the phenomenal service I received at Des Moines University […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Discover DMU March 4!

A couple of years ago, we began hosting Discover DMU — a campus-wide open house — and it’s been a huge success! We host events in March, July and September each year and it’s chance for you to see more than we can show in a brochure. We usually have a variety of prospective students, […]

— Gina Smith

Research spotlight: Kathy Mercuris

Dr. Kathy Mercuris is an Associate Professor at Des Moines University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Research Projects Research Focus My primary research is on changes in balance and gait following a CVA (stroke). I have been investigating the relationship measurements of balance and gait as they are performed by therapists in the […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Andrew Brittingham

Andrew Brittingham is an associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Des Moines University specializing in parasitology. His research emphasis has always focused on the host – pathogen interaction. He is particularly interested in the mechanisms used by pathogens to avoid destruction by the immune system. Current projects An examination of the processes that regulation […]

— Seth Stevenson

Research spotlight: Gregory Kolbinger

Gregory J Kolbinger MPAS, PA-C is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the clinical director of the Simulation Lab, which is a part of the Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills at Des Moines University. Research projects Currently working on two separate projects to […]

— Seth Stevenson

Explore Your Way at Discover DMU Day March 4

If you’ve wished you could step into a lab to see current students in action and actually witness students’ skills before picking your graduate school, you can’t miss Discover DMU Day. On March 4, from 2 to 5 p.m., Des Moines University (DMU), a medical and health sciences university offering nine graduate degrees, is opening […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Dinner for 2, on a budget

There’s an article in today’s Des Moines Register showing 10 tabs at local restaurants – each offers a meal for 2 at less than $50 (sometimes less than $40). They include 2 entrees, 2 drinks & tip. The list shows a variety of types of restaurants. Check it out! From the list, I’ve got some […]

— Courtney Tompkins