DMU group earns award at national podiatric conference

(Des Moines, IA) – A group of faculty and students from Des Moines University recently earned first place for an outstanding poster abstract at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s (APMA) National Scientific Conference in Philadelphia. The poster was authored by Robert Yoho, D.P.M., dean of the College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Simon Geletta, Ph.D., […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Samina Akbar

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Samina Akbar, Ph.D., recently joined Des Moines University as an assistant professor in the microbiology/immunology department. Dr. Akbar was previously with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Denise Hill

(Des Moines, Iowa) —,/i> Denise M. Hill of Altoona recently joined Des Moines University as a full-time faculty member in the College of Health Sciences. She has been a practitioner-scholar in the College for the past six years, teaching courses in health law and ethics. She was recognized with the 2007 Master of Public Health […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Kenneth Hisley

(Des Moines, Iowa) —,/i> Kenneth “Cal” Hisley, Ph.D., of Des Moines, recently joined Des Moines University as a faculty member of the anatomy department. Dr. Hisley was previously an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Susan Schiltz-Day

(Des Moines, Iowa) —,/i>Susan Schiltz-Day, Ph.D., LMHC, of Urbandale recently joined Des Moines University as a part-time counselor in the educational support services department. She is also employed as a therapist at Wadle & Associates in Des Moines and is a facilitator of Divorce Healing Groups for First United Methodist in Ankeny and Westminster Church […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Marie Nguyen

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Marie Nguyen, Ph.D., recently joined Des Moines University as an assistant professor of microbiology. She was previously a postdoctoral research associate at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

— Courtney Tompkins

Come to the DMU tent at the state fair on August 12!

August 12 is Des Moines University day at the Iowa State Fair! Stop by our tent on the Grand Concourse! We’ll have freebies like temporary tattoos, bandaid dispensers, spray hand sanitizer, pens and magnetic shopping lists! If you take a health quiz you can take home a free ballcap! Pick up some materials to learn […]

— Seth Stevenson

DMU has two new degree programs!

We have some exciting news here at DMU! Beginning this month, Des Moines University will offer Master of Anatomy and Master of Biomedical Sciences programs. These programs are exactly what you need if you want to teach anatomy or go into research. Or they would be a great addition to other medical or health care […]

— Andrea Cooley

DMU has two new programs!!!

We have some exciting news here at DMU! Beginning this month, Des Moines University will offer Master of Anatomy and Master of Biomedical Sciences programs. These programs are exactly what you need if you want to teach anatomy or go into research. Or they would be a great addition to other medical or health care […]

— Courtney Tompkins

Dr. Marie Nguyen joins Des Moines University

(Des Moines, Iowa) – Marie Nguyen, Ph.D., recently joined Des Moines University as an assistant professor of microbiology. She was previously a postdoctoral research associate at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

— Courtney Tompkins

Top indestructible career: doctor

Check out CareerBuilder’s list of long-lasting, indestructible careers. 1. Doctor Why it’s everlasting: While humans pride themselves on being the most intelligent of species, we still have a mortality rate, and we still get bumped, bruised and diseased along the way. We will always need people to investigate and treat our medical conditions. Top indestructible […]

— Seth Stevenson

Questions to consider for Pre-Med Students

Hopefully, there are not any new DMU students who have not considered these questions, but this is a good list for anyone out there who is looking to apply to Med School in the future. Curriculum 1. Are there any special programs for which this medical school is noted? 2. Describe this school’s curriculum in […]

— Seth Stevenson

Some history

Des Moines University is the second oldest osteopathic school in the United States. We’ve built on a proud history and success since the very first class in 1898. Click here to see historical photos of DMU

— Seth Stevenson

Questions to consider for Pre-Med Students

Hopefully, there are not any new DMU students who have not considered these questions, but this is a good list for anyone out there who is looking to apply to Med School in the future. Best of luck, j. Curriculum 1. Are there any special programs for which this medical school is noted? 2. Describe […]

— Seth Stevenson