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DMU Research Symposium

December 1, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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Evidence-Based Medicine: Doing a World of Good

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No classes will be scheduled for this afternoon so all students can attend or participate. All students and faculty are encouraged to develop research projects to be presented at this event.

The DMU Research Symposium aims to recognize the research efforts of those in the surrounding community; to provide a forum for the collaboration of ideas and the production of new hypotheses; and to impress upon the students of DMU the critical role that research plays in the advancement of health care.


  • , vice president of Research (scientific chair)
  • Alandra Greenlee, D.P.M.’14
  • , assistant professor, Microbiology and Immunology
  • ; instructor, Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • ; manager, Continuing Medical Education
  • Aaron Schenone, D.O.’14
  • Stefani Swinton, D.P.T.’12
  • , dean, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery


12 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Keynote presentation
Location: SEC AuditoriumEffects of Exercise, Age and Psychosocial Factors on Immune Response
Marian L. Kohut, Ph.D.
  1. Identify factors that influence immune response to vaccine.
  2. Compare how different types of exercise impact immune function.
1:30 p.m. Case-based panel discussion
Location: SEC AuditoriumTraci Bush, P.T., OTR/L, DHS, Chair, Program Director, Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Des Moines University

Gary Hoff, D.O., FACOI, FACC, Chair and Associate Professor, Medical Humanities and Bioethics; Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Des Moines University

Marian L. Kohut, Ph.D., Chair, Immunobiology; Professor, Department of Kinesiology/Immunobiology/Gerontology, Iowa State University

James Mahoney, D.P.M., FACFAS, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs; Associate Professor, College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University

2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Oral abstract presentations
Location: AC Lecture HallsView the oral abstract presentation schedule
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Poster abstract presentations
Location: SEC Common AreaView list of poster abstracts
4:45 p.m. Adjourn

Keynote speaker

Marian l. Kohut, Ph.D.Marian L. Kohut, Ph.D.

Chair, Immunobiology; Professor, Department of Kinesiology/Immunobiology/Gerontology, Iowa State University

Target audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff and students. External researchers and health professionals from the Des Moines area and surrounding hospitals are also invited to participate.

Abstract submission

Abstracts are no longer being accepted.


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There is not a fee to attend but registration is strongly encouraged.

cme@dmu.edu prior to the program.


December 1, 2011
12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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