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Tuition and Financial Aid Information

It’s been pointed out that our tuition and financial aid information is not easy to find on our web site. Here is the info you want! To get an idea of the total cost of attendance, click on the specific link for the program you’re applying to (e.g. “CPMS Budget”). You’ll find a nice, detailed […]

— Seth Stevenson

Des Moines University welcomes Dr. Pat Buchanan

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Patricia “Pat” Buchanan, Ph.D., M.S.P.T., recently joined Des Moines University as an associate professor with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is a certified athletic trainer and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher (GCTF). She was previously an associate professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

— Courtney Tompkins

Des Moines University welcomes Dr. Drew Lewis

(Des Moines, Iowa) — Drew Lewis, D.O., recently joined Des Moines University as a faculty member in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) department. Dr. Lewis is also working in the Des Moines University Clinic. A Des Moines University graduate, Dr. Lewis recently completed his residency at UC-Davis Medical Center in California.

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Students attend National APMA Conference

The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery had the opportunity to send six students to represent the College at the American Podiatric Medical Association’s National Conference.Representatives from each of the eight podiatric colleges gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to discuss issues facing podiatric medical students across the nation. One of these six students was Kimberlee Hobizal […]

— Courtney Tompkins

CPMS Students Receive Scholarships

Joe Kukla, DPM ’08 was awarded the Region Ten Dr. George E. Clark Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the Podiatry Political Action Committee. Nathan Clark, DPM ’08 was awarded the Zelda Walling Vicha Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from the American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants for his essay submission describing […]

— Courtney Tompkins

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