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DMU welcomes Amanda Poppens

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Amanda Poppens of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the accounts receivable administrator. She is a 2008 graduate of Central College.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU welcomes Dawn Bisenius

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Dawn Bisenius of Johnston recently joined the Des Moines University Clinic administration as an EMR application specialist.

— Courtney Tompkins

Hot air and hot rides

This weekend there are some really interesting things, as usual, going on in Des Moines. The National Balloon Classic will begin in Indianola today and run through Aug. 2. I saw some balloons lazily floating above Des Moines, one morning this week on my way to work and got excited for the festival. At $3 per […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Local music to m’ears

In May my little sister traveled through Italy. A waiter at a café asked where she was from and when she responded with “Iowa,” he got very excited and, with accent, proclaimed “AHH, Slipknot!” And while Slipknot is definitely a famous Iowa band, it and its brother band, Stone Sour, are not the only groups […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New Pilates sessions begin in August at DMU

(Des Moines, IA) – Stronger, more empowered and relaxed are all descriptions of how participants felt after taking Pilates at Des Moines University (DMU). Pilates classes are designed to strengthen abdominal, pelvic and back muscles and at DMU they are taught by people professionally trained to understand and work with the musculoskeletal system. The upcoming […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Free physicals at DMU July 26 for athletes

(Des Moines, IA) – Middle school and high school athletes from Des Moines and surrounding areas can receive a free sports physical on July 26 at Des Moines University. Des Moines University (DMU) has offered free sports physicals to local children for years. This year the school will provide free physicals on Saturday, July 26 […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Mary Mincer Hansen joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Mary Mincer Hansen, RN, Ph.D., of Panora recently became a full-time associate professor Des Moines. She joined Des Moines University part-time last fall. She was previously the director of the Iowa Department of Public Health.

— Courtney Tompkins

Nicole Frangopol joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Nicole K. Frangopol of Mingo recently joined Des Moines University as a wellness assistant. She was previously with Angeli Cristiani Childcare in Des Moines. She is a 2008 graduate of Grand View College.

— Courtney Tompkins

DMU RUN-DAY-VOO

How can you even try to resist saying that over & over again?  It’s such a fun name and I’m sure it’ll be a fun event! This is the first-EVER race for DMU. It’ll start and end in front of the Academic Center, 3440 Grand Ave. The Aug. 9 race begins at 6:30 a.m. (yeah, […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Honor society induction at DMU recognizes leadership, compassion

(Des Moines, IA) – Medical school isn’t just about learning anatomy, biology, pharmacology and more. It’s also about learning how to care for patients as fellow human beings. It’s learning interpersonal skills, compassion, ethics and leadership. Des Moines University has an entire department dedicated to teaching such skills. To emphasize just how much priority is […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Butter what?

It’s official, this year’s state fair butter statue has been announced!! In addition to this year’s butter cow at the fair, there will be a butter Shawn Johnson! Details here! I should back up a moment for those of you new to Iowa… We LOVE our state fair in Iowa. It’s the best state fair […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Happy Independence Day!

Happy birthday America! Hope today finds every one of you celebrating the freedom and privileges we have in the U.S. and enjoying time with family and friends! photo by mc_lemore

— Courtney Tompkins

Place to go, things to do, people to see

When I was a kid I knew that saying “I’m bored” would mean a chore list from mom – maybe that’s why I’m so adept at finding things to do and never being bored as an adult! But since I tend to hear other people resort to summer boredom, here’s some fun upcoming events to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Research spotlight: Wayne Wilson

Wayne Wilson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at Des Moines University in the biochemistry & nutrition department specializing in metabolic regulation. When Wilson was 5 years old, he was given a toy microscope to play with and ever since he can remember, he has always dreamed of becoming a scientist. In June 2008, Dr. Wilson […]

— Seth Stevenson

Public Health Program success!

The Council on the Education of Public Health (CEPH) has granted the Des Moines University Public Health Program full accreditation for a period of seven years. Knowing the importance of the program to the public health community, to Des Moines University and our students, Dr. Wendy Ringgenberg, program director, has been working tirelessly to ensure […]

— Courtney Tompkins

You can purchase MRI CD software designed by DMU prof, student

(Des Moines, IA) – Learning MRI anatomy is not easy regardless of your training, experience or education. And for that reason, a physician-professor from Des Moines University (DMU) decided to put his head together with DMU podiatric students and an anatomist to develop MRI Of The Foot & Ankle Made Simple, a CD software program. […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Explore your way at Discover DMU Day July 2

(Des Moines, IA) – We’re not big fans of boring tours and monotonous presentations, plus that wouldn’t represent our school very well. So we instead came up with Discover DMU Day, a dynamic, hands-on, action-packed, open house-style event for prospective students. Discover DMU Day is exactly as the name describes – a way for you […]

— Courtney Tompkins

More things to do in Des Moines!

I have been remiss, dear readers, in not blogging already about this coming weekend. There is SO much going on, I can’t wait! I will not miss the Arts Festival! Free to attend, it runs Fri-Sun, includes gorgeous displays of art, live music, fireworks, interactive activities and food vendors all over. An annual DSM event […]

— Courtney Tompkins