Public can take Pilates classes taught by DMU physical therapist

Pilates will strengthen your abdominal and back muscles, improve body movement and correct your posture. Pilates is pronounced puh-LAH-teez and was invented 70 years ago by Joseph H. Pilates. (Des Moines, IA) – If your new year’s resolution is to strengthen and tone your body, exercise or just overall improve your health, sign up for […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes April Newton, P.T.

(Des Moines, Iowa) — April D. Newton, P.T., of West Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as the director of clinical education in the physical therapy department. She was previously the therapy education coordinator for Iowa Health-Des Moines.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University researcher earns two national awards

(Des Moines, IA) – Dr. Roy Lidke, clinical associate professor of podiatric medicine at Des Moines University, was recently awarded first place in the poster abstract competition sponsored by the American Podiatric Medical Association. His winning poster presentation, “Valgus Posted Orthotics Provide Sustained Mechanical Unloading in Knee Osteoarthritis” included a $1,500 award. He also received […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Melissa Wilder

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Melissa Wilder of Stuart recently joined Des Moines University as an academic secretary for the OB/GYN and Pediatric departments. She was formerly a patient service representative for Iowa Health Physicians in Stuart.

— Courtney Tompkins

Don’t miss your chance for a free full-body assessment, treatment

(Des Moines, IA) – The public is invited to experience first-hand the benefits of osteopathic medicine at Des Moines University’s OMM Community Night on October 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. In the Student Education Center, 3300 Grand Avenue, D.O. students will be providing free full-body structural and muscular assessments and treatments, part of osteopathic […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Get to know future D.O.s

YOU ARE INVITED! What: Get to know future D.O.s: OMM Community Night When: October 5, 6 – 9 p.m. Where: Des Moines University Student Education Center 3300 Grand Ave. in Des Moines need directions? Cost: Free to all! Who: Open to the public. More details: Receive a free osteopathic manipulation full-body treatment, learn more about […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Dr. Jeff Gray joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Jeffrey T. Gray, Ph.D., of Johnston recently joined Des Moines University as an associate professor of microbiology. He was previously at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, also as an associate professor of microbiology.

— Courtney Tompkins

“Preventive Medicine in an Electronic Age” panel includes Congressman Boswell, DMU dean, local medical experts

(Des Moines, IA) – Congressman Leonard Boswell will headline the “Preventive Medicine in an Electronic Age” discussion on Wednesday, August 23 at noon at Des Moines University (DMU) in the Olsen Medical Education Center, 3200 Grand Avenue. The event will include discussion of preventive medicine and wellness, electronic medical records and mental health issues with […]

— Courtney Tompkins

New global health program broadens DMU’s medical training

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University has moved into new territory for medical training by expanding international opportunities for students and faculty. Yogesh Shah, M.D., has been named associate dean for global health. Dr. Shah is associate program director of the Mercy/Mayo Family Medicine Residency Program at Mercy Hospital Medical Center in Des Moines […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Dr. Kyla Carney

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Kyla D. S. Carney, D. O., of West Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as faculty in the family medicine department. She is also a clinician in the Des Moines University Clinic. She was formerly a resident at Mercy-Mayo Family Medicine Residency Clinic in Des Moines, Ia. She is a […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Roxane Joens-Matre

(Des Moines, Iowa) —Roxane Joens-Matre of Polk City recently joined Des Moines University as faculty in the Master of Public Health program. She was previously an epidemiologist and program evaluator for the Iowa Department of Public Health.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Jeremy Austin

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Jeremy Austin of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as an admissions coordinator. He was previously employed by Highland Community College in Highland, KS, as the director of student housing.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Amy MacKrell

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Amy MacKrell of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as an instructional design coordinator. She was formerly with Interlink Training of West Des Moines as an instructional designer.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Nikki Hook

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Nikki Hook of Des Moines recently joined Des Moines University as a program assistant for the Geriatric Education Center. She was formerly an administrative assistant at the Victory Assembly of God in Tucson, Arizona.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University group heads to Belize for medical outreach

(Des Moines, IA) – Des Moines University faculty and ten students will head to Belize on July 1 on a medical service trip. They will stay in Dangriga, a town on the southern coast of the country, until July 9. Each morning the team of 17 will divide into three groups, one surgical team to […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines healthcare providers go tobacco free

DES MOINES, Iowa – Effective July 1, 2006, Des Moines University, Broadlawns Medical Center, Iowa Health – Des Moines, Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines and Wesley Retirement Services will be tobacco-free organizations. “As healthcare organizations with the mission of improving the overall health of the communities we serve, we believe it is important for us to […]

— Courtney Tompkins